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I haven't really had time for much soccer lately, but still enjoy it. A few weeks ago, my boyfriend's son Nicky won a footy competition with his club, and the final was at Hull, as it was a stadium and pretty cheep. Boothferry Park is on Boothferry road, and is quite easy to find. The stadium was quite a relief to find after driving down from London in a people carrier with my argumentative BF (However much I love him he gets a bit tiresome) a baby (Silvie) and a three year old (Nina) and three other rowdy, exited boys. We stayed for the weekend in a nearby hotel (not great) and went along for the match. The stadium obviously wasn't big, and the support was not either, being only friends and family of the teams. The game kicked of, half and hour each way, and it was good. The stadium was very friendley and the seats were comfy, not bad for the £1.50 entrance fee we had to pay! I bought some food, which was open especially for us! And I must say the pies were great, the best I've tasted in years! So, if you're not going for the match (as third div footy ain't always that thrilling!) GO FOR THE PIES!! Thanks for reading Stephanie.
after reading in recent papers about Hull City Football Club's precarious situation i am utterly disappointment. To see a sportsteam ruined by money should not happen. Although in the modern day, money doesn't account for a lot, realistically it shouldn't as football is a sport and a game for fun. I am a Manchester united fan and having also readabout their deal with the new york yankees that can see them earn BILLIONS, i am furious that they can't give them even 1/2 a million to help them out of trouble. i know it is thought of in business but money should not be used to take a sport away from a club it isn't done. it will also boast their Public Relations at the moment which isn't at a high to say the least. Anyway all respect and gratitude to the players and manager at hull who haven't been paid for 6 weeks to keep playing and to even maintain a mid-table position. All respect and the rest of the footballing should look up to you. Keep fighting and i hope you pull out of the situation. If i lived a bit nearer i would come and support you every week!!!
I went to Boothferry park last November to watch my beloved Hayes get knocked out of the FA Cup by Hull City by three goals to two. A round trip of about 500 miles on a Tuesday evening. That's dedication for you. Or madness as the wife told me. Anyhow, I was very impressed with the ground. As you approach the place it has the feel of a traditional English football ground. You see the floodlights miles away, you know that wonderful feeling as you first catch sight of them as a boy? Parking is not a problem if you park in one of the maze of residential side streets full of white telephone boxes that is Hull. You walk towards the ground, with mounting excitement, turn the corner onto the forecourt and what do you see?.....A Supermarket. After a few moments of nervous confusion, you see the entrance to a football ground Just to the right of the fresh fish counter. Oh dear, they seem to have solld the away terrace to Iceland or whoever it is. After passing through the crumbling turnstiles, we enter the crumbling West Stand. From the small away seated section, you can see the narrow exposed away terrace behind the goal. You can only imagine what it was like before the supermarket swamped it with red brick. Fifteen hundred can fit in there apparently, and when it rains they'll all get wet. Opposite this behind the other goal is a huge stand which dwarfs the rest of the ground, where most of the home support is. The large covered terrace alongside the pitch is largely disused. Also disused is the railway station that is behind it. The facilites are adequate, the stewards as awkward as they always are. The view from the terrace is fine, but from the seats you have to imagine what the far corner flag looks like. On my short visit I was in awe at the sheer size of the place,being a non league person. Shame it has seen better. But what potential it has. What a waste!
Boothferry Park (nicknamed Fer Ark) was a football stadium in Kingston upon Hull, and was home to the football club Hull City for over 50 years from 31 August 1946 until December 2002, when the club moved to a brand-new ground, the Kingston Communications Stadium.The club no longer play at the stadium, which is set for demolition, having moved to the Kingston Communications Stadium in 2002. It's likely that the ground will make way for a housing development, though plans are complicated by the presence of a Kwik Save and Iceland (supermarket) supermarkets which comprises part of the stadium's structure.