Hull City on Saturday 29 January 2022 at 3pm
Distance from the Swansea dot com Stadium: 274 miles ~ 4 hours 55 minutes.
Address: The MKM Stadium, The Circle, Walton Street, Hull. HU3 6HU
Telephone: 01482 504 600
Web Site: www.wearehullcity.co.uk
What’s the MKM Stadium Like
Up to 2,500 Swans fans are in the North East corner, with good facilities and a great view of the pitch.
Away fans have a dedicated bar – ‘The Pitch Side’ – near the away entrance. Cold snacks and alcohol are served until 45 minutes before kick-off.
For such a long trek to Hull it’s worth spending more just the day in the area, especially as the game is on a weekend.
Hull has cracking nightlife which is really busy on weekends, so it may be an ideal time to make a weekend break of it with your loved one watching the Swans!
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 of the city.
What’s on in Hull
The Comedy Lounge (HU1 2AA) has 4 comedians each on Friday & Saturday, tickets at £13.
The Welly (HU3 1TS) on Saturday has Welly Goes Raving, entry is £4.
Hull City Hall (HU1 3RQ), has comedian Carl Hutchinson on Thursday, tickets from £15. Friday sees Barry Steele And Friends and The Roy Orbison Story: West End Special, with tickets from £24.
Hull has a number of museums to visit and has plenty of country parks and open countryside for those wanting to blow away the cobwebs.
Eating and Drinking near the MKM Stadium
The Park View (HU3 6JB) is opposite the stadium car park; is quite friendly, showing Sky Sports with a burger van outside.
Around half a mile away is The New Walton Club (HU3 6JR), which costs £1 to get in. It has cheap beer, is a decent size and does match-day food like 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); its 0.4 miles from the stadium.
There are many pubs within a few minutes’ walk, but these are home fans only.
Most Hull fans still go to pubs around their old ground – Boothferry Park – and these should be avoided by Swans fans. The Silver Cod, once a no-go pub for away fans, is now closed.
You can head to the nearby city centre, with plenty of pubs. I’ve been to Bowery (HU5 3QA) loads of times. It’s a big pub with many TVs showing Sky & BT Sports. It’s a 15-minute (0.4 mile) walk from the stadium, going across the pedestrian footbridge over the railway line.
Princes Avenue has many pubs, Pave (HU5 3QA) is 0.4 miles away, with a large selection of beers from around the world and decent food. They often have evening jazz performers. There’s parking in the streets off the avenue. Around a 15-minute walk up Walton Street, The Avenue pub (HU5 3TS), a Sizzling pub is a mile away.
If walking to the stadium from the city centre, The Punch Hotel (HU1 3RB) is next to the Princes Quay shopping centre, near the train station and does great home-made food and is 1.6 miles from the stadium. Right by is The Admiral of the Humber, (HU1 2NR) a Wetherspoons pub.
Parking near the MKM Stadium
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, although many fans park in the town centre car parks and walk to the stadium.
You can also choose from a selection of private car parking spaces near the KCOM Stadium – including around 10 reservable parking spaces from just £3.00 for the day.
Trains to Hull
The stadium is a 20-minute two mile walk from Hull 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 MKM 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 leave Swansea at 06:22 and 06:49 for the 7-hour journey.
Trains back to Swansea are at 17:25 and 18:25, getting in at 23:43 and 00:39 respectively.
For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!