Home of Hull City AFC

Opened 2002

Capacity 25,400

Rating: 4.2

(2762) Google Reviews

Great stadium with a great atmosphere. loads of stewards, great light show at the start of the match and great views all round no restricted views visible. The only issue was the long line to actually get into the ground.
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10 months ago
Nice stadium for football and superleague. Not massive, you can walk around it in 4 minutes. I have been here 4 or 5 times and it's easier to get away on superleague games.
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4 months ago
Best away football stadium as voted for by away fans. Great choice if food at reasonable prices, plenty of parking, friendly stewards. Great stadium. Home of the 🐅's
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2 weeks ago
The stadium was ok. Very slippery and nearly fell down the stairs. Home fans starting fights. Never again away day. £2.60 for a coke zero
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a month ago
Can't for the life now me give this place 5 stars..place was great but its the home of Hull FC
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History (from Wikipedia)

The idea of a new stadium for Kingston upon Hull, whose professional football club Hull City had played at Boothferry Park since 1946, was first mooted in 1997, but funds to finance such a project only became available when the city council sold a portion of its holdings in Kingston Communications.[3] The council provided most of the funds, more than £42 million, with the rest stemming from government single regeneration budget grants and from the Football Stadium Improvement Fund.[3]

The council appointed John Topliss to head the stadium construction project.
[3] He and his team partnered with consulting firm Drivers Jonas to explore preliminary issues such as stadium location, seating capacity, and facilities offered. Stated Mr. Topliss: "We had a totally blank canvas and, working with consultants, made a thorough assessment of what was needed."[3]

The project team considered over a dozen sites, inside and outside of the city, before settling on 
The Circle in West Park.[3] Factors contributing to the decision include transport guidance, central government planning guidelines, existing athletic facilities, isolation from residential areas, and council ownership.[3]

The final recommendation of 
Drivers Jonas included additional facilities for both indoor and outdoor sports for the people of West Hull in addition to the main stadium, planned to seat from 25,000 to 30,000 spectators.[3] Professional services firm Arup Associates provided initial concept proposals for the stadium.[4] The Miller Partnership, an architectural and interior design firm, adopted these proposals during the stadium's design.[4] The construction work was undertaken by Birse Group.[12]

In spite of obstacles during the course of the project, including 
Hull City A.F.C.'s receivership in 2001 (just after the granting of planning permission),[3] the stadium complex was completed on time (in fourteen months)[4] and on budget (at approximately GB£44 million).[4] The stadium opened its doors on 18 December 2002. Hull City beat Sunderland A.F.C. 1–0 in a friendly match to mark the occasion.[13] Steve Melton scored the goal, the first at the KC Stadium.[5]

In 2020, the KCOM will host the 
Super League Grand Final for the first time.[14]

Things to do in Hull.

The Deep.

31 Reviews
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Super fun date night at this aquarium! Love the year round ticket and will definitely be returning. The interior is super neat. The best part is the penguins. Read More

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This really is a great day out for the family (provided they like all things marine). We visited on a bank holiday so it was busy and there was a queue to... Read More

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Great venue on the centre of Hull. Lots to do with children and lots of options to see great sea animals Read More

The William Wilberforce.

10 Reviews
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A very standard Wetherspoon offering. Food and drink at great prices including s reasonable selection of craft beers. Where else could you order a pint of... Read More

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William Wilberforce public house... well what can I say it's a Wetherspoons so cheap drinks cheap and food. Inside it has a good and quite tasty decor... Read More

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Another typical Wetherspoon city centre pub, so you know exactly what to expect on the bar and on the menu. However, the building used to be a bank, which... Read More