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Hylton and Lawrence Join The 125th Celebrations

Two more legends join the 125th Anniversary

10 October 2018

Club News

Hylton and Lawrence Join The 125th Celebrations

Two more legends join the 125th Anniversary

10 October 2018

We are delighted to welcome two more Oxford United legends back for our fantastic 125th Anniversary Celebration Dinner.

Formed on 27th October 1893 in The Britannia pub in Headington, our home match with Shrewsbury Town marks the exact day the club was formed, and this anniversary will be celebrated with two great events.

That evening there will be a fantastic black tie event where a specially selected group of club legends will  join us at the Sheldonian Theatre and Bodleian Library

With tables from each decade, we are proud to announce that Danny Hylton and George Lawrence will be joining Ron Atkinson, Peter Foley, John Shuker, Mark Creighton, Malcolm Shotton, Joey Beauchamp and Ryan Clarke who have all confirmed that they will be joining us.

The night, which will be hosted by Jim Rosenthal, will include live interviews with the club legends, a drink and canape reception at the world famous Sheldonian Theatre, and a superb three course meal in the Weston Library, part of the Bodleian Library and one of Oxford’s most iconic venues, followed by an auction of memorabilia.

Following the theme of the decades, companies or individuals can sponsor a decade and host the two legends from that decade on their table for the evening.

This night really will be celebrating our history to support our future, with all profits from the evening going directly into funding the Academy.

For full details of all the packages available, please contact the Commercial Team on 01865 337503 or 337513 or email

Full prices for the dinner are:

  • Decade Sponsor (6 available) (8 places plus two legends) £2500+vat
  • Full Table (10 places) £1250+vat
  • Individual Place on shared table (Limited availability) £125+vat

We have a special offer for the game against Shrewsbury Town that day, when all adult prices will be reduced to just £12.50 in all areas of the stadium, saving up to £15.50 per ticket, and Under 7s pay just £1.25 - or can watch the game for FREE in the Family Area.

Advanced tickets in all general admission areas are priced at:

  • Adults £12.50
  • Over 65 £8.00
  • 18-21 £8.00
  • Under 18 £8.00
  • Under 13 £5.00 (£1.25 in Family Area)
  • Under 7 £1.25 (FREE in Family Area)

Please note with these special prices Yellow Card member prices will be as above with no further discount

1893 Club Member Guests

  • Adults £20.00
  • Over 65/18-21/Under 18 £15.00
  • Under 13 £10.00

1893 Club Day Tickets (non 1893 member guests)

  • Adults £30.00
  • Over 65/18-21/Under 18 £25.00
  • Under 13 £20.00

These ticket prices are available in advance of matchday only, and with demand expected to be high we recommend booking early to secure your seats.

The game will be a celebration of key moments in the club’s history, and the stars of the past have all been invited to come back to the U’s and help celebrate this landmark event. There will be a ‘Parade of the Decades’ from the 1960’s through to the current day prior to kick off and many other special events on the day.

We hope that as many fans as possible from far and wide can join us for this special celebratory matchday.

As well as the club, The Yellow Army are also planning a special event on the day, with more details announced soon, and Oxvox are working on longer term projects to celebrate 125 years of proud history.

Tickets for this huge day are on sale NOW at or by calling 01865 337533. Get involved in the celebrations and bring as many friends and family along to celebrate our history and help us to fill the stadium with a bumper crowd.

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