U's v Sky Blues switches venue
Oxford United’s pre-season friendly against Coventry City will now take place at Nuneaton Town FC on Saturday 1st August (3pm)
The game was originally scheduled to be played at the Kassam Stadium on that date but with the state of the art new Xtragrass pitch being laid by Greenfields the match has been switched to ensure that the playing surface is in the best possible condition for the season opener the following weekend when the U’s welcome Crawley Town in Sky Bet League 2.
Coventry have an identical new Xtragrass pitch this summer and are also at home on the opening day, against Wigan Athletic.
United Chief Executive Mark Ashton said:
“A lot of work has gone into the pitches at both clubs and we want to make sure they are right for the first League game, so it makes sense to leave it for as long as possible. We could have played it on the training ground but you want the competitive edge that comes with a crowd, plus the fans will want to see a game on that day as well, so this seemed a sensible approach and we thank Nuneaton for their hospitality.”
The game will be played at Liberty Way, Nuneaton, Warks, CV11 6RR.
Oxford fans will be in the Loans To Go Stand, a covered terrace, with admission £10 adults, £3 under 16s and FREE for under 10s accompanied by an adult.
Transfer to the seats in the UK Flooring Stand is £2, and car parking is £2.
Oxford United Pre-Season Matches 2015
Saturday 11th July - Didcot Town (a) 3pm
Tuesday 14th July - SC Wiener Neustadt (a)
Tuesday 21st July - Woking (a) 7.45pm
Saturday 25th July - Eastleigh (a) 3pm
Saturday 1st August - Coventry City (at Nuneaton Town FC) 3pm