Kirklees Stadium

24169 seats
Kirklees Stadium
Official Stadium Name Kirklees Stadium
Former Names Galpharm Stadium (2004–2012)
Alfred McAlpine Stadium (1994–2004)
Alternative Names John Smith's Stadium
Inauguration Date 20/08/1994
Opening Game Huddersfield Town 1-0 W Wanderers
Opening Game Date 20/08/1994
Attendance Record 23678
Record Match Huddersfield Town 0-2 Liverpool FC
Record Date 12/12/1999
Design Populous
Cost £ 40 million
Owner Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Operator Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd
Tenants Huddersfield Town (1994-present)
EFL Championship
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface Grass with under-soil heating

Location and Contacts

Continent Europe
City Huddersfield
Address Stadium Way, Huddersfield HD1 6PG
Coordinates 53°39′15″N - 1°46′6″W
Telephone +44 1484 484100
Website Official Website

In-Game Details

Category Real
Shadows Moderate
UT Quality Silver Common
Default Time 17:00
Camera Height 15
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Stadium Themes
Home FIFA/FC Clubs Huddersfield Town
FIFA/FC Editions FC 24 | FC 25 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23

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Stadium History

Decision to build a new stadium in Huddersfield was made in 1992. HOK Sport (later Populous) architects were the ones on the job, while renowned Albert McAlpine took care of construction, letar becoming the first naming rights holder. Works started in 1993 and opening took place in mid-1994. Interestingly, only two stands were fully operable at that time, with the stadium being completed as late as 1998.

Its distinctive roof structure based on steel beams supported in the corners may seem symmetrical, but this is only an illusion. In fact, each stand is different. West and north ones have two tiers (with 26 and 16 skyboxes, respectively), with western one also being the tallest stand. It has temporary lower tier seating, allowing for concert stages to be set up. East and south sides are single-tiered, backed on the land slope. South one is the one away followings are allocated at.

Upon completion it was thought to be among the most innovative stadiums in England, receiving RIBA Building of the Year in 1995. Ownership is split 60/40 by owner of both clubs playing here (one of them a rugby side) and the local council.