A guide to the home of Hartlepool United
Victoria Park is situated on Clarence Road, just north of the centre of Hartlepool.
The Cyril Knowles Stand (Home Supporters)
Official Capacity: 1,775
The Cyril Knowles Stand is all-seated and houses the Family Enclosure within Victoria Park. It is also the stand in which the players tunnel is situated.
The Director's Box is also in the CK Stand, with the Executive Boxes situated at the top of the stand.
The College of FE Stand (Home Supporters)
Official Capacity: 1,599
The College of FE Stand (also known as the Town End) is an all-terraced stand which is situated behind one of the goals.
The Niramax Stand (Home Supporters)
Official Capacity: 1,617 (seating), 1,832 (terrace)
This two-tier stand holds an all-seated upper tier and terraced lower. The Press Box is situated within the upper tier.
The Smith & Graham Stand (Away Supporters)
Official Capacity: 1,033
This is an all-seated stand (also known as the Rink End) in which away supporters are seated.
How To Get There
From the North (A19)
Exit the A19 at signpost Hartlepool A179 and turn left onto the A179. Follow signs to Hartlepool for 1.3 miles over two roundabouts. At third roundabout turn right (s/p Town Centre, Docks A179) onto Easington Road. Follow Town Centre A179 signs for 1.5 miles over two roundabouts.
At third roundabout (easily recognised by the big balls!) turn right onto Marina Way. At the next roundabout there are two choices - straight on and left to the parking at Jackson's Wharf in the marina area, or right and then left at the lights into Clarence Road to the ground.
From the South (A19)
Exit the A19 at signpost Hartlepool A689, Motorway A1(M). At roundabout turn right (s/p Hartlepool A689) and continue on the A689 for 4.3 miles, through the village of Newton Bewley, to the roundabout by the Owton Lodge pub. Go straight on (s/p Town Centre A689) and follow Town Centre signs for 2.8 miles, over two roundabouts.
At the traffic lights just past the Blacksmiths Arms on your left, go straight on. At the next traffic lights go straight on again over the bridge into the new marina complex and straight on again at the roundabout into Marina Way. This is the area for the Jackson's Wharf parking. To get to the ground itself continue to the next roundabout and turn left (s/p The North A179, A1048).
Turn left at the lights into Clarence Road to the ground. Should the A689 be closed - carry on along A19 until the A179 (see From the North).
From the Railway Station (Hartlepool)
It is about half a mile by foot to the ground. Walk out of the station to the main road (Church Street) and turn right.
Follow the road and the floodlights come into view. Cross the main A179 and bear right into Clarence Road to the ground. Parking There's a car park behind the Niramax Stand and street parking around Raby Road.
Please keep valuables out of sight! The Ground Home supporters are accommodated in the Cyril Knowles Stand, the Niramax Stand and the Hartlepool College of Further Education.
Away supporters have 1,033 seats in the Smith & Graham 'Rink End' Stand (named after a long-demolished dancehall where many a Hartlepool couple first met) and have modern catering and toilet facilities. Entry is by turnstiles 1 and 2 in Clarence Road.
TheClub Shopis situated just inside the main car park of Victoria Park, behind the main office building -click here to visit the Club Shop website.
Opening hours are as follows: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday (matchdays) : 10am - 3pm, 4.30 - 5.30pm Saturday (non-matchdays) : 9am - 1pm
TheTicket Officeis situated on Clarence Road and the opening hours are as follows: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday (matchdays) : 10am - 3pm, 4.30 - 5.30pm
TheSupporters AssociationHQ - "The Corner Flag" - is on the corner of the Niramax and the Smith & Graham stands.
Induction Loop System"The Royal National Institute for the Deaf estimates that some 8.7 million people in the UK have some degree of hearing loss."
With this in mind, the Disability Discrimination Act states that any business or organisation providing a product or service to the general public must "provide auxiliary aids and services (such as installing an induction loop) to enable or make it easier to use a service" wherever information is verbally provided.
In assisting to break down the barriers faced by many hearing-impaired people, Hartlepool United has installed an induction loop system to the family enclosure of the Cyril Knowles Stand
What is an Induction Loop System and how does is work?An Induction Loop allows hearing aid users to receive signals picked up and transmitted directly to the hearing aid telecoil - the 'T' position. A person with impaired hearing will be able to overcome the difficulties of a noisy environment or poor acoustic space and hear more clearly. The loop is an insulated thin wire which runs all around the perimeter of the environment to be served. The size of the field required can vary depending on the application. The Induction Loop is served by a driver amplifier which is fed from the stadium sound amplification system. This ensures that all routine and safety broadcasts will be broadcast via the Induction Loop system.