Aston Villa is set to take 2,364 supporters for the long trip up to North to take on Hull City at the KCOM Stadium in the Championship.
The KCOM Stadium has been the home of Hull City since it was opened in 2002 when it was originally known at the KC Stadium. It was renamed as part of a sponsorship deal in April 2016.
The Stadium is bowl-shaped and contains a continuous single tier of seats with a second tier on the West side. It currently has a capacity of 25,400. Hull City share the stadium with rugby football League side Hull FC.
Hull have put together their own away day guide which can be viewed here.
THE AWAY SUPPORTERS
The away supporters are housed in the North East corner of the stadium, where up to 2,510 supporters can be housed. The section extends around the North East Corner into the first couple of blocks of the North Stand.
As with most modern day stadiums, the KCOM lacks any real character but facilities are decent and the views are good.
Away supporters are also able to make use of a dedicated away supporters bare at the KCOM Stadium, called the Pitchside Bar. The bar serves the usual bottled beers, cider and soft drinks and has TV screens with football highlights and the latest sports news on show.
The bar opens two-and-a-half hours before kick off with last orders 30 minutes prior to kick off.
ANY CHANCE OF A BEER?
Away from the KCOM Stadium is the nearby Walton Street Social Club. It costs £1 to enter but does have cheap beer and with two spacious rooms. Food is available also but bare in mind it does tend to get pretty busy in here. On my last visit, it took me around 35 minutes to get served for a drink. The postcode for the Social Club is HU3 6JR.
Another option is the Brickmakers Arms on Walton Street (HU3 6JB). The pub is made up of two rooms, the bar and the lounge. There is a pool table which is usually covered up. The bar doesn’t have many ales on offer so I would avoid if that is your drink of choice.
Further down Walton Street, on the corner of Anlaby Road is the Book Room. This is usually a mix of home and away fans and boasts five large screens.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Leave the M1 at Junction 21A and take the A46 towards Braunstone Frith. Keep right at the fork in the road and follow the signs towards the A46 Newark. Follow signs to the M180 and once you are on it, leave it at Junction 5 towards Hull. Now follow the signs towards the KCOM Stadium.
A train from Birmingham New Street to Hull Paragon Railway Station will take around 3 and half hour to 4 hours. The stadium is then a 20-minute walk from the station.
You are able to park at the KCOM Stadium on Walton Street Car Park, charged at £5 per vehicle.
Alternative parking is available 10 minutes walk away at St. Stephen’s Shopping Centre from £1 per car.
If you have Twitter then it is well worth following the official WMP Villa FC account. PC Stuart Bladen usually tweets live updates throughout the day.