Kassam Stadium

  • Oxford United
  • London Welsh RFC
  • Games of Oxford United
  • Games of London Welsh RFC

In the Kassam Stadium, also known as United Stadium, the home games of the English club Oxford United will be played. The football stadium is owned by a company of Firoz Kassam, former owner of the club, and is also named after him. In 2001 the club moved to the newly built stadium and thus sealed the fate of the Manor Ground, which had to give way to a hospital. Since 2012 the London Welsh Rugby Club RFC uses the stadium for their home matches.


Construction began in 1996 by the contractor Taylor Woodrow, which has already built the Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough FC. The establishment was constantly accompanied by financial problems, which has repeatedly led to the building freeze and construction delays and thereby also came to the takeover by Firoz Kassam. Several problems with Oxford City Council and other offices followed. 2001, the new stadium was finally put into operation.


The stadium has a capacity of 12,500 spectators and consists of three stands. These are covered and only have seats. In the stands, there is a smoke and alcohol prohibition.