The 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.
How to get to the KC Stadium
The 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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Hull’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
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?
The 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
Numerous 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
The 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.
The 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.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip to the KC Stadium?
Most 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.