Galpharm Stadium - Huddersfield Town
Saturday October 28th, 2010
V Southampton, League One, 3pm
By Steve Ridgley
I was really
looking forward about visiting the Galpharm
Stadium. It stood out to me as a unique design,
unlike many other new grounds that are quite
similar looking. Huddersfield is also a long way
from Southampton, and there is a proud feeling
when you travel the length of the country to
watch your team!
Finding the Ground was fairly easy, although
there was a lot of traffic going into
Huddersfield, which resulted in a bit of a
delay. Parking was fairly hard too; all the side
streets near the ground were very congested so
in the end we decided to park in the ground car
park for a cost of £5.
Due to the rush, we thought we’d get a bite to
eat inside the Galpharm. My experience of the
Potato pie wasn’t one to relish! It was canteen
style junk that doesn’t put a dent in your
hunger. I would recommend a take away shop on
one of the side streets rather than the ground
My first impressions of the stadium were as I
expected. A very bold design that has a lot of
individual style about it. I thought the
architects did well to make it different to
other new grounds. When we walked into the away
stand we were very impressed with it. It
generated a good atmosphere, thanks to some
great acoustics for singing which made it
special! The p.a sound system was also quite
loud. But it was a nice change to clearly hear
the team line ups!
The game itself was one to forget for
Southampton Fans. Town dominated all game in all
aspects. On and off the pitch, they played well,
their fans got behind them and they ran out 2-0
winners! But still it was an enjoyable
experience in a fantastic ground! The atmosphere
as I have mentioned a few times was great.
Stewards were ‘ok’ apart from trying to get us
to sit down at the beginning (I think we would
of sat down in disappointment anyway after 10
minutes!). Toilets were okay and people got
through them reasonably quickly, eventhough they
were a bit packed.
Getting away from the ground was as you would
expect a bit congested but once we got on the
way out of Huddersfield it was fine.
All in all a very good day out despite the
result. Great stadium, great atmosphere, not bad
trip at all! One of the best grounds I have been
too, but it has to be said if we would have won
it would have been a whole lot better!
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