Our Impressions of The Kingston Communications Stadium
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)
Directions to The Kingston Communications Stadium
From The West
Exit the M62 at junction 38, following the A63 and as you approach Hull the stadium is signposted. Continue along the A63, and as you approach the centre of the city, leave the A63, taking the second exit at the roundabout, following the signs for the Hull Royal Infirmary. At the traffic lights turn left, continue over the flyover, turn right at the next set of traffic lights, and the ground is on the right hand side.
From The North
Exit the A164 at the Humber Bridge roundabout, take the first exit [Boothferry Road, and the stadium is approx 3 miles along on the left hand side.
Paragon Station is a 15 minute walk from the stadium with a signposted pedestrian route using Londesborough Street.
Local Area around The Kingston Communications Stadium
The stadium offers an Executive 'on-site' car park, and also additional parking in the Walton Street car park. Most of the home supports tend to use the town centre car parks, which are all clearly signed. The town centre is about a 10-15 minute walk to the ground.
The area surrounding the ground is resident permit parking only, so unless you want a ticket, don't even think about it!
Park & Ride
There is an excellent Park & Ride facility located on Priory Park near to Sainsbury's. This is open on most match days, and is signposted from the A63 (Clive Sullivan Way). This service has spaces for up to 650 cars, offers a frequent bus service to the city centre, and picking up supporters after the game outside the stadium on Anlaby Road.