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Review by Hull City fan Ashley Durham

Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?

I attend all Hull City games. Firstly I have a home season pass and then I go to all the away games with my friends and family. I think Ashton Gate is a nice stadium to go to and also with a 5-5 game last season, I was hoping for a great game.

How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?

This time it was my turn to drive. It’s a good 8 hour drive round trip from our area but very straight forward, just down the M1 South towards M40 and onto the M5 South West into Bristol. Always park at the Cricket club which is a 10 minute walk to Ashton Gate although be aware it’s £10 to park.

If you drove, was it easy to find car parking and make your way to the stadium?

Best parking is at the Cricket Club and only a 10 minute walk to the stadium, although £10 parking. You can go in the Cricket Club for a drink and snacks plus they show live football games if you fancy getting there early.

Which pubs did you go to before the game and what was the atmosphere like?

Haven’t personally found pubs around the stadium to drink, but fans can drink in the Cricket Club (Bedminster Road). 10 minute walk from the stadium. Lots of ways to get a drink at the stadium.

Where did you eat on your away day and was it good value?

On route we stopped via the M5 which is 35 minutes away but has a great choice of food to choose from (Marston’s food chain). There are lots of food stalls at the ground for burgers, chips and pies etc.

What did you think of the food and drink available inside the ground?

Lots of choice with hot dogs, pies and burgers. Although I was a little disappointed as they ran out of chocolate bars.

What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?

It has a great view of the game, and away fans are put behind the goal. Note if your team hasn’t sold many tickets the stewards just let you sit in any seat.

What was the atmosphere like during the match?

Unfortunately our following isn’t great at present so atmosphere isn’t really good. They seem to pack out their home allocation so if away end full it can bring a great noise/atmosphere.

How friendly were the home fans out of 10?

Honestly didn’t speak to many but didn’t see any trouble and stewards really helpful around the stadium.

How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?

Really easy as walked back to my parking spot at the cricket club plus traffic wasn’t to bad getting back on the motorway for home. Heard the travel away coaches got out first which helps.

How much did you spend in total on this away day? Was it good value for money?

Well in all with ticket, food and travel it came to around £100 which is costly. But personally it depends on where you travel from. Like for me we had a 8 hour round trip so everyone chipping in petrol money. Match ticket was £30+ for an adult but I think all league clubs in the Championship need to check ticket pricing. I would say it was average value for money, as not a cheap away trip for clubs/fans coming from North of the country.

Would you recommend this away day to other fans?

I would recommend this away day if you haven’t been but make sure you plan it. Also if been before or on a midweek night game, I can see a lot giving it a miss.

Is there anything else you want to tell other away fans about your day?

If interested, Bristol City always seem to have something going on for entertainment at half-time.

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