With just one more ground to go (Plymouth Argyle), Shrewsbury Town are still in front in the Donny & Mooie Trophy, so you may have gathered that Oxford United have not troubled the scorers as Groundhopper once again casts an eye over the away day facilities.

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First Impressions of the stadium, parking, ease of entry.6The Kassam Stadium is infamous for only having three stands with the fourth side being a car park. It has a capacity of 12,500 with away fans being accommodated in one half of the North Stand with an unobstructed side view of the pitch.  Coaches dropped off next to the away end and there’s free parking at the ground which filled up quickly.   
Food & Drink, range, quality, price.8The kiosk on the concourse served pies, pasties, hot dogs, burgers, hot drinks etc and alcohol was also available. The quality and pricing was average for league one. 
View from your seat, any poles in the way, obstructed view, seat broken?8The view from the North Stand was unobstructed. Wheelchair users were located within a designated area within the same stand.
Home team support, was it a library, good banter between the fans?5The attendance for this fixture was 9,685. Home fans weren’t really heard and consequently there wasn’t any banter.
What were the stewards like, helpful and friendly or jobsworths?8Many of the stewards located in the away stand were regulars at Stadium MK, known to the Dons support and consequently engaged with fans.
Toilet facilities, clean and well equipped with hot water, disgusting.7The toilets were clean but there was no hot water.
Ticket pricing, did the price reflect the facilities of the ground?7An adult ticket was £24 which is about average in League 1 and reflected the facilities.
Ground facilities, half time service, did they let fans outside at halftime?8The concourse area is under the stand so protected from the elements, but the area can get crowded. Fans were allowed outside to smoke.
Match atmosphere, did the Dons fans give good support?10The 1,608 Dons fans in attendance made plenty of noise throughout with the assistance of the drum.
Ease of exit, did the carpark clear quickly, traffic around the stadium?5There was a long delay before the coaches were able to commence their departure and progress away from the ground was very slow. 
Any other observations or comments that may have affected your scoring?
Name – GroundhopperTotal Score out of 100   72/100
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