The KCOM Stadium, The Circle, Walton Street, Hull, HU3 6HU
Telephone: 01482 504 600
Web Site: www.hullcityafc.net
What’s It Like
Away fans are tucked away in the North East corner, the facilities available are good, plus there’s a cracking view of the game, although you are set back from the pitch. On the concourse alcohol is available and a really good selection of food.
For such a long trek to Hull it’s worth spending more than a few hours in the area. Hull has cracking nightlife which is really busy on weekends. It is the UK City of Culture for 2017 so there should be many things going on at various places.
Along with the regular hotel chains that run Express by Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Hull Marina, Ibis Hull Hotel and Mercure Royal Hotel there are independent hotels and many cheap B&B places in the Spring Bank area.
The Welly Club (HU3 1TS) has Jelly on Thursday 5th and every type of music available at Shuffle on Saturday night.
Hull New Theatre (HU1 3HF) is currently closed for refurbishment. Hopefully it will have reopened by the time we play them in the league in March. Events after the New Year have yet to finalised at Hull City Hall (HU1 3RQ), call 01482 300300 to find out what’s on.
It has plenty of country parks and open countryside for those wanting to blow away the cobwebs. For more information, check out www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com
Pubs and Grub
Away fans have their own bar at the stadium ‘The Pitch Side’ right by the away fans entrance. Cold food and snacks are sold. Alcohol is served until 14:15. ‘The Park View’ (HU3 6JB) is opposite the stadium car park; it allows away fans in and is quite friendly. It also has a big screen showing Sky Sports and has a burger van outside.
Nearby is ‘The New Walton Club’ (HU3 6JR) which costs £1 to get in. It has good cheap beer, is a decent size and does match-day food such as burgers and chips. Turn right out of the main car park entrance and it’s down the road on the left hand side. Further down Walton Street, on the corner with Anlaby Road, is ‘The Boot Room’ (HU3 6NS).
There are loads of other pubs within a few minutes’ walk, but these are for home fans only. Most Hull fans still go to pubs around Boothferry Park. These should be avoided by Swans fans, ‘The Silver Cod’ a no-go pub for away fans is now closed.
You can head for the nearby city centre, where there are plenty of pubs to be found. I’ve been to the ‘Linnet & Lark’ – now called ‘The Bowery’ (HU5 3QA) loads of times. It’s a big pub with many TVs showing Sky & BT Sports. It’s a 15 minute walk from the stadium, going across the pedestrian footbridge over the railway line.
There are a number of other pubs along Princes Avenue, there’s ‘Pave Bar’ (HU5 3QA), which has a great selection of beers from all around the world and decent food. They often have jazz acts performing in the evenings. There’s loads of parking in the streets off the avenue. Around a 15 minute walk up Walton Street, is ‘The Avenues’ pub (HU5 3TS), a Sizzling pub.
If walking to the stadium from the city centre, The Punch Hotel (HU1 3RA) is next to the Princes Quay shopping centre, near the train station and does great homemade food. Also ‘The Admiral of the Humber’ (HU1 2NT) is a Wetherspoons pub on Anlaby Road and near Hull Paragon Railway Station. On the way to the stadium there are many pubs on Spring Bank, including ‘The Editorial’ (HU3 1AB). Unfortunately ‘The Tap and Spile’ (HU3 1LP), is currently closed but ‘The Polar Bear’ (HU3 1LR) is back open again.
The stadium has a huge car park (£5); if you get there early and want to go into the city centre, there’s a park and ride bus back and forth. It can take 30 minute to get out if you park a long way from the exits. There are two exits from the car park onto Walton Street. You exit quickest from the right hand exit.
There’s a Park & Ride signposted off the A63 (shared with home fans). Parking at The Hull Royal Infirmary (HU3 2JZ); is £5 for 4 hours and a 15 minute walk to the ground. The housing estate opposite the Infirmary has lots of free on street parking space without parking restrictions.
Many fans park in the town centre car parks and walk to the stadium. The Pryme Street multi-storey car park (HU2 8PH) is open until 19:30. There’s also an NCP car park at the end of Pryme Street and council car parks off Freetown Way.
The stadium is a 20 minute walk from Hull Paragon station. Turn left at the end of the platform and then left into the bus station. Walk past Tesco on your right, cross over Park Street at the traffic lights.
Following blue pedestrian signs to KCOM Stadium passing a chip shop. Cross Argyle Street and onto pedestrian walkway and bridges over railway lines to stadium. For away end turn right at the bottom of steps.
Trains to Hull from Swansea leave at 06:29, 06:47 and 07:29 for the 6 hour 30 minute journey. The 17:55 from Hull gets into Swansea at midnight.
For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!