A Rough Guide To Huddersfield
Wednesday, 13th Oct 2010 15:24
Want to risk life and limb by going to Yorkshire ? All you need to know to survive the trip to Huddersfield is here.
Saints were one of the first clubs to play in what is now called the Galpharm Stadium, winning 1-0 in the league Cup back in 1995, back then it was a three sided ground, indeed on that night only the two sides were open, with the stand that Saints will occupy on Saturday yet to be fully completed, Its four sided now of course and situated just north of the Town centre just off the A62 Leeds Road a mere stones throw from where their old ground was.
Getting There By Car
Approaching from the South, leave the M1 at Junction 38 and take the A637 towards and then the A642 into Huddersfield. As you approach the town centre try to keep to the right hand lane as you will turn right at the island and go onto the A62 Leeds Road. The stadium is a short distance down this road on the right. For the car parks turn right at the traffic lights, where the Market Pub is on the corner. The stadium is generally well signposted around Huddersfield town centre.
There is a fair sized car park located at the ground (£5) and a number of unofficial car parks nearby (expect to pay around £3-£4).
Getting there By Train
The ground is walkable from Huddersfield train station, albeit a long one (15-20mins). After coming out of the Railway Station, turn down past the front of The George Hotel. Go straight over the crossroads into Northumberland Street and walk down across the Ring Road straight on into Leeds Road. Turn right down Gasworks Street. Straight over crossroads to the ground.
Saints fans wll be in the South Stand and although its the lower tier it offers a decent view of proceedings with easy access to all the facilities including beer.
Where To Drink
There are numerous pubs etc around the stadium, but last season we went in the Gas Club on Gasworks Street; which although packed let in kids and away fans providing they were well behaved, food was available and you could also park in the patrolled club car park at a cost of £2. The club is easy to find as it is right by the large gas holder'.
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