Oxford United reveal safe standing details at proposed new stadium

A quarter of the projected stadium in The Triangle, according to OXFORD United, will permit safe standing.

The U’s license at Kassam Stadium expires in2026, hence the team is aiming to build a new stadium at The Triangle, south of Kidlington Roundabout.

The 16,000-seat stadium and complex that United has planned will contain a 180-room hotel, restaurant, and conference center.

The number of wheelchair spaces and the amount of safe standing available at the ground were also stated this morning by the club.

“We have incorporated rail seating into 25% of the stadium bowl to provide fans who want to stand during a match a safe solution,” the club said in a statement.

“The stadium bowl design will minimize light spill and noise while also improving the venue’s atmosphere.”

Setting the bar for accessibility in UK stadium design is another goal shared by the U’s.

The statement went on, “A raised platform would be included in the south-west corner to create a space for wheelchair users, as well as their family and friends, to use the same concourse and sit together with elevated pitch views.”

“The west stand’s wheelchair access and viewing areas would provide fantastic views of the field and a far higher percentage of accessible seating options than those found in the majority of UK stadiums today.

“We have nearly tripled the number of wheelchair spots available at Kassam Stadium by adding more than 130 wheelchair positions to the seating bowl.”

Significant data that have already been made public during previous consultation exercises were also confirmed by United, who are currently polishing a planning application to submit to Cherwell District Council.

For instance, the club projects that about 1,000 employment, including 420 construction jobs and at least 20 apprenticeships, would be produced both during the stadium’s development and after it opens.

The U’s also estimate that if the stadium is constructed, the local economy will produce more than £32 million annually.

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