Pride Park Stadium (capacity 33,597)
Derby County have played at Pride Park Stadium since 1997 as a replacement for their former home, the Baseball Ground. The stadium was built as part of the commercial redevelopment of the area, and was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 18th July 1997.
The stadium itself was based upon Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium, although there were than 30 changes from those original plans. An unusual feature of the stadium is that the pitch is overlooked by a statue of former player Steve Bloomer next to the home dugout. There are also statues of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor outside the stadium.
Away fans visiting Pride Park are located in the corner between the East and South Stands, with a typical allocation of around 2,700.
There is a number of parking options available to fans visiting Pride Park Stadium, ranging from car parks to street parking, all within a close distance to the ground itself.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Pride Park Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|DW Sports Car Park||DE24 8BW||£8||0.3km||There is a large car park at DW Sports, which is adjacent to Pride Park Stadium. It’s just a 2 minute walk to the stadium.|
|KFC||DE21 6RS||£6||0.7km||Matchday parking is available for £6 at the KFC near Pride Park Stadium, and is just a 5 minute walk from the stadium.|
|Derby Conference Centre||DE24 8UX||£5||1.3km||Parking is available at the Derby Conference centre, and although it’s a slightly longer walk, it allows for a quicker getaway after the game.|
|Downing Road Street Parking||DE21 6HA||Free||1.3km||Some away fans have recommended free parking on Downing Road, part of the West Meadows Industrial Estate. However, this isn’t secure parking and therefore vehicles are left at your own risk.|
Derby Railway Station is just a 10 minute walk from Pride Park, and the walking route to the stadium is well sign posted. There is also a new exit to the station which leads directly to the retail park. Leave the platform at the station via the stairs, turn right and walk to the end of the bridge. Go down the stairs, and turn right on to Roundhouse Road. From here you can either bear left at the roundabout and go down Riverside Road, or take a right on to Pride Parkway where you’ll see the stadium directly in front of you.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Pride Park Stadium, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Pride Park Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Derby County, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Derby County perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!