Our Impressions of Victoria Park
This ground was described as 'tidy' by our reviewer, and has a capacity of 8,240.
There has been much redevelopment over the last few years, with The Cyril Knowles Stand and the Rink End both converted to all seater stands.
There currently a plan to modernize the Mill House Stand, so watch this space! The away fans will usually find themselves in the Rink End, where the views are quite good, although, considering it's a new stand, the facilities are a little disappointing.
Directions to Victoria Park
Exit A1 at junction 49 and follow the A19 towards Teesside. Exit the A19, onto the A689 dual carriageway, following the signs for Hartlepool. Continue over the next four roundabouts, following the signs for Town Centre. Go straight over the traffic lights by the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre (...signposted the North, Sunderland, Durham A179, A19). Continue past the Hartlepool Mail (...on your left), and then take the left hand lane into Clarence Road. The ground is about 200 yards along, on the left hand side.
From North (A19)
Exit A19 at the junction with the A179 (Hartlepool), and turn left at the junction follow the A179 towards Hartlepool. Continue over a couple of roundabouts, and then turn right into Easington Road at the third. Continue on the A179 (Town Centre), going straight over the next three roundabouts. Turn right into the new docks development, at the next (4th) roundabout (...just after the blue-and-white railway bridge). As Clarence Road is one-way, it's best to head for the Jackson's Wharf car park. Therefore, go straight over the next roundabout, and you can't miss the car park.
The closest station to the ground is Hartlepool, which is a third of a mile or so away from the ground. To get to the ground, exit the station approach, and follow Church Street. When you get to the church, turn right towards church/art centre. Keep straight on, past church, to roundabout. The ground is visible from here.
The following buses either go to Marina Way or close to the ground...
Marina Way...7 and 7A, 3A, 4, 2 and 2A, and 14.
Others... 6, 36, 1, 3 and 12.
Local Area around Victoria Park
There is a free car parking located in Clarence Road, next to the ground.
There is some side street parking, but you probably need to be early for these! Jackson's Wharf, which is about a five minute walk from the ground, has loads of parking spaces, and doesn't normally get full!