Oxford United Publish Plans For New Home

Oxford United has published further plans for their potential new home in Kidlington.


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The League One club has a vision to create a sustainable sports, entertainment and lifestyle landmark in Oxfordshire.


After an extensive site search, the Triangle in Kidlington has been identified as the only viable and potentially available site to create a best-in-class facility as the new home of Oxford United.


The club’s new home will set the benchmark for community benefit, commercial innovation, and environmental performance, and put the visitor experience at its heart.


The club’s current agreement to play at the Kassam Stadium ends in 2026 which has led to plans for a 16,000-capacity stadium and complex within a single building. This will include a 180-bed hotel, restaurant, conference centre, health & wellbeing space and a community plaza.


The stadium will be better connected to public transport and create new connections for the wider community, with a new east to west pedestrian and cycle route, improved footway and cycleway links to Oxford Parkway station and the Water Eaton Park and Ride site as well as enhanced pedestrian facilities along Oxford Road.


The stadium designs feature sensory rooms and a dedicated accessible concourse with elevated views of the field of play, demonstrating the club’s commitment in ensuring everyone is able to comfortably visit Oxford’s new home for football.


Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet last month gave in principle consent to lease the triangle site in Kidlington as the new home for Oxford United.


Oxford United Chief Executive, Tim Williams, said of the plans: “With our right to use the Kassam Stadium coming to an end in 2026 and no option to renew the lease, we must find a new home. The club is committed to developing a proposal which is highly sustainable and community focused whilst providing a state-of-the-art destination for all.”


From Tuesday 10th to Saturday 21st of October, the club is hosting a series of exhibition boards at the Holiday Inn Hotel at Peartree Roundabout where the designs will be on show for public scrutiny.

The exhibition will be open from 0900-2000 every day at Holiday Inn Oxford, Peartree Roundabout, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 8JD.


There will be three ‘Meet the Project Team’ days during the exhibition on:


Thursday 12th October, 1500-2000

Saturday 14th October, 0900-2000

Thursday 19th October 1500-2000


During these sessions, members from all aspects of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions.


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