Come on and feel the noise as U's get a singing section

Yellow Army member Joe Nicholls

Yellow Army member Joe Nicholls

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Council Reporter, also covering Oxford city centre. Call me on 01865 425429

OXFORD United fans have cheered the introduction of a dedicated singing section at the Kassam Stadium.

The idea came about after talks between the club and fans’ group the Yellow Army over the scheme to boost the atmosphere at home games.

It means vocal fans will be able to join together at the heart of the Kassam Stadium’s East Stand to spur on their team and generate songs.

A section of 100 seats in the middle of the stand have been allocated to the so-called “Yellow Noise” section.

United head coach Gary Waddock said: “The Yellow Army are superb in backing the team and it makes such a difference to the players when they run out of the tunnel to a wall of yellow and blue.

“The backing the Yellow Army gives the team throughout games really does play an important part in driving them on.

“I think the Yellow Noise initiative is an excellent idea and I hope it really takes off, it’s fantastic to see the fans and club working together.”

The club has said that that since the introduction of all-seater stadiums a lot of fans have found it difficult to keep songs going, as fans who enjoy singing are often split up.

The section of seats will be in Block 18 rows V, W, X and Y.

Fans can now buy season tickets there or have their existing season tickets moved to the area.

Seats in the section will be unreserved to make it easier for U’s fans to team up and to allow supporters to buy match-day tickets, but fans will be asked to respect those who already have season tickets in the area and do not wish to move.

Greig Box Turnbull, of the Yellow Army, said: “A big part of the Yellow Army’s work is striving to find ways to improve the match-day experience for us fans.

“We all miss terracing, so really having a confirmed singing section is the next best thing and can only help improve the atmosphere.

“Similar schemes have been very successful at other clubs, including Arsenal and Watford.

“Football is all about passion and unity and showing what our club means to us every week in the way we support our team.”

Fellow Yellow Army member Joe Nicholls added: “This is the result of talking to fellow fans and really getting the Yellow Army message across to the club. It's a big opportunity for us.

“The club have listened and responded, so now it's up to United fans to make it work and to make the most of it. If the atmosphere could get going a bit more at home games, it would lift match-days for everyone.

“There’s nothing better than a match-day when the Yellow Army is in full voice, together.

“This will help us lift the atmosphere – I'm looking forward to the new season and can't wait to be a part of it.”

s Fans can buy their season ticket for the Yellow Noise section, or move their existing season ticket to the section, by calling the ticket office on 01865 337533.

  • Our top stories:

Man in life-threatening condition in hospital after collision with car near Banbury

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:33pm Saturday 28th February 2015

A pedestrian is fighting for their life in hospital after being in a collision with a car near Banbury this morning.

Flowers planted at memorial garden to Jayden Parkinson in Didcot by family and friends

Oxford Mail:

1:29pm Saturday 28th February 2015

FAMILY and friends of a murdered teenager have planted flowers at her memorial garden today.

Defibrillator Campaign on target as 1,000 join up to be lifesavers

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

AS 1,000 lifesavers have now been trained across Oxfordshire, the campaign to install more than 300 defibrillators is set to hit its target next month.

Good Samaritan conned by Botley petrol fraudster

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

A GOOD Samaritan who said she was conned out of £70 by a highway fraudster is warning others about being caught in his trap.

Self-build stardom beckons as Grand Designs presenter heads to Bicester

Oxford Mail: TV presenter Kevin McCloud.

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

BICESTER is set for television stardom as the man behind Channel 4’s Grand Designs heads is headed to Graven Hill.

The Witney man converting old boilers into corsets for Oxford Fashion Week

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

A HANDYMAN has spent the last three months fitting boilers not for the home, but for the catwalk.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree