Travelling Jacks – Barnsley

Barnsley on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 19:45

Distance from the Liberty Stadium: 254 miles ~ 4 hours 15 minutes.

Address: Oakwell Stadium, Grove Street, Barnsley. S71 1ET
Telephone: 01226 211 211
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Swansea City fans travelling to the game are advised that they must adhere to the home club’s Code of Conduct and all Covid-19 Government guidelines in England.


What’s Oakwell Like

Up to 4,700 away 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. For those who fancy an alcoholic beverage, there’s Carling, Worthington and Kingstone Press cider on offer.

Visiting Barnsley

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 mini break away for those who enjoy a lively night out.

For those on a budget, there are also these hotels nearby to Oakwell:

What’s On in Barnsley

Thursday and Friday at The Civic Theatre (S70 2HZ) has Surge 360, a dance performance, with tickets just £5.

If the outdoors is more your thing, then there’s Dearne Valley RSPB (S73 0YF) is £5 entry (£2.50 for children, first child is free), which has a visitor centre, café, guided walks, play area and nature trails.

The Elsecar Heritage Centre (S74 8HJ) has a visitor centre, a café, several shops and a heritage railway. Entry is free, but some activities are chargeable.

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) and the Barnsley East Dene Working Mens Club (S70 1UD – 0.5 miles).

There is a Wetherspoons called the Silkstone Inn (S70 1SN – 0.7 miles). You also have the 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 10:52, 11:53 and 12:52 for the near 6 hour trip.

There are no train back to Swansea after the game, so an overnight stay is the only option if you’re travelling by train!

For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!