Policy and Commitment
- Is an EFL Green Clubs member.
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- The club’s training ground has an energy saving lighting systems that will illuminate only the rooms in use.
- Timed devices have been installed for lighting and heating at the stadium and training ground.
- PIR motion sensors have been installed throughout the training ground.
- Public transport (train and bus) travel to the Kassam Stadium is promoted via a ‘Getting Here’ page on the club’s website.
- Electric vehicle charging points have been installed at the training ground.
- London Road Club provides fans with transportation to away matches from the Kassam Stadium.
- Launched a ‘Supporters Survey’ in September 2022 which covered modes of transport that fans currently use to travel to the Kassam Stadium. From 1,218 responses, the breakdown of answers were: Car = 85.22%, Bus = 23.97%, On Foot = 13.14%, Train = 8.70%, Bicycle = 4.60%, Taxi = 3.61%, Park & Ride = 2.38%, Other = 2.22%, Motorcycle = 1.15%
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- Wooden cutlery and fully recyclable coffee cups have been introduced along the stadium concourses and outside of the ground.
- Paper straws have been introduced along the stadium concourses.
- The club’s training ground has a biosystem for waste which is ecologically thought through.
- An eco-friendly irrigation system at the training ground is fed by a pond that is pumped to the water tank and then onto the pitches. Gutters also lead to the irrigation.
Plant based/low carbon food
- Vegan options are available at the training ground and include a vegetable curry.
- Vegan options can be pre-ordered for stadium hospitality.
- Cherwell Collective donated trees to the Club which have been planted at the training ground.
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Communication and Engagement
- Oxford United in the Community participated in Planet League – a competition that challenges football fans across the UK to reduce their carbon footprint by completing a series of activities either at home, at work or on a matchday.
- The Club’s Head of Operations & SLO Andy Taylor and Business Development Manager Peter Rhoades-Brown participated in a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ challenge against 1 regiment RLC (Royal Logistics Corps), to raise awareness of food waste. The challenge was to cook a pasta dish for up to 80 guests using items of food that would have otherwise gone to waste.
- On the Oxford United Community Stadium website (a page dedicated to club’s plans for a new stadium), the club states that it has ambitions for a new stadium to be an environmentally & ecologically sensitive stadium and have sustainability at its core. https://oufcstadium.co.uk/our-vision/
Information sourced directly from Oxford United F.C staff, website and third party websites
Information updated 07 March, 2023.