Saturday, May 23

Hull travel and pub guide

Hull City
Sunday May 24, kick off 16:00
KC Stadium
Barclays Premier League


Out of a capacity of 25,500, United fans have got 2,450 tickets in the North Stand.

They are priced at £24.50 for adults and £14.50 for over 65s and under 16s. These have all been sold and posted out to the successful applications.

Online touting agencies like World Ticket Shop have been selling tickets for £335 in the away end. Home end tickets are sold out.

According to the BBC, perfect footballing weather awaits supporters today. It will be 19C at kick off with sunshine and clouds.

Bring a baseball cap as the sun might be in your eyes in the away end.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports HD3 with the show starting at 15:55 and ending at 18:00.


Car - £22
If you're driving to the game and using a satnav or an internet route planner like our favourite Greenflag one, use the destination postcode HU3 6HU.

Getting to the stadium really couldn't be simpler. It's basically 'straight for 90 minutes then three lefts'.

Join the M62 and follow it eastbound to its end. Then keep going down the A63 over the Humber Bridge (pictured above) into Hull City Centre.

After going over a flyover, you'll come to a diamond-shaped junction. Turn left onto Ferensway and drive past the train station (pictured left) on your left.

Then when you get to the junction where the Hull Daily Mail offices and the Campanile Hotel are in front of you, turn left onto Spring Bank West and then take a left onto Walton Street.

The journey takes roughly 100 minutes each way and will cost about £11 each way in petrol.

Parking - free

If you park on the stadium car parks, it can take anything up to an hour to get off it at the end of the game.

We recommend you park free nearer the town centre and take a 20-minute walk to the ground.

One good spot to park is the Netto car park. You can pretty much park there for free all day.

When you reach the Hull Daily Mail offices, keep going (onto Berveley Road) for about 500 yards and you'll see Netto on the left. Alternatively there are many free street parking places on that road.

The beauty of this spot is you can just drive straight back in the opposite direction to the way you arrived on the way home for quick access to the A63 ad M62.

Train - £25

Manchester Piccadilly to Hull

Direct trains take just over two hours.
They leave at: 09:11 and 12:02.

Manchester Piccadilly to Doncaster to Hull

This route takes about two hours and 40 minutes.
They leave Piccadilly at: 10:11, 10:18, 11:18 and 12:18.

Once you arrive at the station turn right, walk down for five minutes til you reach Spring Bank, turn left and turn left again at Walton Street.

The stadium is ahead of you in about 800 yards. The route is well signposted.

Hull to Manchester Piccadilly

Luckily, there will be no mad rush back to the train station after the game as the first train back doesn't leave until just before 7pm.

Direct trains leave Hull at: 18:58 and 19:10
A train that requires a chance at Sheffield leaves Hull at 20:30.
A train that requires a chance at Sheffield leaves Hull at 21:00.

Don't leave it any later than that else you won't make it home until 03:00.

Train tickets
If you book a return on the day, it will cost you £38.30.

If you book two singles in advance from National Rail online, it will cost you £30 (by doing this, you reserve your seat on all the direct routes listed above)

If you book two singles in advance via First Great Western, after first registering for their £5 off offer, it will cost you £25. Go here for details.

United are running coaches to this game but all tickets are sold out.

Avoid: The Silver Cod and the Linnet and Lark, as these are home fans' only pubs where reds won't get the best welcome.

With this being one of the newer grounds, there aren't many pubs to write home about near it - and the ones that are tend to be old and not very welcoming of away fans.

So we recommend you stick to either near the train statiom or near the Beverley Road/Spring Bank area, where the best parking spots are to be had.

There are two decent Wetherspoons pubs worth a mention.
The Three John Scotts, at Alfred Gelder Street, Lowgate, in the city centre (the second pub down pictured), which has a good atmosphere though it tries to be a bit too upmarket.

It's open from 9am and does a good breakfast and, as with all JD Wetherspoons joints, 99p bottles of San Miguel.

To get there from the train station, walk straight up onto Paragon Street or Carr Lane and follow the road round til to the right, then turn left onto Lowgate.

Nearer the best (free) parking spots, there is another Wetherspoons bar, the Zachariah Pearson, at 386 Beverley Road (the first pub down pictured), near Netto. It's open from 9am. Remember,

Wetherspoons don't let you in with team colours on matchdays.

Further down Beverley Road towards Ferensway and towards the stadium is Lamp (the third pub down pictured) tucked in next to the Campanile Hotel.

It's a perfect bar if you want somewhere out of the way to enjoy a quiet pint minus the crowds.

Nearer still to the ground is the Spring Bank Tavern at 29 Spring Bank (pictured right), just off Ferensway. Home fans do drink here, but are generally tolerant of away supporters.

Wherever you drink in the city, it's a fairly cheap pint compared to Manchester. Expect to pay between £1.80 and £2.50 for a pint of lager.

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