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The brand new pavilion at Barton will be officially opened on Sunday 28 August.
Kelvin Thomas, Oxford United Chairman, and Councillor Mark Lygo, Board Member for Sports and Parks, will open the new purpose built facility which has been installed by Oxford City Council.
The grand opening will also see the Barton United five-a-side fun day take place, including some stalls, games, bouncy castle, pony rides and a hog roast.
The new building comprises of changing rooms, toilets, kitchen, a bar, and a large community social room. The facility will give residents not only a place to play football but also a social and community venue which can cater for all types of activity.
Kelvin Thomas, says: "This new development shows how seriously Oxford City Council takes sport in the area.
"The new Pavilion can become a centre for the community of Barton, and Oxford United Football Club are delighted to lend our support to this new venture.
"As a club, we are keen to help the game grow at the grass-roots, and hopefully this new facility will continue to encourage youngsters to start playing football in Barton.
"However, the Pavilion is not entirely for footballing purposes, and we are hopeful that it can be of benefit for everyone in Barton as a whole."
Councillor Mark Lygo, Board Member for Sports and Parks, says: "I am delighted that this building is now open and able to be used by the local community.
"It is a fantastic building and is a true testament to Oxford City Council's commitment to sport in the city.
"This brand new facility is ahead of the game when it comes to sports pavilions and is a great addition to Barton and the surrounding areas."
The much awaited Barton Pavilion was handed back to the Council from builders, Modular UK, last week.
Don Light, Chairman of the Phoenix Association, which is made up of two football clubs, ward councillors and residents of Barton, says: "This is a fantastic new pavilion which is going to really benefit Barton United FC and Headington Amateurs FC as well as the wider community of Barton.
"Oxford City Council have really done an excellent job getting this project finished on time and the building ready for this season."
The purpose built modular designed building is on the same site as the old pavilion in Barton Recreation Ground, Barton Village Road, which was demolished earlier this year.
Released on Thursday 25 August 2011