Away days: Middlesbrough
As the Swans get set to face Middlesbrough on Saturday, we bring you a fan's guide to the Riverside Stadium to improve your matchday experience.
Middlesbrough v Swans
Saturday, September 22 (3pm)
Address: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS
Away supporters are located in the eastern corner of the South Stand, where they can enjoy a superb view of the action. Food at the stadium includes pies, hot dogs, burgers, pizza and chips. Meanwhile, you could also try the local delicacy – Parmo in a bun – which is chicken in breadcrumbs with parmesan sauce.
There is a small amount of parking available at the stadium in Car Park E, where it costs £6 per car, and spaces can be booked through the Middlesbrough FC ticket office.
Otherwise, there are a number of private car parks along the nearby river, where you can park for £4, although you may endure a lengthy getaway after the game.
Also, when you reach the turn off the A66 (as signposted) for the stadium then, rather than turning left at the top of the slip road towards the ground, turn right to go back across the A66 and there is plenty of street parking available in this area.
Middlesbrough Railway Station – located on Albert Road – is just over a mile away from the Riverside Stadium. You can walk to the ground in around 15 to 20 minutes.
The journey from Swansea takes a mammoth eight hours, so expect an early start to your Saturday morning.
Trains leave at 3.59am, 5,29am and 6.47am but there are no return journeys, so an overnight stay will be required.
Jazz Night at The Middlesbrough Theatre – September 14
Totally Tina at The Middlesbrough Theatre – September 15
250th Anniversary Exhibitions at Captain Cook Birthplace Museum – All weekend
Hit The Bar (TS2 1NW) – 0.8 miles from the Riverside Stadium
Doctor Browns (TS1 2RR) – 1.1 mile
Devil’s Advocate (TS1 3AA) – 1.4 miles
Sherlocks (TS1 2LH) – 1.5 miles
Infant Hercules (TS1 2LS) – 1.6 miles
Premier Inn (TS1 1AE) – 0.7 miles from the Riverside Stadium
Holiday Inn Express (TS1 2PA) – 1.1 mile
Abingdon Guest House (TS1 2DP) – 1.2 miles
Jurys Inn (TS1 1JH) – 1.4 miles
Travelodge (TS1 5JF) – 1.5 miles
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