Luzhniki2008 visited Oakwell on 25/02/1998
Game watched: Barnsley 3-2 Man Utd
As a Man Utd fan, I've not had many opportunities to visit Oakwell. I have been there 3 times. Barnsley were only in the Premier League for 1 season – 1997-98. Barnsley turned out to be the last away game of the season and our fans hopefully saw it as a title decider or title celebration. However, by then Arsenal had won the League and it was a 2-0 end of season match, with less significance. That day all our fans were in the uncovered away section behind the goal and it rained heavily. That match wasn’t my 1st visit to Oakwell that season as we were there in February, where a weakened United side lost an FA Cup replay to Barnsley. We returned there again in October 2009 for a League Cup victory. By then there was a new stand and a roof for our fans.
3 out of the 4 sides of Oakwell have been rebuilt since the 1990s, with only the old Main Stand remaining how it was, with seats being put in place of terraces at the bottom of the stand. Away fans are housed in one of the stands behind the goal. I've always driven to Oakwell and have parked in the centre of Barnsley, having food and drinks there, then walking the 15 minutes to the stadium.