Hull City – KC Stadium

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KC StadiumThe KC Stadium is all seater, with a capacity of 25,500. It is the home stadium of Hull City Football Club, as well as Hull FC Rugby club.

With a build cost in the region of £45 million, it was opened in late 2002 and has won several design awards.

The stands are single-tiered with the exception of the two-tier West Stand. The North Stand End houses away supporters and features a large video screen. Hull have provisional plans to add additional tiers to the East & South Stands, increasing capacity to 34,000.

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How to get to the KC Stadium

By Road:
kc stadium directionsThe KC (Kingston Communications) Stadium is located at The Circle, Walton St, Hull HU3 6HU.

Southbound drivers are advised to use the A1079 towards Beverley, following signage for the Humber Bridge and A164. Follow the A63 signs for Hull City Centre, under the Humber Bridge and into Clive Sullivan Way. Exit onto the slip road before the flyover, signed Local Traffic / Infirmary. Take the second exit at the roundabout, onto Rawling Way. At the main lights turn left into Anlaby Road, over the flyover and right into Walton Street. The club car park is located about halfway down this street.

From the South, the recommended route is via the M1, exiting at junction 32 onto the M18 and following it for some 27 miles before joining the M62. Continue on the A63, following signage for Beverley / Hull for about 15 miles. Exit onto Madeley Street and take the second exit at the roundabout onto Rawling Way. Bear left at Anlaby Road, turn left into Walliker Street after about ½ mile, left at Carnegie Street and left again at Perry Street. Continue on Anlaby Road for about 350 yards, turning right to reach the ground. The map below can provide directions from all UK locations and will be useful in locating parking and recommended away friendly pubs.

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By Rail:
hull train stationHull’s main Paragon station is within a 15-minute walk of the ground. Away fans should exit the station on the South side, following Anlaby Road to the KC stadium. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
Humberside airport is some 13 miles from the KC stadium. Barnetby railway station is about 3 miles from the airport and offers regular connections to Hull. However, such connections require 2 or 3 changes en route. The Stagecoach X1 Humber Flyer bus service is a better alternative, offering regular connections to Hull Paragon station, with a journey time of about 35 minutes. Click here to check the current flight times

There are several taxi companies in Hull that can take you to and from the stadium. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Where to Park?

kc stadium parkingThe KC Stadium is one of the easiest Premiership grounds near which to find reasonably priced parking. Residents-only parking zones operate around the stadium, but on-street parking is available just a 5-minute walk from the ground, in the Boulevard area. The stadium has a large adjacent car park, accessed from Walton Street.

A Park and Ride bus service operates to the city centre. Visiting fans should note that they need to use the left exit onto Anlaby Road. There are numerous car parks in the city centre, within walking distance of the stadium. Several fans have suggested parking at Hull Royal Infirmary, a 15-minute walk from the ground.

Away Friendly Pubs near the KC Stadium

pubs near kc stadiumNumerous pubs near the KC stadium are designated “home fans only.” Many home supporters still use pubs near the old Boothferry Park ground. These, particularly the Silver Cod, should be avoided. Many visiting fans have recommended pubs in the nearby city centre. The Sandringham, near Hull Paragon station, has been reported as welcoming and hospitable, while the Admiral of the Humber, on Anlaby Road is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

The Punch Hotel, situated near the Princes Quay shopping centre, reportedly offers excellent homemade fare. Several pubs en route to the ground from the city centre have been the subject of favourable reports, including the Tap and Spile and the Editorial, on Spring Bank. The Brickmakers, opposite the stadium car park entrance, now allows away supporters. The atmosphere is reported as good, with sociable home supporters.

Hotels near the KC Stadium

royal oak hotel hullThe Royal Oak Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF, offers 3-star modern facilities and is ideally situated, adjacent to Hull Paragon station, within east walking distance of the KC stadium. It is one of Hull’s historically significant buildings, mixing Victorian style with contemporary accommodation. Free on-site parking is available.

holiday inn express hullThe Express By Holiday Inn Hull, 80 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LN is in the same area and is directly linked to St. Stephen’s shopping centre. This modern hotel offers comfort and value for money. All Hull’s major attractions are within walking distance. Adjacent parking is available. Both the above hotels have attracted consistently good guest reviews.

