Our Impressions of The McAlpine Stadium
The McAlpine Stadium is a highly impressive venture, with all forms of leisure and retail surrounding it. It was built as part of a scheme by the football club, the rugby club and the town council. The McAlpine Stadium is one of the most impressive stadium's in the country, with its futuristic design and modern facilities. The current capacity is 24,000, with away fans being allocated 1,500 to 4,000 seats depending on the size of the visiting club. The stadium has really been thought about, there is even facilities for the blind, with seats available with a match commentary.
For Rugby League fixtures, only 2 sides are normally open. This stadium boasts good viewing all round, but due to the empty stands, the atmosphere can be poor. Fans have a choice of stands, and prices... The top tier of the Lawrence Batley Stand (...most expensive), the lower tier of the Lawrence Batley Stand, and the John Smiths Stand (...cheapest). The majority of home fans use the John Smiths Stand.
Directions to The McAlpine Stadium
Leave the M62 at junction 25 and follow the A644 and A62 signposted Huddersfield. About 1m from the town centre, the stadium becomes visible. Turn either into Bradley Mills Road and then right into Kilner Road or take the following left into St Andrews Way and left into Stadium Way.
Leave the M1 at junction 38 and follow the A637, A642 to Huddersfield. At the ring road, follow signs for A62 Leeds. Turn right into St Andrews Road and left into Stadium Road, or next right into Bradley Mills Road and right into Kilner Road.
Exit the M62 at junction 24 and follow the A628 to Huddersfield. As you approach the town, turn left onto the ring road. Exit the ring road onto the A62 Leeds Road. The ground is on the right hand side.
To walk to the ground from the station will take about 20 minutes. Pass the George Hotel, cross the road, and continue past the Crescent public house. Continue straight and you'll pass two pubs next to each other near the ground. Turn right between these pubs to get to the ground.
Huddersfield Central (01484 545444). Buses 201-203 and 207 stop on Leeds Road (5 mins) whilst Football Specials run from Town Centre Market Street at 15-minute intervals.