Oxford City

Oxford City Stadium

Capacity: 2,000
Address: Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0NQ
Telephone: 0793 742 3781
Club Nickname: City
Year Ground Opened: 1993
Home Kit: Blue And White Hoops

Main Stand
Main Stand
North Stand
North Stand
East Terrace
East Terrace

It is quite a modern open ground. On one side is the Main Stand. This covered all seated stand runs for just over half the length of the pitch. It contains just a few rows of seating and has windshields to either side. The main disappointment is there a large number of supporting pillars running across the front of it. Opposite is a small covered terrace that is around the same size of the Main Stand in length, straddling the half way line. Unusually for a terrace it has windshields to either side, although it does have some supporting pillars. It has the team dug outs located in front of it, where as normally you would expect them to be located in front of the Main Stand. The one end is dominated by the club house which sits directly behind. Although its green colour may have been intended to help it blend in with the environment, it seems to me to do quite the contrary. There is a flat standing area for spectators in front of it. At the other end is a small covered terrace, that runs for around half the length of the pitch and is situated directly behind the goal. Again there are a number of supporting pillars running across the front. 

There is a large club house inside the stadium. Otherwise there didn't seem to be any other pubs within the vicinity of the ground.

From the North:
Leave the M40 at Junction 9 and take the A34 towards Oxford. Follow the A34 for seven miles until you reach the A44/A40 turn off. Leave the A34 and at the roundabout take the ring road towards London (A40)/Oxford. At the next roundabout take the second exit continuing along the ring road, which is now the A40 in the direction of London. Proceed along the A40 for two miles and then and then leave and take the slip road signposted Marston and Hospital. Follow the slip road aroung and over the A40 and this brings you onto Marsh Lane. The entrance to the stadium is just down on the left. 

From the South:
Leave the M40 at Junction 8 and take the A40 towards Oxford. Follow the A40 for seven miles and then leave and take the slip road signposted Marston and Hospital. At the top of the slip raod turn left towards City Centre and Marston. You are now on Marsh Lane, the entrance to the stadium is just down on the left.

Car parking:
There is a fair sized car park at the ground which is free.

Oxford Railway Station is over three miles away from the stadium, so it is really too far to walk. So best to jump in a taxi up to the ground. Nigel Long adds; 'Alternatively, you can catch the number 14A bus (which is hourly, daytime only) direct from the station to the ground (Stop: Marston, adjacent Horseman Close). Alternatively, there is a more frequent bus service number 14 daytime and evening services from the station or the city centre to Cherwell Drive, which is a 10 minute walk from the ground. (Stop: Marston, adjacent Ewin Close). See the Stagecoach website for timetable information. You can also buy a 'PlusBus' ticket which allows an adult unlimited bus travel in Oxford for one day. This costs £4 per adult or £2 per child.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance.

Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save.

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Adults £11
Concessions £6
Students £3
Under 16's Free (proof of age may be required)

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Special thanks to Geoff Jackson for providing the photos of the Grange Lane football ground in North Ferriby. Check out Geoff's Cumbrian Groundhopper blog.

Updated 13th February 2015

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