Home of Hull City AFC

Opened 2002

Capacity 25,400

Rating: 4.2

(2619) Google Reviews

Everyone looks after you
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a year ago
What a brilliant family night out to watch the Megaslam wrestlers within KC Stadium. We really enjoyed it. The merchandise was a little expensive though £10 for a mask and £5 for a sponge hand. We will be coming to see the next show in February 2022 once the new venue is confirmed.
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a month ago
The setting for this stadium is outstanding (on a sunny day anyway). Set in a park with parrots, peacocks, emus and many other exotic birds in cages right by the stadium. A playground for kids, ice cream van etc too. The people are friendly and really helpful. The stadium itself is nicely proportioned and the view from the away stand is perfect. I would recommend a visit here.
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3 months ago
Great atmosphere at a fabulous stadium, food and drink outlets. Clean toilets and at last hot water in the taps. Good facilities for the disabled
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2 months ago
I went for a booster jab. The organization was spot on. I'm all admiration for all workers involved. A football match would have been more entertaining though.

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.

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

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

Photo of Mark H.

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