KC Stadium, Hull

The Kingston Communications Stadium
Walton Street
The Circle
East Yorkshire

Home to: Hull FC (Super League), Hull City FC
Capacity: 25,404
Opened: 2002

Facilities: This all seater holds 25,404 as a single tier, although there's an upper tier to the West Stand that holds 5000. It creates asymmetrical bowl which is extremely impressive. There is the potential for expansion up to 35,000. Within the stadium is also Gemtec Arena Sports arena, two all weather pitches and a community learning zone, health and fitness suite, cyber cafe and library. There are also well maintained disabled facilities at the ground. For example, there is a lift available in all four stands to enable anyone with mobility problems to access their viewing position.

Impressions: A brand new stadium and what a facility for Super League to boast. The pitch is always in top quality condition, there is plenty of parking around the ground, and inside the ground, there's an awesome layout and atmosphere. There is plenty of space per seat adding to the comfort of the game.

Records: The record crowd at KC Stadium was for a England Under 21 football international.

History: The Kingston Communications Stadium in Hull was the first stadium in the country to be built in a parkland setting. The site is based on the Circle – the former home of Hull Cricket Club, and cost £44 million to build. It was opened on the 18th December 2002 when Hull City AFC played host to Sunderland. Hull FC played their first game at the stadium on the 9th of February the following year beating Halifax 24-16 in a Challenge Cup tie. Hull have been able to increase their attendances since the move, with several crowds over 20,000, while the stadium has hosted Great Britain internationals England u21 soccer internationals. Hull previously played at the Boulevard, an old athletic ground, with the final game coming at the end of 2002 against the touring New Zealand.

Ticket Prices: Adults £16.50+, Concessions £10

Directions: From The West
Exit the M62 at junction 38, following the A63 and as you approach Hull the stadium is signposted. Continue along the A63, and as you approach the centre of the city, leave the A63, taking the second exit at the roundabout, following the signs for the Hull Royal Infirmary. At the traffic lights turn left, continue over the flyover, turn right at the next set of traffic lights, and the ground is on the right hand side.

From The North
Exit the A164 at the Humber Bridge roundabout, take the first exit [Boothferry Road], and the stadium is approx 3 miles along on the left hand side.

By Rail
Paragon Station is a 15 minute walk from the stadium with a signposted pedestrian route using Londesborough Street.

Car Parking: Parking is available near to the stadium, and also in the City Centre. All routes to the stadium are clearly signposted. The club also encourage fans to use the Park and Ride near to Sainsburys.

Local Pubs: Linett & Lark
Located on Princes Avene, a proper football pub with big screen sports – does have a reputation for trouble but should be okay except for local derbies etc.
This pub is a ten minute walk to the ground.

The Old Zoological
Located on the corner of Spring Bank and Princes Avenue, a family pub which serves acceptable food and also has big screen sports.
This pub is a ten minute walk to the ground.

The Polar Bear
Located on Spring Bank, recommended for away supporters. The Hole in the Wall – on Spring Bank, a real ale pub with big screen sports, excellent beer but no food.
This pub is a ten minute walk to the ground.

Fans View: The best ground in Super League, bar none. Brilliant atmosphere and appearance.

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