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Victoria Park- Hartlepool United FC Ground Guide

Discussion in 'Football Ground Guides' started by Smudge, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Smudge

    Smudge Site Supporter Site Supporter Official Contributor

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    How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
    Drove. Traffic is pretty bad so beware!

    If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
    There is a car park right next to the ground, just be aware they close some of the surrounding roads close to kick off!

    Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
    I was on the terrace in the Camerons Brewery Stand, which had a good view. The views look mostly good to be fair, the away end seemingly the worst section of the ground.

    How Were The Stewards on The Day?
    Never noticed

    If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
    Never ate

    How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
    Not the greatest, a little bit hit and miss but not that bad.

    How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
    I was late getting there so never had a chance to look around.

    Overall Score Out of 10?
    Smart little ground with a good mix of stands.
    8/10
     
  2. Murphy

    Murphy Bloody Nice Chap

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    How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
    Went by train, and from London it's fairly cheap if you book in advance as well. The stadium is a fair walk from the ground, you have to up the stairs outside of the station, across the bridge and then do a right at the roundabout before doing a left past the retail park and then going more or less straight up. It's probably a 15 minute walk (Don't heed my directions word for word, I'd look them up!)

    If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
    Car-park at the ground that didn't seem full - plenty of street-parking nearby and the Millhouse Pub also allows parking I believe.

    Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
    The away end is all seated but has a fantastic view of proceedings. Although there are a few pillars in the way if you stand towards the back, the view you have with the stand bearing down on goal from above is fantastic and probably unrivalled by any other stand that I've been too. It feels as though you're on top of the action and it also allows for some decent noise to be created.

    How Were The Stewards on The Day?
    All were very friendly, enjoyed some jokes and #banter with them, no complaints whatsoever. Probably the nicest bunch I've come across.

    If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
    I recommend the hot-dogs. The best value for money you'll get, although the chips also had good reports.

    How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
    A decent noise on both of my visits, less so on the second as we took the lead and held on. What I will say is that the stadium is a fantastic mix, any stand that has both a seating and standing section in one structure gets my vote anyway.

    How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
    Hartlepool's golden characteristic. It has my favourite away day pub, The Millhouse, which can be found just behind the stadium (from this pub you can walk across the car park and behind the main stand to get to the away end). Beer priced at £2.50, a jukebox, pool table, TV and just a generally friendly vibe, it's a fantastic pub and one that I would definitely recommend. Other pubs in the town centre are also excellent, we visited two Wetherspoons and as you would expect they were fine and cheap and all of the locals were more than welcoming. The Marina is also worth checking out if you have the time, some decent drinking vicinities around there as well I believe.

    Overall Score Out of 10?
    My favourite away day and on one occasion we even won.

    10/10.
     
  3. Glasshalffullpools

    Glasshalffullpools Well-Known Member

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    Ok right .... I can see where you went wrong , somehow you've walked through the car park towards the secret entrance to Pizza Hut then proceeded to go on a tour of the Marina access roads ... next time leave the station by the proper door , turn right and 60 seconds later you'll be at the ground
     
  4. Sestonpoolie

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    I think he must have been drunk before he got off the train
     
  5. Glasshalffullpools

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    The only way to travel !
     
  6. rudebwoyben

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    He'll have another opportunity to properly navigate Hartlepool next season!
     

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