Matchday Info Guide: Derby Day

Hull FC are back at the KCOM Stadium for the hotly anticipated Hull Derby tomorrow afternoon!

Hull FC are back at the KCOM Stadium for the hotly anticipated Hull Derby tomorrow afternoon, and a blockbuster crowd is expected.

There will be plenty of activities going on inside and outside the ground, so here is all of the important information you need to know ahead of your visit to the KCOM Stadium.


Matchday tickets are no longer available to purchase from the Hull FC Retail Store at the KCOM Stadium. These are now available to buy from the KCOM Stadium Ticket Office, located in the East Stand, from the automated ticket kiosks and over the counter via cash and card payment.

The Ticket Zone is open until 5.00pm today and from 9.00am until 1.00pm on game day tomorrow.

Tickets can also be bought online here until an hour before kick-off.

Also, supporters can book tickets over the phone by calling 01482 505 600, but these are now available for collection from the Ticket Office only.

The lower bowl of the KCOM Stadium has effectively sold out, therefore supporters wishing to buy tickets for seats next to each other can book for the West Stand Upper, which has been especially opened for this Derby event.

Supporters parking in Walton Street car park are advised to allow plenty of time for their journey.

Around The Ground

10:00am - The 18th Man on sale: The brand-new edition of The 18th Man will be available to buy for just £1 at tomorrow’s game against Hull KR! Inside are exclusive interviews with Masi Matongo and Fetuli Talanoa, who recently announced his retirement from rugby league. There are also exclusive columns from Eddie Hemmings and Andrew Voss!

10:30am - Restaurants open: Guests will be able to start arriving for their VIP hospitality from 10.30am. Diners of the restaurants can enter the ground via the main West Stand reception.

11:00am Entertainment & activities start: ATIK are coming along to tomorrow’s game to provide some pre-match entertainment outside the West Stand Reception, whilst there will also be several inflatables for the little ones to have fun with and get into game mode!

11:00am - Family Lounge opens: The Family Lounge will move to the Whiteley Suite for this particular fixture. First team players will be calling in, with the little ones able to challenge them at FIFA 19 and Rugby League Live, with plenty of other games, toys and free giveaways on offer in the lead-up to kick-off. Don’t forget to get a selfie with the players, with Ratu Naulago, Chris Green and Jamie Shaul just a few of the names in attendance!

11:00am - Foodbank opens: Supporters will be able to make their donations to the Hull Foodbank, which will be located in the Dugout Bar at tomorrow’s game. Click here for more information and inspiration as to what items of food to donate.

11:15am - Try cards handed out: Try or no try? Look out for members of staff from Princes Quay Shopping Centre and Patient Claim Line, who will be handing out their very own try cards around the ground ahead of the game!

11:15am - Turnstiles open: Supporters will be able to enter the ground 90 minutes before kick-off.

11:30am - Player interviews: One member of the first team squad will be speaking in the Circle Restaurant, the Kingston Suite, the Ellis Suite and the Dugout Bar ahead of the game.

12:00pm - VIP box visits: If you’ve got a private box at the KCOM Stadium or if you’re coming along to the game as a guest in one of our VIP boxes, a couple of players will be coming around to pay you a visit before kick-off. Feel free to ask them any of your burning questions!

12:10pm - Warm-ups begin: Make sure you’re in your seats with just over half-an-hour to go until kick-off to see the team going through their pre-match warm-up ahead of the big Derby clash!

12:35pm - Match ball walk on: A true legend of the city will walk the match ball onto the field and deliver it to the podium with just ten minutes to go until the game gets underway. Please be in your seats to welcome Johnny Whiteley to the pitch and help build the Derby atmosphere!

12:45pm - Kick-off: Don’t be late for the big game getting underway! The KCOM Stadium is sure to be rocking!

1:25pm - Boot It: One lucky supporter will have the chance to win £500 in shopping vouchers at Princes Quay Shopping Centre at half-time! All they have to do is land one of three grubber kick attempts into the boot of our car in ‘Boot It’.

1:25pm - Half-time entertainment: Other half-time entertainment includes a special performance from Airlie’s Angels. Plus, the Samba Catering half-time draw will be taking place, and you could be the lucky winner of £500 when you buy a raffle ticket for just £1! Look out for our sellers around the ground - you’ve got to be in it to win it!

1:25pm - Players to visit Family Lounge: Keep the kids entertained during the half-time period by returning to the Whiteley Suite Family Lounge, where there will be non-playing members of the first team squad calling in, including Jamie Shaul and Josh Bowden!

1:40pm - Second half kicks-off: Time to take your seats again after the half-time interval!

2:30pm - Full-time: The game will finish at approximately 2.30pm and players will form a lap of honour around the pitch to thank supporters.

2:45pm - Man of the Match interview: The winner of the Riverside Volvo Man of the Match award will head up to the Circle Restaurant to speak in front of corporate guests, discussing their standout performance and their view of the match.

Need Some Help?

Look out for a member of the ‘FC Team’, including our dedicated away supporter liaison officers. You can’t miss them, they’re in bright yellow hoodies!

The FC Team is made up of volunteer supporters who know the club better than anyone! They’re perfectly placed to help you on match day with anything you need!

Supporters are reminded that the club and stadium hold a zero tolerance policy on pyrotechnics, and anybody found in possession will be refused access from or ejected from the ground.

Follow The Game & Interact With Us!

If you’re not coming along to Friday’s game, you can still follow all of the action, with live updates on the match via our club social media channels @hullfcofficial, plus FREE live commentary on Hull FC Live with James Fletcher and Brad Fash!

Head over to the club’s official Twitter account - @hullfcofficial - on 70 minutes where you will be able to vote for you Riverside Volvo Man of the Match!

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