AWAY DAYS: Middlesbrough travel information
15th December 2016
Middlesbrough v Swansea City
Saturday, December 17, 2016 (3pm)
Address: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS3 6RS
Telephone: 00844 499 6789
Website - www.mfc.co.uk
What's it like? Away fans have moved to the east corner of the South stand. There's a betting outlet and TV screens showing Sky Sports (and the match itself once it starts). There's a choice of food on offer with balti pies, minced beef pies, rollover sausages, cheeseburgers, pizza, chips and curry sauce and a 'pie and a pint' deal. Something different is the 'Parmo in a bun' - chicken in breadcrumbs, creamy sauce and cheese. At the back of the stand, John Smiths, Fosters and Bulmers are sold.
Pubs and grub: There's little in the way of pubs or eating places nearby, so the town centre is the best option. Doctor Browns (TS1 2RR) is a 10-minute walk from the ground at the bottom of Corporation Road, in the town centre. It serves real ale, has Sky TV and a mix of home and away fans.
On the corner opposite the pub is a sandwich bar, which also sells trays of roast potatoes and gravy. To find the pub, standing outside the stadium with the main entrance behind you, head left and turn right down the road, going under a bridge. Go through the underpass and at the other side turn right and go down the road and through another underpass. You come out in a small retail park (McDonalds is on your right), which you walk through until you come to a main road. Turn right on this road and you'll see the Doctor Browns pub on your left. The Bridge Inn (TS2 1NW) is next door to the train station on Bridge Street - the road that leads to the ground.
Parking: There's no parking at the stadium, but a number of car parks are nearby. Follow the route marked 'away coaches' from the A66, it passes the car parks along the river, all are priced at £4. If you do park at one of these, it can take 45 minutes or so after the game before you can get out. The stadium is about a mile from the town centre, so you could park in a long stay car park there (a 15 or 20-minute walk).
By train: The ground is walkable from the train station on Albert Road. At the main entrance, turn left onto Zetland Road and left again into Albert Road and go under the railway bridge. Turn right immediately into Bridge Street East, going past the Bridge pub, and take the next right into Wynward Way. The stadium is down this road. Trains leave Swansea at 3.59am, 5.29am and 6.47am for the seven-and-a-half hour journey. The only train back after the game leaves at 5.26pm and gets into Swansea at midnight.