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What have other Away Fans said about their trip to the KC Stadium?

away fans hullMost visiting fans have been impressed with the KC Stadium, noting that its design is inventive and eye-catching and not nearly as bland as other new stadia. The majority of visiting fans have been more than satisfied with the facilities and view of play, though some have noted that the stands are set a good way back from the pitch.

The atmosphere within the ground has been reported as generally good, though undesirable elements within the home support slate the away fans throughout proceedings. The stadium has been designated a no standing area, which has apparently led to unpleasant altercations between stewards and away fans. One recurring complaint is that for high-profile games, the club will not serve alcohol to visiting fans.

7 thoughts on “Hull City – KC Stadium”

  1. When I went to the K.C. Stadium, there was parking next to the bus depot opposite the ground. It’s to the left of the bridge with the stadium to the right. Park there with over an hour to spare, otherwise you need to pay. From there it’s up the steps (or steep path) & over the road. The away end is situated by the left side with the ‘Tigers Store’ to the right. Beware of the roads off the depot as there’s permit parking only for residents. If you park there; your car will
    be towed away; so beware!!

  2. at first glance of the ground i saw the two tierd west stand it looked very welcoming, these thoughts cstayed with me when i met a few of the stewards who were at the front of the west stand. Of all the grounds ive been to it was the easyest to get photoes, as the team coach(boro) pulled up and you were less 5meters away. a good place to have a drink was at the sports bar between the south and west standit was welcoming a served beers and soft drinks it also had 2 large TV’s where the early kick-offs were on. once we had entered the away end it had 2 steps of steps . here you could buy food(pies, hot-dogs) on some matchdays beer is NOT avalible to away supporter. once we had taken our seats the veiw was good the one downside being the stand was a distance from the pitch. the home fans were in good voice espcially the group to the left of away fans. if you can i suggest the train that takes you to about a 10min walk and straight to the ground..

  3. Get the train if you can and get your pre match food and drinks in the Admiral on the Humber pub (across the way from the Station), where you’ll find good beer and plenty of friendly banter.

    The KC is a great arena to watch football with plenty of legroom, good views and welcoming staff. The only downside is the poor facilities at the back of the away stand. 1200+ Rams fans and one concession open for refreshments! What’s that all about??
    The concourse is narrow with too many structures in the way, and the toilets are tiny. Needless to say there was one hell of a crush at half time. Considering the newness of the ground, I was very surprised at this. The whole concourse/toilet area is a modern day equivilent of our old BBG :os

    All things said, it’s a good away day out but if you need a pee, you’re better off missing the last 5 mins of the 1st half.

  4. Just a point i’d like to make about this particular criticism of the KC: “The atmosphere within the ground has been reported as generally good, though undesirable elements within the home support slate the away fans throughout proceedings.” – This is standard practice throughout the football league, and there’s nothing wrong with it whatsoever! It’s pefectly reasonable to get a bit of banter going between the two sets of supporters, and it helps the atmosphere no end. The label these loyal City fans as ‘undesirable’ is, frankly, an insult to some of the most passionate supporters of our club.

  5. Agree with Jono , nothing at all wrong with home fans giving away fans stick all part of the fun. Bad enough having to sit down but the day banter and taking the p*** out of the opposition stops is the day I stop going. Last year was midweek so just drank in ground. Guinness !! Not often you see that. Grub was pretty good and they sold a load for half price at the end. Perfect when you have a 6 hour journey ahead. Saturday game this season so looking forward to checking out local pubs.

  6. A good place to park is on Selby Street (postcode HU3 3PB). It’s less than a 5 minute walk to the stadium. Park on Selby Street and walk across the blue footbridge over the railway line. Once across the bridge, you are then on Walliker Street. Walk down to the end of Walliker Street and the road opposite is Walton Street (if you look diagonally to your right, you will see the stadium across the park). About half way down Walton Street (about 350 yards) is the Brickmakers Arms pub, which welcomes way fans.

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