The Victoria Park ground has a capacity of 7,787, with seating for 4,180. It is the home ground of Hartlepool United.
The ground was greatly improved in the mid 1990’s, with the construction of two new stands at one end and one side of the ground. The Cyril Knowles Stand is the newer of these being a covered, single-tiered, all-seater stand on the East side of the ground.
The Cameron’s Brewery Stand is an all-seater stand with a terraced paddock, located at the West side of the ground. The Town End Terrace, a standing area behind the South goal is usually the most vocal area of the ground. The other end, the Rink End stand, is a small, covered, all-seater stand which houses away supporters.
How to get to Victoria Park
Victoria Park is in Clarence Road, Hartlepool TS24 8BZ.
Drivers arriving from the North should leave the A19, turning left onto the A179, following signage for Hartlepool through 2 roundabouts (about a mile). At the third roundabout, turn right onto Easington Road and follow signs for the town centre / A179 for 1½ miles over two roundabouts. At the third roundabout, turn right onto Marina Way. At the next roundabout turn right and then left at the lights into Clarence Road to the ground.
From the South, the A19 / A689 route is recommended. At the roundabout, turn right, following the A689 for about 4½ miles, as far as the “Owton Lodge” pub. Continue on the A689, going straight on at 2 roundabouts and 2 sets of lights into the marina complex. From Marina Way, turn left at the roundabout, towards the A179 and A1048. Clarence Road is the left turn at the lights.
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Hartlepool train station is a comfortable 10-minute walk from the ground. At the end of the station approach road, turn right up Church Street towards the large church. At the end go straight across the junction and the ground is on the left. Click here to check the current train timetables
The nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley, about 20 miles away. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Hartlepool that can take you to and from Victoria Park. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
There is a fair sized car park at the ground. Otherwise, there is plenty of on-street parking to be found behind the away end of the ground.
Away Friendly Pubs near Victoria Park
The ground is located on Clarence Road, a stone’s throw from the town centre. This allows visitors access to a large range of pubs. However, the most popular pub for visiting fans is The Corner Flag which is located on the Victoria Park’s premises between the Cameron’s Brewery Stand and the Rink End. Also recommended is the Causeway, a 15-minute walk from the ground. It reportedly offers a friendly welcome to away fans and serves a range of real ales.
Hotels near Victoria Park
The Best Western Grand Hotel, Swainson Street, Hartlepool TS24 8AA is situated in the centre of Hartlepool and is conveniently placed to visit the town’s marina, key maritime attractions and main shopping facilities. Guest reviews have been encouraging, reporting modern décor (refurbished late 2008) and helpful staff. Its location is ideal, being just a couple of hundred yards from Victoria Park. Free parking is available nearby.
The Hillcarter Hotel Church Street (pictured right), Hartlepool TS24 7DH provides budget accommodation within a short distance of the ground. Close to Hartlepool Marina and directly opposite the train station, it has well-equipped, comfortable en suite rooms and free Wi-Fi access. Free on-site parking is also available.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Victoria Park?
Many visiting fans have complained that the ground is cold in even the best weather, with the wind whipping off the North Sea. The Rink End has several supporting pillars which impede the view of play. However, the away section reportedly has excellent acoustics, allowing visiting fans to make some real noise.
Facilities are reported as very good, with pies reported as the biggest in the league! On the downside, several fans have reported having their day out spoiled by crowd trouble