Thursday, December 24

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 2,100 tickets in the North Stand. That's 350 fewer tickets than last season.

They cost £32 for adults, £20 for over 65s and £17 for under 16s. Last season, it was £24.50 for adults and £14.50 for over 65s and under 16s.

These have all been sold and posted out.


According to the
BBC, Sunday will be one of the best days of the week, weatherwise.

For once, the temperature will climb above freezing, and will be about 3C/37F during the match.

The sun will be out and, all being well all the snow will have cleared. There is no danger of the match being off.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD1 with the show starting at 15:30 and ending at 18:30.


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 s
treet 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 - £32.40

Manchester Piccadilly to Hull

Direct trains take just over two hours.

But there aren't many services available. A £32.40 ticket will get you a return with the following times to choose from (direct services in bold):

Leave Manchester Piccadilly: 09:09
Arrive Hull: 11:18
Journey: 2:09

Leave Manchester Piccadilly: 10:42
Arrive Leeds: 11:37
Leave: 12:00
Arrive Doncaster: 12:28
Leave: 12:55
Arrive Hull: 13:48
Journey: 3:06

Leave Manchester Piccadilly: 10:11
Arrive Leeds: 11:03
Leave: 11:40
Arrive Doncaster: 12:09
Leave: 12:24
Arrive Hull: 13:23
Journey: 3:16

Leave Manchester Piccadilly: 11:57
Arrive Hull: 14:00
Journey: 2:05

Leave Manchester Piccadilly: 12:10
Arrive Leeds: 13:04
Leave: 13:40
Arrive Doncaster: 14:09
Leave: 14:21
Arrive Hull: 15:16
Journey: 3:10

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.

Coming back
Leave Hull: 18:58
Arrive Manchester Piccadilly: 20:54
Journey: 1:56

Leave Hull: 21:00
Arrive Leeds: 21:59
Leave: 22:40
Arrive Manchester Piccadilly: 23:36
Journey: 2:36

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

The Betty Bus is running to the game, all places have been taken. The bus leaves from Chorlton Street Coach Station at 10:30 and the Bishops Blaize pub in Chester Road at 10:45.

Red Army Travel is running a coach to this game, with places costing £20 per person. It leaves the Bishops Blaiza at 11:30. For departure times and booking details, go here. At the time of writing, there are ten spaces left.

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.

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 about £2.50 for a pint of lager.

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