Key facts

Club: Hull City | Opening:  2002 | Capacity: 25,586 seats

History and description

The KC Stadium replaced Hull’s old stadium Boothferry Park. First plans for the construction of a new stadium were made in the late 1990s, and building works started in 2001. The stadium officially opened on the 18th of December 2002 with a match between Hull City and Sunderland (1-0).

Construction of The KC Stadium cost £44 million and was financed by the city of Hull, who therefore also own the stadium. The stadium is easily expandable to a capacity of about 30,000.

Getting there

The KC Stadium is located about a mile west of Hull’s city centre and main rail station. The walk to the stadium should take no more than 20 minutes. Alternatively there are buses that run over Anlaby Road.

If arriving by car and approaching the city from the M64 motorway, follow the A63 into the city. Exit the A63 just before the fly-over following the signs for Local Traffic/Infirmary. From there follow the signs to the KC Stadium.

Address: Walton Street, Hull, HU3 6HU

Eat, drink, and sleep

The KC Stadium is surrounded by green in the form of parks and sports facilities, which in turn are bordered by mostly residential areas. While one can find the odd pub, eating and drinking options close to the stadium are scarce, which can therefore better be done in the city centre or on your way from the centre to the stadium, for example on Spring Bank.

If you wish to spend the night close to the stadium, then both the Earlsmere Guesthouse and the Vale Apart Hotel are decent options just a few steps away. In particular the former gets very good reviews. Click here for an overview of hotels near The KC Stadium.

Alternatively, there are a number of options in Hull’s city centre, including your standard brands, or, if you arrive by car, you can choose one of the roadside hotels upon entering the city.

Tickets

Tickets for Hull City games can be purchased online, by phone +44 (0) 1482 505600, or in person at the ticket office at The KC Stadium.

Hull have divided their home games into three pricing categories. The price for every seat in the stadium is the same, with those for the cheap category C matches costing £16.00, those for category B matches 35.00, and the ones for the most expensive category A matches £50.00.

For more information email tickets@hulltigers.com.

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Relevant Internet links

Hullcityafc.net – Official website of Hull City AFC.
Kcstadium.co.uk – Official website of The KC Stadium.
Visithullandeastyorkshire.com – Official tourism site for the Hull and East Yorkshire area.