Away Day Guide – Huddersfield Town
On Friday 16th August we make another trip to Yorkshire for our Championship game with Huddersfield Town (7:45pm kick off). FST board member Dan Crawford presents our away day guide to Barnsley.
Tickets will be on sale for Fulham fans to purchase on Friday night from Gate 20 at the John Smith’s Stadium. They are priced at £30 for adults, £20 for supporters over 60, £15 for juniors under 18 and £10 for juniors aged under 8. Please note that these are cash sales only.
GETTING TO THE JOHN SMITH’S STADIUM
Exit the M1 at Junction 38 and head onto the A637 and then the A642 towards Huddersfield. Stay in the right hand lane as you get towards the town centre, as you will need to turn right at the roundabout onto the A62 Leeds Road. The ground will soon appear visible on your right. There is car parking available in the car park at the stadium (priced at £6) as well as some spaces offered by local businesses on St. Andrew’s Road.
It takes about 15 minutes to walk from Huddersfield train station to the St. John’s Stadium. After leaving the train station, head past the Grange Hotel and over the crossroads on to Northumberland Street and cross the ring road to reach the Leeds Road. Take a right down Gasworks Street and walk over the crossroads to the ground. Alternatively, a taxi to the ground should cost approximately £4.
The official Club coaches will leave Motspur Park and Craven Cottage at 12.30pm.
Behind the North Stand, there is a cinema and entertainment centre that also contains a bar. The Rope Walks is open to home and away supporters and offers food as well as big screens that show live sport.
The Gas Club on Gasworks Street welcomes visiting fans before Huddersfield Town matches, but reverts to a home fans’ only bar after the game. You will have to pay a £2 entry fee, but both the food and drinks are very reasonably priced and all visitors are received with a warm welcome. Supporters can also park in the car park for a £5 charge.
Located on the Leeds Road, the Yorkshire Rose pub has been popular previously with away fans. The pub offers good food and a wide selection of ales and beers, but supporters should note that this isn’t a particularly big establishment and that they should arrive early to avoid the crowds. The Tunbridge Working Mens’ Club on St. Andrew’s Road also welcomes away fans free of charge and offers use of their car park for £3.
There are several options closer to town for fans arriving by train. Both the Head of Steam and the King’s Head within the station itself are highly recommended. The latter features in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. A short walk from the station is the Corner Pub on Market Walk in the centre of Huddersfield, which is the brewery tap of Mallinsons Brewery.
The Magic Rock Tap Bar, which is part of the Magic Rock Brewery on Willow Lane, offers excellent ales and good food as well, although it is about a mile or so from the ground.
Alcohol is on offer inside the stadium, including John Smith’s (£3.70 a can), Fosters (£4.50), Strongbow Dark Fruits (£4.50) and red and white wine (£4.50).