A reminder that Oxford United’s Carabao Cup third round tie against Manchester City on Tuesday is a sell out and will be one of the games of the season. With a capacity crowd at Grenoble Road, we want to ensure that everyone gets to the ground, gets settled and is in plenty of time to see the U’s take on the current Premier League Champions, and so we have come up with a useful guide to getting to the game, as well as introducing Park and Ride buses to and from the match
PLAN YOUR JOURNEY
We strongly recommend that supporters use public transport wherever possible.
There are several bus routes that run within a five to ten minute walk to the ground
Oxford Bus Company
Services 3A and 5
1, 3, 3A, 12, 16 and 16A
The 1 and 5 routes operate every four minutes from the rail station and the centre of Oxford to Spindlebury Close and Knights Road, which is just a five minute walk away. Day tickets give you 24-hour access to the relevant company's buses.
It is perhaps worth mentioning that the game would go straight to penalties in the event of draw after 90 minutes, so there would be no problem in using the buses late that evening.
Football Special Buses
The OX3 football special bus will be operating from Carterton, Brize Norton, Witney, Eynsham. There will be a second double-decker on this route and both will leave 10 minutes earlier than normal.
The OX7 from Kidlington, Summertown, Marston and Headington will operate with one double-decker at the normal departure times.
NEW: Park and Ride
For this game, the club has organised a park and ride facility from Unipart, Garsington Road, please note that these are no longer available to book.
While there are circa 2,000 parking spaces at the stadium, these will undoubtedly be full well before kick-off and will take time to clear at the end of the match, so we are advising supporters attending this sell-out fixture to make alternative arrangements wherever possible.
We have been advised that parking enforcement officers will be in operation around the stadium - please park legally to avoid getting a parking ticket and fine
Also bear in mind the roadworks on the A4074 just past the Heyford Hill roundabout which will slow up football fans from the A34 as well as the normal ring road rush hour commuter traffic.
Please remember that there is a resident parking scheme (controlled parking zones) around the immediate built-up vicinity of the stadium which is in force on match days. These are in parts of Minchery Farm and Blackbird Leys West along with Frys Hill and Brake Hill in Greater Leys. They are closely monitored by traffic wardens during games so supporters should not contemplate parking illegally in these areas, nor on double lines or adjacent grass verges.
We suggest that people being dropped off and picked up arrange somewhere away from the stadium and ideally not on Grenoble Road.
Those living in Blackbird Leys, Greater Leys, Littlemore, Sandford-on-Thames and parts of Cowley should consider walking or cycling.
The turnstiles will open at 6.30pm.
A reminder that the Kassam Stadium is a no smoking or vaping venue. Smoking pens are available at present in the North (away) & East stands. From Tuesday's game there will be a smoking pen in the North (home) area as requested by a number of fans and families - please help us reduce smoking in toilets in the stands
No alcohol can be taken from the ground to have with a cigarette. More smoking pens will be coming to a gate near you over the course of the season
We are working closely with our friends at BBC Oxford who will be providing up-to-date traffic news throughout the evening, and we will also have regular traffic and parking updates on the official Twitter feed: @OUFCOfficial