They needed income and it's a good little ground - plus Oxford, for a relatively small town, is enough of a melting pot that the cross code thing just isn't an issue on the ground.
Maybe some think it should be because Oxford is a centre for "The Establishment" but it couldn't be further from the truth. There's a load of post 1994 generation union winter- league summer people about here.
As I said above, by and large it's the same people watching both - and OURFC and OBURFC feeding union players in to play semi-pro league.
And yes a fiver is a steal. Having said that, public transport is the way forward - central Oxford isn't set up for driving and, within a 15 minute walk of the ground (even for the less physically able) there's:
The Fir Tree, The Cape of Good Hope, The Oxford Blue, The Magdalen Arms, The Rusty Bicycle, The City Arms, The Corridor, The Library, The Cowley Retreat, The Star, The Half Moon, The Port Mahon, The Black Horse, The Angel and Greyhound, The Black Swan, The James Street Tavern, The Chester Arms - and those are before you cross the bridge into the city centre....
Plus there's real ale in the clubhouse.
Winner all round.
I didn't think that there would be enough parking at the ground as the website said it is limited so I parked at red ridge which is one of OXfords 5 park and ride sites, it cost e £2 to park and £2:40 to take the bus into the city centre and then 15 minutes to walk to the ground, I also naively thought that the match might be played inside the world famous athletics track, I was wrong on both points.