Away days: Huddersfield Town
As the Swans get set to face Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday, we bring you a fan's guide to the John Smith's Stadium to improve your matchday experience.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 3pm
Address: John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, HD1 6PX
Telephone: 01484 484112 Website: www.htafc.com
WHAT’S IT LIKE? Up to 4,000 away fans are located in the Chadwick Lawrence Stand, which provides good facilities and views of the pitch.
There is a bookmaker on the concourse, as well as a bar serving alcohol including John Smith’s, Fosters, Bulmers and wine.
VISITING HUDDERSFIELD Huddersfield has a Premier Inn and Travelodge as well as a number of independent hotels including the Cambridge Hotel.
Nearby in Halifax, there is plenty of entertainment to look forward to. Tickets cost £28.50 to watch Smokie at the Victoria Theatre (HX1 1BP) on the Friday night, while you can watch the ABBA Reunion tribute show on Saturday for £22.75.
Elsewhere, folk band Stick in the Wheel are performing at Square Chapel Arts Centre (HX1 1QG) on the Sunday, with tickets costing £12.
For more information, go to https://www.yorkshire.com/places/west-yorkshire/huddersfield/huddersfield
PUBS AND GRUB There is a Flaming Grill pub in an entertainment complex within the stadium called Rope Walk (HD1 6PG), where home and away fans generally mix well and there is a reasonably-priced menu, while football is shown on the TVs.
Meanwhile, The Gas Club (HD1 6NA) has food, cheap beer and football on the TV screens. The car park costs £6 while entry is £2, but only home fans are allowed in after the game.
Elsewhere, The Yorkshire Rose (HD1 6NW) will be open again after refurbishment. It is a two-for-one chain with a large menu, and be sure to get there early as it fills quickly on matchdays.
Near the train station is the Head of Steam (HD1 1JB), while the King's Head (HD1 1JF) is in the station and has many real ales and ciders on tap.
Not far from there is the Corner (HD1 2QA), a tap room that is popular with fans of real ale.
You could also try the Peacock (HD2 1XL), which is a 20-minute walk from the stadium.
PARKING There is a big car park at the stadium, where it will cost you £6 to leave your vehicle, while there are other car parks nearby that cost £5.
TRAIN The stadium is a 15-minute walk from the train station. Trains leave Swansea for the five-hour trip at 6.29am, 7.29am, 7.44am and 7.59am. Meanwhile, the return journeys depart from Huddersfield at 5.11pm, 5.30pm and 6.11pm; arriving in Swansea at 10.55pm, 11.55pm and 12.27am respectively.