Key facts

Club: Middlesbrough FC | Opening: 1995 | Capacity: 34,988 seats

History and description

The Riverside Stadium was the first modern English stadium to be constructed after the Taylor Report. It replaced the old Ayresome Park, which, being hemmed in by terraced housing, lacked the possibilities for expansion.

The Riverside Stadium officially opened on the 26th of August 1995 with a match between Middlesbrough and Chelsea (2-0).

In 1998, the stadium got expanded with an additional 5,000 seats. Middlesbrough already has planning permission for a further extension of 7,000 seats, but will wait until demand justifies such increase.

In 2005, the club erected the old Ayresome Park gates in front of the Riverside Stadium as a reference to the club’s past.

Getting there

The Riverside Stadium is located just north-east of Middlesbrough town centre and the town’s main rail station. The stadium sits on the banks of the River Tees.

It is just 10 to 15 minutes walking from Middlesbrough Rail station. The town centre lies directly south of the station and is thus also at short walking distance from the stadium.

If arriving by car from the south, leave the A1 at Dishforth and get onto the A168, which then leads to the A19. Follow the A19 north for almost 25 miles. At the junction with the A66 follow for Middlesbrough (A66).  After having passed the town centre you will see the Riverside Stadium on the left side. From there signs will guide you to the stadium.

From the north, leave the A1 (M1) at the junction for the A689 Teesside. After about 9 miles take the A19 toward Middlesbrough and 5 miles further the A66 toward the city. From there, follow as above.

Address: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS


Tickets for Middlesbrough FC games can be bought online, by phone +44 (0) 844 499 1234, in person at the Ticket Office at the stadium, or at the MFC store on Captain Cook Square in Middlesbrough town centre.

Tickets can also be bought on the gate on the day of the match. Middlesbrough rarely sells out in the Championship.

Tickets prices typically range from £24.00 for a corner seat to £31.00 for an upper-tier seat at the main stand.

For more information call +44 (0) 844 499 1234, or email

Stadium tours

Middlesbrough FC offers guided stadium tours that include visits to the dressing rooms, the referee room, players tunnel, boardroom, press room, and directors box.

Tours run on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, and on Sunday at 12:30 pm. The tour costs £6.00.

All tours must be booked in advance. For bookings call +44 (0) 844 499 6789. For more information email


Relevant Internet links – Official website of Middlesbrough FC. – Middlesbrough tourist information. – Check train times and fares.