Broke ground in 2001; first season in 2003.
Kingston Communications Stadium or KC Stadium is a facility in the city of Hull, England, hosting football, rugby league and a series of pop concerts. It is named after the stadium's sponsors, Kingston Communications, and is owned by Hull City Council and run by the Stadium Management Company, headed by Adam Pearson. It is the first stadium in England to be built in a parkland setting.
The stadium is home to Hull City A.F.C. (football) and Hull FC (rugby league), as well as hosting musical acts such as Sir Elton John, Bryan Adams and R.E.M. The seat colours are predominantly black with a white and amber band around the stadium and the word Hull depicted in amber and white, these colours being chosen to remain neutral to the black and white of Hull FC and the amber and black of Hull City. The stadium replaced Boothferry Park and The Boulevard, grounds of Hull City A.F.C. and Hull FC respectively.
It has an all-seating capacity of 25,404, being designed as a single tier, asymmetrical bowl of approximately 20,000 seats with a second upper tier to the West Stand of over 5,000 seats. Future expansion to around 35,000 is possible, either by building-up the North, East and South stands or the addition of a second tier on the East Stand. Work could start within months, though this would ultimately depend on a casino and hotel complex being built nearby to finance the work.
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