The Kingston Communications (KC) stadium was opened in December 2002, and is a real gem of a stadium! Build at a cost of £44m the KC Stadium is home to both the towns Rugby League & football clubs, and offers excellent facilities. Set in acres of tranquil parkland it offers a petting zoo, children's play area, boating lake, skateboard rink, sports arena, and there is even a cyber cafe, a college facility and a library! The stadium has an impressive all seater capacity of 25,404.
The impressive design is a real masterpiece, and unlike many other new stadia, this stadium has an abundance of atmosphere, and quality.
Like most new stadia, it's totally enclosed, with three single tiered stands, and one double tiered stand, which is obviously larger (this is the west stand). In a similar manner to Molinuex's curved stands, the KC Stadium is also unique in design. The roof of the stadium rises up and over the West Stand, and like Molinuex, the stands slightly curve around the playing area.
The West stand also has a row of 28 executive boxes running between the tiers, and there is a an electric scoreboard at the North End of the stadium. Away fans are normally located within the North Stand, with an allocation of 4,000 for larger teams, and less for smaller teams.
The stadium also has under soil heating, automatic irrigation system, and the turf has been especially designed - its real grass interwoven with a special blend of ...er stuff!
The transport arrangements are superb - there is a specially built walkway with bridge into the back of the stadium from the City Centre rail and bus station (about 5 mins walk all in all)