Riverside Stadium (capacity 35,100)
The Riverside Stadium has been home to Middlesbrough since 1995 and was the first modern English stadium to be built after the Taylor Report. There is still a reminder of the club’s past at the front of the stadium, where they have erected the old Ayresome Park gates. The stadium played host to England in a Euro 2004 qualifier against Slovakia.
The stadium is completely enclosed, and all stands are two tiered. However, the West Stand is slightly larger than the other three stands in appearance. The roof is raised up above the seating area to allow more light to the pitch, through Perspex panels. There is also a large video screen in the South East corner.
Away fans visiting the Riverside Stadium are now located on one side of the East Stand, nearest the South Stand, with a typical allocation of 3,500.
Other than the limited amount of car parking available at the stadium, away fans are advised to consider one of the matchday carparks on nearby waste land, although sometimes it can take a while to get away after the game. The other option is to use one of the town centre car parks, which is around a 15 minute walk from the Riverside Stadium.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the Riverside Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Riverside Stadium Car Park||TS3 6RS||£6||0.1km||There is a small amount of car parking available at the stadium itself, in Car Park E. This can be booked through the ticket office (0844 499 1234) and will cost £6.|
|Middlesbrough College Car Park||TS2 1AD||£2||0.9km||A convenient and reasonably priced option is Middlesbrough College’s Car Park, which is just a short 5 minute walk from the stadium itself.|
|Matchday Car Parks||TS3 8AG||£4||1.4km||Follow the route marked “away coaches” from the A66, which goes directly past a number of matchday car parks, all charging between £4 and £5.|
|Zetland Multi Storey||TS1 1SR||£1.60||1.6km||The closest multi storey car park to the Riverside Stadium is the Zetland Car Park based on Station Road, just a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium.|
|Captain Cook Multi Storey||TS1 5AP||£3.10||1.9km||This multi storey car park is a popular choice with away fans as it is easy to find and not too far to walk to the stadium.|
|Gurney Street||TS1 1JL||£4.10||1.2km||This council run car park might prove a good option for away fans and is just a 10 minute walk from the stadium. With only 69 spaces, it fills up quickly so make sure to get there early.|
|Wood Street||TS1 1JP||£2.10||1.6km||This recently upgraded car park is small with just 45 spaces, but is just a short walk from the Riverside stadium and is relatively low cost.|
The Riverside Stadium is around a mile away from Middlesbrough railway station which is located on Albert Road, so it will take around 15-20 minutes to walk. Although there is a direct train service from the North West, fans travelling from other parts of the country, will most likely find themselves changing at Darlington, for Middlesbrough.
When you exit the railway station, turn left onto Zetland Road. Take another left on to Albert Road and you’ll go under the railway bridge. Turn immediately right on to Bridge Street East, going past the Bridge pub and then take the next right on to Wynward Way. You’ll see the stadium on this road.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Riverside 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 Riverside Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Middlesbrough, 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 Middlesbrough’s Riverside 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 Middlesbrough 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!