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Oxford United’s new proposed stadium designs go down a hit with fans

Oxford United’s new proposed stadium designs go down a hit with fans with the club left with no choice but to leave the Kassam Stadium.

The League One high flyers have unveiled what its new 16,000-capacity stadium could look like after Oxfordshire County Council has agreed to lease land to the club, known as the Triangle, south of Kidlington.

Computer generated pictures have emerged of the proposed complex, which will include a 180-bed hotel, restaurant, conference centre and community plaza, subject to planning permission from Cherwell District Council.

The five-hectare (12-acre) site is to be located south of Kidlington roundabout, west of Banbury Road, east of Frieze Way and opposite Oxford Parkway Station which services routes to London Marylebone and Oxford.

Oxford United have to leave its current home at the Kassam Stadium when its lease expires in 2026.


Oxford United have today published further details of the plans for our potential new home in Kidlington. The club has published seven new images of the proposal and a virtual fly through.

The club has a vision to create a sustainable sports, entertainment and lifestyle landmark in Oxfordshire which is locally loved and internationally recognised. After an extensive site search, the Triangle in Kidlington has been identified as the only viable and potentially available site to create a best-in-class facility as the new home of Oxford United.

The club’s new home will set the benchmark for community benefit, commercial innovation, and environmental performance, and put the visitor experience at its heart. This will take the club into the 21st century and enable the continued success of both the menโ€™s and womenโ€™s teams, as well as its vitally important community outreach and charitable work.

The club’s current agreement to play at the Kassam Stadium comes to an end in 2026 and so they have to find a new home. This has led to plans for a 16,000-capacity stadium and complex within a single building. This will include a 180-bed hotel, restaurant, conference centre, health & wellbeing space and a community plaza.

The northern part of the building, next to the new plaza, will have a range of retail, restaurant and community spaces, including the Club Shop, Sports Bar / Cafรฉ and Restaurant.

The building will be surrounded and complemented by new landscaping and community-focused open public green spaces which will enhance the biodiversity of the site by more than 10%.

The stadium will be better connected to public transport and create new connections for the wider community, with a new east to west pedestrian and cycle route, improved footway and cycleway links to Oxford Parkway station and the Water Eaton Park and Ride site as well as enhanced pedestrian facilities along Oxford Road.

The stadium has been designed for all, reducing barriers to participation and involvement. The stadium designs feature sensory rooms and a dedicated accessible concourse with elevated views of the field of play, demonstrating the clubโ€™s commitment in ensuring everyone is able to comfortably visit Oxfordโ€™s new home for football.

Oxford United are committed to womenโ€™s league and cup fixtures being played at the stadium and want everyone to have equal access to the new facilities.

On the evening of the 9th October, the club is holding a special preview exhibition of the revealed designs and setting out a lot more detail about the project. This will then be followed by twelve days of exhibitions, where the public can see the proposals and leave their feedback.

A copy of the exhibition boards and an option to complete the feedback form electronically is available on the stadium website at www.oufcstadium.co.uk

The Exhibition follows the decision by Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet last month to give in principle consent to lease the triangle site in Kidlington as the new home for Oxford United. Details can be found on Oxfordshire County Council’s dedicated website here: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/council/about-your-council/oxford-united-stadium

Oxford United Football Club Chief Executive Tim Williams said:

“With our right to use the Kassam Stadium coming to an end in 2026 and no option to renew the lease, we must find a new home. The club is committed to developing a proposal which is highly sustainable and community focused whilst providing a state-of-the-art destination for all. The further detail we have released today shows how seriously we take these principles, and I am delighted to share the first glimpse of our stadium with the whole of Oxfordshire.

“I hope everyone from Kidlington, the surrounding areas and across the county will come to the exhibition and take a look at the plans.

“We want to hear all your feedback.”

From Tuesday 10th to Saturday 21st of October, the club is hosting a series of exhibition boards at the Holiday Inn Hotel at Peartree Roundabout where the designs will be on show for public scrutiny.

The exhibition will be open from 0900-2000 every day at Holiday Inn Oxford, Peartree Roundabout, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 8JD.

There will be three ‘Meet the Project Team’ days during the exhibition on

  • Thursday 12th October, 1500-2000
  • Saturday 14th October, 0900-2000
  • Thursday 19th October 1500-2000.

During these sessions, members from all aspects of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions.

As mentioned, Oxford United’s new proposed stadium designs go down a hit with fans…

@DavidOufc: it looks really good, get it ready for 2026, when i retire and can spend many happy years watching #oufc in a great new stadium

@GeorgeHogg93: Them pictures look fantastic. This is the future of us ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™ #oufc

@JPlumby_: The ox statue ๐Ÿ˜

@annatommo39: Wow, looks fantastic. Canโ€™t wait to visit!

@nickmanor: Beautiful ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘Œ

@HarlowYellow: Iโ€™ve supported this club since 1980 and Iโ€™ve literally got goosebumps watching this ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

@JonathanRadburn: #oufc Loving what you have created – the green elements, the woven timber tunnels and the nod to the manor stadium entrance arch. Cant wait to see more details.

@lewvine: #oufc. The new 16k capacity stadium will include a 180 bed hotel, restaurant, conference centre, health and wellbeing space and a community plaza. Amazing what modern architects can create in a tight space. What an asset for the city and the county.

@oufc_adam: Love this! Glad to see there a new London road arch ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ trying not to get too excited, big planning hurdles still to go! #OUFC

@connor_mh: Yeah fair play that looks class ๐Ÿ˜ณ

@asifkhan187: Oh my… I’m in love with it already. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

@sophiee__14: Holy fuck I am in love ๐Ÿ˜

@sophieoufc: Wow love it!! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™ #oufc @OUFCOfficial

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