Barnsley on Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 15:00
Distance from the Liberty Stadium: 254 miles ~ 4 hours 15 minutes.
Address: Oakwell Stadium, Grove Street, Barnsley. S71 1ET
Telephone: 01226 211 211
Web Site: www.barnsleyfc.co.uk
What’s Oakwell Like
Up to 2,000 Swans fans can go behind the goal in the North Stand behind the goal. Usually the away fans are housed on one side of the stand, near to the West Stand and adjacent to the players tunnel. The views of the pitch are good and unobstructed.
Options for food include the standard fare of pies, sausage rolls, burgers, hot dogs and chips, with Carling, Worthington and Kingstone Press Cider available for those who like a match day tipple.
Barnsley is located in South Yorkshire and is halfway between Leeds and Sheffield.
Despite it’s industrial heritage, Barnsley is surrounded by historic parkland and has grown into a lively shopping and social hub with a range of independent shops, and of course the famous markets.
Being so close to the big cities of Leeds and Sheffield also makes it an ideal place for a weekend away for those who enjoy a lively night out.
Have a browse of the following deals for an overnight stay in Barnsley.
For those on a budget, there are also these hotels nearby to Oakwell:
What’s On in Barnsley
There’s quite a bit on during the weekend of the game, with Hairspray on at the Lamproom Theatre (S70 2DX) between 15th – 20th October. Tickets are priced at £14.
There is greyhound racing at Owlerton Stadium (S6 2DE) on both Friday and Saturday night, with racing starting at 19:30 (Fri) and 18:07 (Sat). For £10 you get admission, racecard, basket meal, 2 bets and a drink.
On the Friday night before the game, there is a gourmet 3 course meal (with many real ales included) for £36 at Showroom Cinema (S1 2BX).
The Steel City Beer & Cider Festival is on at the Kelham Island Museum (S3 8RY) from Wednesday to Saturday. Entry is £7-£11 with a commemorative glass and £5 of beer/cider tokens.
If you are happy to travel a little further afield, then the Nutcracker is on at Sheffield City Hall (S1 2JA) on Saturday, with tickets for £29-£41.
Eating and Drinking near Oakwell
You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to a pre-match pint in Barnsley!
The Metrodome Leisure Complex, which has a bar inside, is very popular with away fans and very close to the stadium.
Other alternatives near to Oakwell are, the Dove Inn (S70 1TP – 0.4 miles), Barnsley East Dene Working Mens Club (S70 1UD – 0.5 miles) with parking available for £2 also.
There is a Wetherspoons called the Silkstone Inn (S70 1SN – 0.7 miles), Harborough Hills Working Mens Club (S71 1BW – 0.8 miles), The Arcade Alehouse (S70 2QP – 1 mile), The Old No7 (S70 2PX – 1.2 miles) and The Joseph Bramah (S70 2PX – 1.2 miles), which is also a Wetherspoons pub.
Parking near Oakwell
Between the ground and the MetroDome complex is a car park, Queens Ground (S71 1AN), which charges £5 for cars and £20 for coaches.
You can also choose from over 80 private car parking spaces near Oakwell, which you can reserve from just £3.00 for the day.
Trains to Barnsley
Barnsley Railway Station is 0.6 miles away and served by trains running between Sheffield and Leeds.
Trains leave Swansea at 05:59, 06:59, 07:59 and 08:29 for the 5 hour trip.
Trains back are at 17:11, 17:42 and 18:45 getting in at 22:20, 22:44 and 00:03.
For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!