Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Yorkshire  /  North Yorkshire  /  Middlesbrough  /  Sightseeing  /  Riverside Stadium
Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
(4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
The Riverside Stadium is a football stadium in Middlesbrough, England, which has been the home of Middlesbrough F.C. since it opened in 1995. Its current capacity is 34,742 all seated, although there is provisional planning permission in place to expand that to 42,000 if required.HistoryThe stadium was built to replace Ayresome Park after the Taylor Report, which required all top division football stadia to be all-seater. After the report was delivered in January 1990, Middlesbrough needed an all-seater stadium by August 1994, and were unable to expand Ayresome Park outwards owing to its location in a residential area, and expanding the stadium upwards would have limited the club to a capacity of around 20,000 seats – the club wanted a considerably larger capacity. The decision was taken by club officials to build a new stadium; Teesside Development Corporation offered them the Middlehaven site by the River Tees for development.The new 30,000 seater stadium was constructed by Taylor Woodrow Construction for £16 million, taking approximately nine months to complete after work began in the autumn of 1994. The name of the stadium was chosen by the club's fans, following a vote during the final game at Ayresome Park. The other choices available were Middlehaven Stadium, Erimus Stadium and Teesside Stadium. When first opened, the name was amended to Cellnet Riverside Stadium (and then BT Cellnet Riverside Stadium) as part of a £3 million sponsorship deal with Cellnet, but this deal ended after the 2001–02 season.
With our online itinerary creator, Middlesbrough attractions like Riverside Stadium can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Source
Create a full Middlesbrough itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Middlesbrough

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Middlesbrough by other users

3 days in Middlesbrough BY A USER FROM ROMANIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Middlesbrough BY A USER FROM CHINA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Middlesbrough & Pitlochry BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in York, Scarborough & Middlesbrough BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, teens, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Yorkshire BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Middlesbrough BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Middlesbrough BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Middlesbrough BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Middlesbrough BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Had a hospitality package for a football match, the stadium is quite impressive and welcoming. The main hospitality room is quite compact with very little room to move round. The set menu was adequate...  more »
  • It's nice to see BORO back in the big time and the prices for food and drink still ok for a premier league ground, the concourse areas are fast food but they ok and pretty expensive but this is what y...  more »
  • Without being a major soccer fan, or local, I was really impressed by the facility at the Riverside Stadium where we were treated to dinner several weeks ago. The reception from the staff, and their s...  more »
Google
  • I love all the different emotions I've been through here. And ayresome park.
  • Always impressed by the Riverside whenever I visit, quality modern stadium, with a bit of atmosphere thanks to the new singing section.
  • Good facilities, nice food, corporate hospitality is excellent - top club!
  • Stadium has been improved and loads better. Great atmosphere and better drinks service
  • Been here to watch the footy. Good atmosphere but always packed. :/