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.