Hull City - KC Stadium
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Hull City Tigers, KC Stadium, West Park, Hull, HU3 6HUTelephone:
01482 504 600Fax:
01482 304 882Ticket Office:
01482 505 600Capacity:
2,000 (up to 4,000)DIRECTIONS & PARKING For a street map of the area & the ground click hereBy Road
From The West:
At the end of the M62, continue onto the A63 towards Hull. Stay on the A63 and the stadium is clearly signposted (KC Stadium and a football symbol) as you approach Hull. About one mile from the centre of Hull leave the A63 (just after you pass B&Q on the opposite side of the carriageway and is sign posted Local Infirmary Infirmary) and take the 2nd exit at the roundabout. Turn left at the lights and then over the flyover, right at the next lights and the ground is down on the right.
From The North:
Leave the A164 at the Humber Bridge Roundabout and take the first exit into Boothferry Road. The stadium is 3 miles down this road on the left.By Rail
The Stadium is around a 20 minute walk away from Hull Paragon station. Turn left at the end of the railway station platform and then left into the bus station (without going outside the station). Exit the bus station at the far end. Walk past Tesco on your right, cross over Park Street at the traffic lights. Following blue pedestrian signs to KC Stadium go along Londisborough Street (where there is a handy fish and chip shop). Cross Argyle Street and onto pedestrian walkway and bridges over railway lines to stadium. For the away end turn right at the bottom of the steps.Thoughts:
Built in a parkland setting, the stadium can be seen for some distance around and has won a number of awards for its impressive design. It cost almost £44m and is home to both Hull Football & Rugby League Clubs. The stadium is totally enclosed, with the West Stand being around twice the size of the other three sides. The roof rises up and curves around the West Stand, giving the stadium an interesting look. Inside the curves continue as each of the stands slightly bow around the playing area. Apart from the West Stand, each of the other three stands is single tiered. There is a large video screen at the North End of the stadium, and the P.A system within the stadium is also excellent.
Away fans are located in the North Stand End of the ground, where up to 4,000 supporters can be housed, although the normal allocation is half that number. The facilities available are good, plus there is not a bad view of the playing action to be found anywhere, although you are a little set back from the pitch. Alcohol is available on the concourse, plus burgers, pies etc. Plenty of leg room and helpful stewards along with a fat matchday programme and a really good selection of food and drink from the concourse.
N.B. The stadium has been designated a no standing area, which on the face of it seems a little ridiculous. This has led to some unpleasant confrontations between away fans and stewards, so you have been warned.Pub Guide and extras
The Brickmakers pub virtually opposite the stadium car park entrance allows in away fans. It has a good atmosphere and the Hull fans there were friendly. It also has a big screen showing Sky Sports and a burger van outside'. There is also the nearby Walton Street Social Club that also admits away supporters. Although it costs £1 to go in, it has good cheap beer, is of a good size and offers a separate area for sale of food such as burgers and chips etc. Turn right out of the main car park entrance and it is down the road on the left hand side.'
There are a number of other pubs within a few minutes walk of the stadium, but these are all designated as being for home supporters only. Most Hull fans still seem to be heading for pubs situated around Boothferry Park. These are best avoided by away fans particularly the Silver Cod pub. Otherwise you can head for the nearby City Centre, where there are plenty of pubs to be found. The 'Linnet & Lark' on Princes Avenue has lots of TVs showing Sky Sports, making it perfect to watch the early or late kick off games. It is a 15 minute walk away from the stadium, going across the pedestrian footbridge over the railway line. Also there are a number of other bars dotted along Princes Avenue, which should be okay for away fans to drink in. These include PAVE, which has a great selection of beers from all around the world and quality food. Look out for their "matchday special" pint, pie, peas and mash for just £6. There is ample parking in the streets off the avenue. Closer to the stadium around a 15 minute walk up Walton Street, is the Avenues pub on Chanterlands Avenue, that welcomes both home and away supporters.'Away Fans:
Adult - £27
Over 65s - £17
U16s - £8
Wheelchair & PA - £16 West Stand, £14 Other AreasStadium Plan