Awayday guide: Hull City
Tickets for Fulham’s trip to Hull City on Saturday are on general sale and supporters wishing to support Slavisa Jokanovic’s side at the KCOM Stadium should call the Fulham ticket office on 0203 871 0810. There are no concessionary rate tickets available for Hull City’s fixtures this year – and the Trust has raised this matter with the EFL. Tickets are priced at either £18, £24 or £27 depending on which section of the away end you wish to sit in.
Tickets have now gone off sale online and any telephone callers should specify whether they wish to collect their tickets from the ticket office or at Hull on Saturday afternoon. Tickets will go off sale to telephone callers tomorrow (Friday 29 December) afternoon but Fulham fans will be able to buy tickets on the day from the Hull City ticket zone on the East side of the KCOM Stadium.
GETTING TO THE KCOM STADIUM
Take the M1 to Junction 21A take the A46 exit to Braunstone Frith/ Kirby Muxloe/ B5380. Keep bearing right at the fork in the road and follow the signs for the A46 Newark. You will soon have to merge onto the A46, whereupon you should follow it to after Lincoln. At the ensuing roundabout, choose the first exit for Humber Bridge and then at the third roundabout after about 21 miles on the A15 take the third exit for the M180/Humber Bridge and head along the M180 to Junction 5 before turning off following the signs for Hull/Hull Airport. At the upcoming roundabout. take the second exit onto the A15 and cross the Humber Bridge (you will need to pay a £2.50 charge) take the third exit, clearly signposted as ‘City Centre’. Turn left at the lights, head over the flyover, take a right at the next lights and the ground is on your right side.
There plenty of spaces to park your car at the KCOM Stadium car park (priced at £5), but you should be aware that there can be delays of around half an hour getting away after the final whistle. There is also a park and ride service – which is clearly signposted off the A63, and a large number of city centre car parks, like the ones on Pryme Street and Freetown Way available, as well as the free parking near opposite the Hull Royal Infirmary.
The KCOM Stadium is approximately twenty minutes walk away from Hull Paragon Railway Station. Turn left at the end of the platform and then left into the bus station, walking through to the exit at the far end. Head past Tesco on your right, cross over Park Street at the traffic lights. Follow the blue signs to KC Stadium go along Londisborough Street, cross Argyle Street and head onto the pedestrian walkway and take bridges over railway lines to the ground.
The club coaches will leave Craven Cottage and West Barnes Lane, opposite Motspur Park train station, at 9am. There are still spaces on the coaches which can be booked by calling the Fulham FC ticket office on 0203 871 0810.
The Park View (57 Walton Street, Hull, HU3 6JB) almost directly opposite the stadium car park entrance has always welcomed visiting supporters in the past. A family run pub, which has recent undergone reburfishment, it serves a wide array of beers and has big screens to show live sport as well as housing a burger van outside on matchdays.
The New Walton Club (243 Walton Street, Hull HU3 6JR) welcomes away fans as well but you will be charged a £1 entry fee. The club serves very good cheap beer in a friendly atmosphere with a separate area serving food and other refreshments.
The Boot Room (354-356 Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 6NS) is located further down Walton Street on the corner of the junction with Anlaby Road. Although this is where a large number of Hull fans congregate before the games, they have welcomed away fans previously and have a number of big screens showing live sport.
The other pubs in the vicinity of the KCOM Stadium or the old Boothferry Park are all designated either officially or unofficially as being for home fans only. There are a number of alternative venues in the city centre, including the local Wetherspoon’s The Admiral of the Humber (1 Anlaby Road, Hull HU1 2NT), The New King Edward Bar (which is right next door to the Admiral of the Humber and located upstairs, 1 Anlaby Road, Hull HU1 2NR), The Punch Hotel (Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3RA) and The Hop & Vine (24 Albion Street, Hull HU1 3TH).
Alcohol is available inside the stadium at the Pitch Side bar which is specifically for away supporters but, on police advice, this bar can sometimes stop serving alcohol 45 minutes before kick off.