John Smith’s Stadium (capacity 24,500)
The John Smith’s Stadium was one of the first modern-era stadiums to be built in England, and became Huddersfield Town’s home in 1994, when they moved from their previous stadium, Leeds Road. It is also home to Rugby League team, Huddersfield Giants.
The stadium is really unique looking with each stand semi-circular in shape rather than the traditional rectangular structure. The corners are not enclosed, but this hasn’t stopped the stadium winning numerous design awards. The stadium has also played host to international rugby fixtures and a number of concerts.
Away fans visiting the John Smith’s Stadium are located behind the goal on one side of the Chadwick Lawrence (South) Stand, with a typical allocation of around 2,500.
There are two decent sized car parks at the John Smith’s Stadium, with a number of matchday car parks in the surrounding area, so away fans shouldn’t have a problem parking.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the John Smith’s Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|St Andrew’s Road Car Park||HD1 6RZ||£5||0.1km||St Andrew’s Road Car Park is adjacent to the Stadium, but arrive early to avoid disappointment as it gets very busy on matchdays. You can access this car park off Stadium Way.|
|Town Avenue Car Park||HD1 6PX||£5||0.1km||Town Avenue Car Park can be accessed from both Leeds Road and Stadium Way. It’s just a short 2 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Gas Club||HD1 6NA||£3||0.5km||The Gas Club is popular with away fans for a pre-match pint and you can also park there for just £3. It’s also just a short 5 minute walk to the stadium.|
|St Andrew’s Road – Multiple Matchday Car Parks||HD1 6RJ||£5||0.5km||There are a number of matchday car parks in small business units on St Andrew’s Road which are about a 10 minute walk to the stadium.|
Huddersfield Railway Station is located in St. George’s Square, and is located just under a mile from the John Smith’s Stadium which should only take around 15 minutes to walk.
When you exit the station, which is in a cul-de-sac, follow Railway Street left past the George Hotel and head over the cross roads to Northumberland Street. At the end of that street, cross the ring road on to Leeds Road, and follow that until you turn right into Gasworks Street. You’ll then cross the Broad Canal and keep going until you reach Stadium Way, which crosses the River Colne. You will then see the John Smith’s Stadium in front of you.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near the John Smith’s 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 the John Smith’s Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Huddersfield Town, 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 Huddersfield Town’s John Smith’s 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 Huddersfield Town perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
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