Home of The Tigers...
It was almost hilarious that Hull City AFC have been playing League Two Football in a stadium worthy of the Premiership. Recent investment in the club, a noticeable swelling of the fanbase and some pretty damn solid football nonetheless has propelled them up into the giddy heights of League One. The League Championship now beckons! Tickets to see them at the 25,000 seater KC Stadium are generally easy to come by unless it's a local derby, but for good seats you best book in advance regardless. There's also Rugby League played at the stadium too and tickets are fairly easy to come by.
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Kingston Communications Stadium
Hulls premier sporting stadium is based in West Park and is home to football ( Hull City) and rugby (Hull FC). Based on Sunderlands Stadium of Light this is a slightly smaller version but expansion is possible should capacity be needed to be increased.
Set in parkland but in a rather run down area - there is very little to see in the area outside the stadium so just get in and stay whether it is for sport or one of the concerts that take place here. The area is not always safe at night so do not venture far from the bus stops or car parks.
Catering is OK - the restaurant is quite good I am told but my only experience of eating here are the pies and drinks from the take away places on the walk ways.
Disabled access good in the East and South stands but do not go to the West Stand for a pitch side place - wheelchair access is not good.
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Hull does not have a racecourse but there is a first class course at Beverley a few miles north of Hull. This is the only racecourse I have been to but an afternoon or evening here is certainly exciting and the area north of Beverley , especially the Malton area, is where racehorses are bred and trained.
2009 prices are - Premier - £19.00. Ladies Day Premier - £22.00. Grandstand & Paddock - £12.00. Senior Citizens / Students - £8.00. Ladies Day Grandstand & Paddock - £14.00.
Ladies Day Senior Citizens/Student - £10.00.Premier - £19.00. Premier - £19.00
Ladies Day Premier - £22.00. Grandstand & Paddock - £12.00. Senior Citizens / Students - £8.00. Course Enclosure (per car) - £5.00. Per Person - £5.00. Senior Citizen/Students - £3.00. Course Enclosure (per car) - £5.00. Per Person - £5.00. Senior Citizen/Students - £3.00.
Ladies Day is one of East Yorkshires premier events to be seen at and it is wise to book in advance.
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The GemTech Arena
Newly built along with the KC Stadium the GemTech arena houses 12 badminton courts, an inventory of equipment to cater for basketball, indoor hockey, 5-a-side football, netball, table tennis, short tennis, trampolining, aerobics, volleyball, indoor bowls and children's short tennis, gymnastics and athletics. One outdoor sand-based all-weather pitch and one outdoor water-based all-weather pitch both with netting to divide into thirds, floodlights and players shelters and an outdoor skate park
Space for 1,200 spectators, a cafeteria.
They held the indoor Trampolining Championships here recently.
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Hull Ice Arena
Hull has an international size ice arena where skaters from across the world come to compete in competitions here. The arena is also home to the ice hockey team the Stingrays.
There are many public sessions for people who just want to fun skate too and this is a large arena that is also used for concerts and exhibitions.
There is a small cafe but its rather basic but clean and its prices are reasonable.
Tigers and Sharks
Hull is home of some decent teams, Hull City Football Club, Hull FC and Hull KR. The first two play at the KC Stadium and play hard. The tigers currently play in the Championship but spent 2 seasons in the Premier League.
Hull is a big Rugby League city and has two pro teams - Hull FC and Hull KR. Hull FC have now moved to the 25,000 KC Stadium.
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