Club Profile

Hull City

Out ​​on the east coast of England, in a historic and friendly fishing town, is a beautiful new stadium which is home to a club emerging, they hope, from dark days.

LOCATION: Hull (officially Kingston upon Hull), two and a half hours northeast from King’s Cross in London, two hours from Manchester

CONTACT: hullcitytigers.com, 01482 504600, #HCAFC

NICKNAMES: The Tigers, because of their black-and-amber striped uniforms

History

At the risk of overstating things, one could say with some degree of accuracy that the first 90 years or so of Hull City’s history lacked major events. They were formed in 1904, made the FA Cup semifinals in 1930, and otherwise kicked around from the second to the fourth tier without making much news. Financial trouble—such a common story for…

Rivalries

Leeds United, another Yorkshire club, are the biggest rivals. And yes, Hull is in Yorkshire, specifically, the East Riding of Yorkshire. What a name! Hull City doesn’t care for Sheffield United either. They share a Humber derby, named for a local river, with Scunthorpe and Grimsby Town, but they are rarely in the same…

Women's Team

The club doesn’t have a women’s team, but there is an independent Hull City Ladies FC in town. They are in the third-tier Women’s National League North, and home games are at Haworth Park in Hull. See hullcityladies.com for…

Songs

They’ll do “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and if they’re really on top, they’ll sing “You’re Getting Mauled by the Tigers.” There’s a “She’ll Be Wearing Black and Amber When She Comes,” and “City Till I Die” has taken on greater significance of

Stadium

Clean, modern, comfortable, and usually half empty, the MKM Stadium holds 25,400 people in the usual perfect rectangle of the modern football stadium. It is surrounded by a park, it’s visible from miles away, and in fact it has won awards for its design. It opened in 2002 as the KC Stadium. Away fans will be in the northeast corner, rowdy home…

Going to a Game at Hull City

GETTING THERE: It’s a 20-minute walk from the train station which, by the way, is called Hull Paragon Interchange. Numerous bus lines make the trip from the Carr Lane stop outside the station, 63, 66, and 151 among them. PUBS: The closest is the Boot Room, whose bigger sign says Parkers. Hull fans also like to drink in the pubs closer to the site…

Hull City Tickets

The most recent prices we saw were from £12 to £30 and tickets were easy to get.

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