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Plans for Oxford United Football Club's new stadium published.

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Oxford United Football Club has today published further details of the plans for their potential new home in Kidlington.

The club has published seven new images of the proposal and a virtual fly-through.

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 Oxford United Football Club into the 21st century and enable the continued success of both the men's and women's teams, as well as its vitally important community outreach and charitable work.

The club's current agreement to play at the Kassam Stadium will come to an end in 2026 so they have to find a new home. This 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 and wellbeing space, and a community plaza.

The building will be surrounded and complemented by new landscaping and community-focused open public green spaces, enhancing the site's biodiversity by more than 10%.

The stadium will be better connected to public transport and will 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 club's commitment to ensuring everyone can comfortably visit Oxford's new home for football.

Oxford United Football Club is committed to women's league and cup fixtures being played at the stadium and wants everyone to have equal access to the new facilities.

Tonight (Monday 9th October), the club is holding a special preview exhibition of the revealed designs and setting out a lot more details 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 will also be available on the stadium's website,

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:

The club is keen to engage on the plans and has senior staff and members of the project team available for interviews and to answer questions at short notice.

"With our right to use the Kassam Stadium ending in 2026 and no option to renew the lease, we must find a new home. The club is committed to developing a highly sustainable and community-focused proposal 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 country will come to the exhibition and take a look at the plans. We want to hear all of your feedback."
Tim Williams, Oxford United Football Club Chief Executive