Following extensive discussions with local and national authorities, Oxford United are delighted to confirm approval has been granted for supporters to attend the club’s Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final first leg against Blackpool at the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday 18th May, 6pm.
Since the U’s secured their top six berth on Sunday the club have been co-ordinating plans to maximise the available capacity while ensuring the top priority of Covid compliance is maintained. We would like to thank supporters for their patience while these plans were formalised, and we cannot wait to welcome you back to the Kassam Stadium for the first time this calendar year.
The club can confirm that a maximum capacity of 4,000 will be in attendance for the tie, with exclusive access to tickets given to current 2020/21 Season Ticket holders in the form of a one-off unweighted ballot.
The above maximum capacity must include all people in attendance, so as well as supporters, the club must factor players, staff, Directors, corporate, media, and policing & stewarding personnel into this figure. No away fans will be allowed to attend either of the semi-final matches.
With all this in mind, it is expected that Season Ticket holder demand will outweigh supply, hence the requirement for a ballot.
Season Ticket Ballot
The ballot is now open for Season Ticket holders to enter and is hosted at OUFCTickets.co.uk
The ballot will remain open until 9am on Friday 14th May, at which point the club will begin the process of randomly allocating seats to supporters. Season Ticket holders in the 1893 Club will be required to enter the ballot.
It is important to note that supporters will not be seated in their usual Season Ticket seat, however best efforts will be made to allocate places as close as possible.
How do I enter the ballot?
OUFC Ballot How To Guide.pdf
Entry into the ballot is exclusively made at OUFCTickets.co.uk. To enter you will need to have created a brand new Single Sign-On Yellows Account and have linked your existing Season Ticket Fan Number. Further details of how you can do this can be found below.
Upon signing in, you can select to enter the ballot for the Oxford United v Blackpool fixture by clicking the graphic on the homepage.
You will be able to add up to six supporters in to your ballot application including the lead applicant. Applications above six will be automatically unsuccessful. A group application will be treated as a single entry, with all group members either being successful or unsuccessful.
Groups can be made up of up to six households and will not be split.
At the point of entering the ballot, the lead booker will be asked to enter their card details. Please note that no payment will be taken from your account unless you have successfully been allocated tickets.
Wheelchair users will be automatically enrolled in a separate ballot (alongside their PA where applicable). Please do not enter the general admission ballot if you are a wheelchair user.
How do I set up a Yellows Account?
To be able to enter the ballot and make ticketing purchases online moving forward, you will need to have a Yellows Account setup. To do this, please follow the steps in the following video, and you can create your account via the link just below.
Yellows Account How to Guide video
To setup your new Yellows Account, please CLICK HERE
If you are having trouble setting up your Yellows Account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When will I know if I'm successful or unsuccessful in the ballot?
If you are successful in the ballot, you will receive a booking confirmation email that will detail the stand, row, and seat, along with a PDF of your match ticket(s).
No physical match tickets will be made available on the day, and entry will be solely by digital ticket or tickets printed at home.
Ticket prices in the different areas of the ground can be found by CLICKING HERE
Ticket prices automatically appear as the adult price when processing the application. The correct concessionary price will be applied and charged if you are successful in the ballot.
Code of Conduct & Match Experience
All fans who attend are expected to agree to and abide by a Fans Code of Conduct. This is in place to protect all those who wish to attend. While we respect fans will have their own threshold and particular views on certain aspects, we ask the OUFC family to consider their fellow fans in committing to this agreement between club and fans and, most importantly, between each other.
To view our Code of Conduct, please click here:
We would once again like to take this opportunity to thank our fans for their continued patience and co-operation throughout this season and all NHS staff, key workers, and those involved in the roll-out of the national vaccination programme for getting us to this stage.
We hope this match will be another significant step on the road back to full stadiums next season, and we look forward to welcoming you all back home soon – football has not been the same without you. We have missed you and can't wait to have you all back.
Will I be eligible for the ballot?
The ballot is only available for 2020/21 Season Ticket holders.
Will there be refreshments available at the Kassam Stadium for this fixture?
Two catering facilities will be open outside the Kassam Stadium, however no kiosks or vending machines will be operational inside the ground. Supporters may be admitted with their own refreshments; however, these are still subject to regular stadium regulations. (i.e. no alcohol to be consumed within view of the pitch).
Will I be able to sit in my usual seat?
No. To allow as many people into the stadium as possible and maintain social distancing, only certain seats will be available. Please use the seat you are allocated.
Will the Club Shop be open?
The Club Shop will be open until 6pm with capacity restrictions in place. If you’re able to make your purchase before arrival please do so at www.oufcshop.co.uk
Will match programmes be made available for this fixture?
Yes, there will be match programmes available to purchase in person and online.
Will car parking be available for this fixture?
Yes, usual car parking protocols will be in place with parking available around the Kassam Stadium complex
Will the game be available in iFollow?
The game will be shown exclusively live on SKY Sports in the UK. As this is not a regular season game iFollow will only have audio commentary, not a live stream of the game within the UK. Overseas viewers will need to check if the game is being televised live in their region. If so then the same conditions will apply as in the UK.