England: Hull to cut capacity of KCOM Stadium

source: HullDailyMail.co.uk / AOL.co.uk; author: michał

England: Hull to cut capacity of KCOM Stadium They wanted to do this already in the current season, but not all season-ticket holders would appreciate relocation. But in 2017/18 capacity will fall from 25,000 to 20,000.


We got used to the fact that there's barely any normal news from Hull. Ever since owner Assem Allam announced he wanted to rename the team to Tigers in 2013, since he stated that all his critics „can die as soon as they want”, atmosphere has been quite tense.

And so it continues now, as the club recently announced there would be no concessions for any group for the 2017/18 season at KCOM Stadium. Families, children, the disabled or seniors – no-one will be offered ticket prices lower than regular.

KCOM Stadium© Syd Young

This has been the policy this season already and earned Hull one of Premier League's lowest attendances and stadium occupancy rates. In all fairness the club also offers some of the cheapest tickets throughout Premier League, but many are still affected and disappointed by the move.

Current average attendances of 20,491 per game mean that 5,000 seats are left unused every game. That's why Hull City wanted to seal off the western upper deck (roughly 5,000) already during this Premier League campaign, but there are season tickets sold for this part of the stadium.

Ahead of the upcoming season they're not making this 'mistake' again and no season tickets will be sold for the upper west side of KCOM Stadium, effectively reducing capacity to 20,000 for the 2017/18 campaign.