The Snoop took a peek around the facilities at Oakwell for us, at our league 1 fixture.
Have a look to see how The Tykes rated.
|First Impressions of the stadium, parking, ease of entry.||7||An absoutely miserable South Yorkshire day weather wise. Free on street parking available if you got there early otherwise its around a fiver for most car parks. |
The Coach park just a very short walk from the away end. Away fans were in a massive stand which is behind a goal. No drama getting in whatsoever.
|Food & Drink, range, quality, price.||7||The kiosk still serves an array of food, burgers, hot dogs, pies & Sausage rolls. Also sweets & hot & cold drinks which was all reasonably priced. It was cheaper than SMK for most things.|
|View from your seat, any poles in the way, obstructed view, seat broken?||7||It’s a cracking view from the away end, no obstructions. Wheelchair users are located within the same stand on a lovely terrace although the carer seat is a row behind for some reason.|
|Home team support, was it a library, good banter between the fans?||3||The attendance for this fixture was 9,994 The home fans couldn’t be heard save for cheering three times.|
|What were the stewards like, helpful and friendly or jobsworths?||7||The stewards were really friendly and just let us be, flags were allowed to be placed in a lower unused section of terrace.|
|Toilet facilities, clean and well equipped with hot water, disgusting.||7||The toilet blocks were clean and well maintained and in abundance. Standard facilities.|
|Ticket pricing, did the price reflect the facilities of the ground?||6||An adult ticket was £23 and were available on the day at the ground. Yes it was reasonable.|
|Ground facilities, half time service, did they let fans outside at halftime?||5||The concourse area under the stand was open at the turnstile end and fans were out there in the “fresh” air. Queues were long for under 400 being there.|
|Match atmosphere, did the Dons fans give good support?||5||There were 391 Dons fans at the game but there wasnt much to sing about so the Irony Song Book made a comeback.|
|Ease of exit, did the carpark clear quickly, traffic around the stadium?||8||We made a fairly easy exit to the stadium area and it was a decent drive back down to where it was it was both warmer and drier than during the game.|
|Any other observations or comments that may have affected your scoring?|
|Name – Groundhopper||Total Score out of 100||62/100|