Very nice looking stadium shame the clubs using it don't make the effort to keep it in a clean condition,or maybe they just don't bother with the away section which was filthy dirty.Very subdued atmosphere fir a run of the mill end of season game. Big park and playground next to the stadium much enjoyed by my kids.
Love our visits on match days to watch FC, my son says the hot dogs are fanstastic, however I must say the prices are a tad high for food and refreshments for a family of 4. Also was told by the security staff on the gate that soft drinks bought in the club's dugout bar were not allowed to be taken into the stadium, these were confiscated at the gate and had to purchase new ones once in the stadium on a previous visit, lesson learnt.
Cannot understand why if I use the merchandise office (Hull FC) they say £20 for unreserved East stand, but when I use the ticket office it's £28 + £3 for the same thing. Food & drinks prices are ridiculous and plastic only.
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. 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. The council appointed John Topliss to head the stadium construction project. 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." The project team considered over a dozen sites, inside and outside of the city, before settling on The Circle in West Park. Factors contributing to the decision include transport guidance, central government planning guidelines, existing athletic facilities, isolation from residential areas, and council ownership.
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. Professional services firm Arup Associates provided initial concept proposals for the stadium. The Miller Partnership, an architectural and interior design firm, adopted these proposals during the stadium's design. The construction work was undertaken by Birse Group. 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), the stadium complex was completed on time (in fourteen months) and on budget (at approximately GB£44 million). 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.Steve Melton scored the goal, the first at the KC Stadium. In 2020, the KCOM will host the Super League Grand Final for the first time.