Home of Hull City AFC

Opened 2002

Capacity 25,400

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The KC Stadium
53.746255, -0.367635

Rating: 4.2

(2193) Google Reviews

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10 months ago
We can't thank you enough for allowing us to scatter our uncles ashes on the grounds of the club he loved so much. We would also like to say a huge thankyou to Dean from security for his assistance and welcoming. Thank you.
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2 weeks ago
Went for covid jab first time ever at the ground. Will only go once more for second jab. Its a pity that Hull Council are so backward thinking as this place could bring a lot of really good bands and singers to Hull creating much needed income for a very deprived city
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4 months ago
Only had to go to get my vaccine injection. But nice place, lots of parking, room for the children, and not only sports event's, but at times entertainment by stars 'singers/groups etc'

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]