Away Guide | Middlesbrough
Swansea City head to Middlesbrough this weekend in the Sky Bet Championship, so we’ve put together this handy guide for supporters making the long trip to the north-east.
Middlesbrough vs Swansea City
Date: Saturday, August 27 (3pm)
Address: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS
Distance from the Swansea.com Stadium: 323 mi
Just under 3,000 away fans can be housed in the away end at Middlesbrough. This is located in the East Stand, towards the south-east corner.
The stadium was built in the early 1990s but has been updated over the years. The roof of the stadium contains Perspex panels to allow more sunlight to reach the pitch.
There are very few eateries in close proximity to the stadium, however food and drink is served in the concourses below the seats.
The away turnstiles are usually numbered 53-61 – though please check your ticket for the latest information – and turnstiles tend to open 90 minutes before kick-off.
There are a limited number of tickets left to purchase.
The stadium is fairly easy to locate and is well sign-posted. However, parking restrictions are in place around the ground and are enforced on matchdays.
There is some limited parking available at the stadium, but this must be booked in advance by contacting the ticket office at Middlesbrough.
There are a number of private parks located (mostly on wasteland) nearby. Many of these are on the same route as the away coach park, and so following those signs should help you locate a car park.
Due to traffic build up around the stadium, it can take a long time to exit car parks at and near the stadium, some fans therefore choose to park in the town centre, which is a 15-20 minute walk.
Driving directions can be found here.
Return coach travel for this fixture is available to purchase online through the Swansea City ticketing site and will depart from the Swansea.com Stadium at 5:30am. It is priced at £43.00.
Please note that under the traffic commissioner's guidelines for football coach travel, the consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. Should any supporter be found in possession of, or to be consuming alcohol during the trip, the driver has the legal right to return to the Swansea.com Stadium without those persons responsible, or for any other form of anti-social behaviour.
In addition, further sanctions will be taken against anyone found in breach of this rule.
Middlesbrough railway station is a short walk from the Riverside.
There are regular direct trains to York, Leeds, Manchester and London, and connecting services via Eaglescliffe and Darlington.
Please plan any rail travel in advance and pay attention to local service disruption.
Middlesbrough bus station is a 20-25 minute walk from the Riverside Stadium. Arriva buses, as well as National Express and Megabus, coaches use this bus station. There are currently no direct bus services to the stadium from the bus station.
Doctor Browns tends to prove popular with away supporters. It is located at the bottom of Corporation Road (in the town centre) and is around a 10- minute walk from the stadium.
There are a number of options for away supporters in the town centre including five micropubs and a bar called La Pharmacie, which used to be an old chemist.