Riverside Stadium

Key facts

Club: Middlesbrough FC | Opening: 1995 | Capacity: 34,742 seats

History and description

The Riverside Stadium was the first large 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.

How to get to the Riverside Stadium

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.

Address: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS

Eat, drink, and sleep near the Riverside Stadium

The Riverside Stadium is located between the River Tees and a railway track. It’s a rather industrial area with little around though the town centre is only a short walk away.

There are no hotel directly near the stadium, but the Jurys Inn and Holiday Inn Express in the town centre are at easy walking distance and get good reviews. Click here for an overview of hotel near the Riverside Stadium.

Middlesbrough Tickets

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 at the ticket office on the day of the match. Middlesbrough’s attendances have gone up significantly in the Premier League, but tickets are easily available for most matches.

Middlesbrough have divided their home matches into two pricing categories. Tickets for category B matches, the cheapest, range from £30.00 for a seat behind the goal or lower side to £34.00 for an upper-tier seat at the main stand. Tickets for Category A matches range from £35.00 to £39.00.

Call +44 (0) 844 499 1234 or email supporters@mfc.co.uk for more information.

Photos of the Riverside Stadium

Relevant Internet links

Mfc.co.uk – Official website of Middlesbrough FC.
Visitmiddlesbrough.com – Middlesbrough tourist information.
Nationalrail.co.uk – Check train times and fares.