Awayday Guide: Middlesbrough
Tickets are available on the day at the Riverside Stadium, although these will take the form of cash sales only from the visitors’ ticket office next to the away end.
Tickets are priced at £30 for adults, £20 for supporters aged over 65 and £17 for supporters aged under 18.
GETTING TO THE RIVERSIDE STADIUM
Exit the A1 (M) at junction 49, following the sides for ‘Teesside’, and join the A168, which becomes the A19 after about eleven miles. Stay on ther A19 for around 19 miles before taking A66 eastwards towards Middlesbrough town centre. Remain on A66 past the town centre, which you should pass on your right, and follow the signs to the Riverside Stadium, which becomes visible on your left.
Car parking at the Riverside Stadium is only available to permit holders. You can purchase a stadium parking permit, which costs £6, by calling the Middlesbrough ticket office on 0844 499 1234. Alternative, there are a number of cost effective parking options in Middlesbrough itself. There is plenty of private car parking on the surrounding streets near to the stadium or street parking just off the A66, which is about fifteen to twenty minutes walk from the away end. Some of these car parks and car parking options are subject to significant queues after the final whistle.
Middlesbrough station is about a ten to fifteen minute walk away from the Riverside Stadium. When you come out of the station, you will be on Bridge Street West, turn right and cross Albert Road. Follow Bridge Street East to the junction with Windward Way. Stay on Winward Way, eventually passing the Hudson Quay development on the left, and continue on under the bridge to the Riverside Stadium.
The official club coaches will leave Craven Cottage and West Barnes Lane, opposite Motspur Park train station, at 6.30am. They are priced at £30 for adult season ticket holders and members and £20 for junior season ticket holders and members. Non-season ticket holders and members coach travel is priced at £35 for adults and £25 for juniors.
The well-established away pub is Doctor Browns (135 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2RR), which is about a ten minute walk from the Riverside Stadium. Doctor Browns serves real ale and has large screen televisions showing live sport with a selection of food available from a sandwich bar located outside.
Barracuda (42 Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1QD) has also been very popular with Fulham fans on recent visits on account of its cheap pricing and warm welcome. Aside from a good selection of cheap beers, Barracuda also shows all the live football, which might make it a useful option if you want to keep in touch with the other games.
The Isaac Wilson (61 Wilson Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SF) is the local Wetherspoon’s closest to the Riverside Stadium and has been very welcoming of away supporters in the past.
Several other local pubs will allow away fans in but may require any visiting colours to be covered up.