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Three More Legends Return For 125th Anniversary

Malcolm Shotton, Roy Burton and Les Robinson join the party

13 September 2018

Three more Oxford United Legends have confirmed they will be joining us for a very special celebration of our 125th anniversary.

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 Les Robinson, Roy Burton and our Milk Cup winning captain Malcolm Shotton will be joining John Shuker, Joey Beauchamp and Ryan Clarke in attending. 

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:

Early Bird Tickets (Before 27th September)

  • 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

Regular Tickets (From 28th September)

  • Decade Sponsor (8 places plus two legends) £3000+vat
  • Full Table (10 places) £1500+vat
  • Individual Place on shared table (Limited availability) £150+vat

Having made a special request to the Football League to play at home on this date, 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, and are targeting a crowd of 10,125.

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.

And if you thought those two announcements were exciting then how about your chance to join us for the Anniversary Dinner for just £1.25…

We know that not everyone is able to afford £125, but may wish to attend the dinner and support the Academy, so we have reserved one table at the evening event and as a one off, rather than the usual 50/50 tickets for our home league game against Walsall on 22nd September the prize will be five pairs of tickets to the dinner, with tickets for the draw just £2.50 for a pair of tickets. All proceeds raised by this fan initiative over and above the table cost will be put directly towards the Academy.

Spread the word. Oxford United has been part of the lives of thousands of fans over the last 125 years. Come and join us to celebrate against Shrewsbury on 27th October.

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