John Smith’s Stadium

Key facts

Club: Huddersfield Town FC | Opening: 1994 | Capacity: 24,554 seats

History and description

John Smith’s Stadium was one of the first modern-era stadiums to be built in England. It replaced Huddersfield’s old Leeds Road.

Construction of the stadium started in 1992, and when two new stands were finished in the summer of 1994, Huddersfield moved into their new home. The stands at both ends were completed in late 1994 and 1998.

The stadium was initially called Alfred McAlpine Stadium, but changed names in 2004 to Galpharm Stadium following a new sponsorship deal. The stadium has been called John Smith’s Stadium since the summer of 2012 after a new sponsorship deal was agreed with brewer Heineken.

Getting there

The John Smith’s Stadium is located just north-east of Huddersfield town centre and the main rail station. The walk will take 10 to 15 minutes at most.

There are frequent direct trains to Huddersfield from, among others, Leeds and Manchester.

If arriving by car, follow directions to Huddersfield town centre. The stadium is clearly signposted at approach of the centre.

Address: Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PX


Tickets for Huddersfield Town games can be bought online, by phone +44 (0) 1484 484 123, or at the ticket office at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Huddersfield have divided their home matches into five pricing categories. Tickets for category D matches, the cheapest, range in price from €19.00 for a lower-tier seat behind the goal to €24.00 for an upper-tier seat at the main stand. Tickets prices for category A* matches, the most expensive, range from €25.00 to €32.00.

Stadium tours

The John Smith’s Stadium offers guided stadium tours to parties of 10 or more. Call +44 (0) 1484 484151 or email for more information and bookings.


Relevant Internet links – Official website of Huddersfield Town FC. – Official website of the John Smith’s Stadium. – Check train times and fares.

   Reviews (5)

  1. Dirty Den says:

    Great atmosphere and very modern stadium that puts all other modern grounds to shame. I’ve visited all the stadiums in premier league and championship and this is by far the best. Huddersfield fans are extremely friendly and witty.

  2. Jay says:

    Brilliant stadium, has a great modern look. The staff are very friendly and the facilities are second to none. One of the best stadiums i have been too

  3. bob lees says:

    Not a very good atmosphere, the ground itself is in need of a good make over to modern requirments, to have a pie and pint stood outside in the rain on a cold winters day, took me back to the late fifties,the toilets also need a lot of work,the staff were ok,the police were very helpful and polite.
    Would I go again,doubtful ,unless a game with a major reason,ie,cup match,or league decider,Huddersfield Town note the decade twenty first century,please join us,you’re very welcome.

  4. izzit says:

    probably has the worst atmosphere at a ground i have been to, there is no chanting and the ground staff are very rude

  5. TerrierChad says:

    Just a quick note on the tickets. Tickets for behind the goal in the home end (Fantastic Media Stand) are only available if bought with a child ticket. If you are buying tickets for adults only then the cheapest tickets are in the Britannia Rescue Stand (formally known as the Antich); a large single tier stand running along the side of the pitch opposite the main (Direct Golf or Riverside Stand). Tickets in the Antich start from £21 for category D games.

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