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Robinson Ready For Palace

Manager looks ahead to facing the Eagles on Saturday

19 July 2018

Oxford United welcome Crystal Palace to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday in the first home pre-season friendly.

It’s a chance for Karl Robinson’s new look side to test themselves against Roy Hodgson's Premier League Eagles, and Karl can’t wait for the game, as he told us earlier today:

“It will be a really good test for us. I know Roy very well and he is one of the most respected managers in the country so we know he will bring a strong side here and it will be a really good game for the fans to enjoy.

“But it is also an important step up for us as we prepare for Barnsley on the opening day. We have a lot of new faces; many of them like Samir Carruthers, Luke Garbutt and Tony McMahon have played in the Premier League and Championship so they will be keen to make a big impression, especially on their home debuts.

“Jamie Mackie is another with Premier League games under his belt although I’m not sure we will risk him at the weekend. He has been working hard but not had much game time so we may have to ease him in, but hopefully Gavin Whyte’s paperwork comes through and we are then at full strength.”

Don’t forget that you can save money by booking for Staurday’s game and Tuesday night’s home friendly against Leeds United at the same time.

Prices have been reduced for these games and there is a special discount if you book for both games in advance.

  Price per game Both games
Adult £12  £22
Over 65  £7  £12
Young Adult 18-21  £7  £12
Under 18  £7  £12
Under 13**  £5  £8
Under 7** £2  £2

**Accompanied by Adult

The discounted prices are only available from the Ticket Office in person or by phone (01865 337533) during normal office hours or from the Club Shop in the covered market in the city centre from Tuesday.

Tickets are available online at but not for the discounted two-match package.* up to Friday 20th July.

Please note that the North Stand will be closed to home supporters, as will the end blocks of the East Stand, South Stand Upper and the east end of the South Stand Lower, while the west end of the South Stand Lower will also be closed.

Season ticket holders' seats are NOT reserved for this game.

PLEASE NOTE The ticket office will not open until midday on Saturday

The new 1893 Club will be open for the first time for these games: why not watch the game in style in our hospitality areas? Please note these can only be booked by phone or in person.

  Crystal Palace Leeds United Both
Adult £22  £20  £40
Over 65  17  £15  £30
Young Adult 18-21  £17  £15 £30
Under 18  £17  £15  £30
Under 13**  £10  £10 £18

**Accompanied by Adult
Executive Boxes for 10

Crystal Palace £300+VAT
Leeds United £250+VAT

For further details and to book contact the commercial team on 01865 337503 or 337513 or email

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