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Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

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4.3/5 based on 170+ 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.
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  • As a centrepiece for BORO it occupies a wonderful site in Middlesbrough Dockland.That says it all unfortunately 
  • Our group visited for an evening Champagne Reception and Formal Dinner in the newly refurbished Middlehaven Suite. The quality of the food, the staff and the venue was exceptional throughout. We were ...  read more »
  • This is the place of wonders it is a place that support the community in all things. On match days it's busy and for young children it better to go earlier and leave just after others as it can be rea...  read more »
  • I'm a boro fan until I die #UTB
  • Shocking! There were drug needles all over the pitch, the players were clearly off of their nut. Found a little bit of stool which i unfortunately sat, found out it was actually mine. EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never mind thought, blamed it on the geezer sitting next to me and they removed him for the stadium. Oh well, good day out overall. Travelling to the doctors to check out why there was a lot of blood in my stool. Just looking on the internet now if you can catch diseases by having stool thrown at you.
  • Relatively decent ground, I visited as an away fan and some areas were corded off with tacky tap which made it look really cheap. The majority of the seats were faded red but I guess that will always happen but other than that great fans and great staff.
  • Fantastic fans, I am sure I have not been to a better ground. I did once go to the Sports Direct Arena,it was a joke.
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