You can always
tell when Oxford United Football Club is playing
at home as it seems like the whole city is heading down Grenoble Road [map] to the Kassam Stadium [map].
It’s fair to say that the Club owes much to its
fans and whilst the “U’s” have
experienced many ups and downs, supporters have remained
cheerful and coaxed them to get back on their feet.
The club was formed on October 27, 1893 at the Britannia
Inn in Headington, which was then a village, but it wasn’t
until 1949 and the admission to the Southern League that
the club became the Oxford United we know today.
Oxford United plays in a yellow and navy strip with
a white trim and visitors to an “at home”
match can enjoy a very modern stadium which includes a
bar. There’s also plenty of pubs in the area for
Here are some interesting facts about Oxford United Football
- They hold the record-winning margin for a Wembley final
of the League Cup (in its many guises).
- As a Third Division side in 1983-84, they beat Manchester
United, Leeds and Newcastle on the way to a quarter
final replay defeat at Everton.
- Oxford have beaten every one of the leading clubs
in league matches apart from Liverpool and Spurs.