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Galpharm Stadium
  Huddersfield Town v
Notts County
Sunday March 27th, 2011, 1pm
League One
Paul O'Shea

(Doing The 92)

Having visited the old Leeds Road ground years ago I decided it was about time I took in the Galpharm Stadium.
 
Arriving by train in Huddersfield is always a pleasure, the station is a good old fashioned building and within it is a belter of a pub; the Kings Head. This is situated in what used to be the 3rd class waiting room and has some superb cheap beer. Also nearby is the wonderful Sportsman  
another excellent pub.
 
After taking on refreshment I made for the ground which is only about 15 minutes away. The stadium looms up as you approach up a sweeping access and you get a glimpse of the pitch through the open corner between the stands.
 
My ticket for the 'Fantastic Media Stand' was at 21, a bit pricey but with the game being shown live on Sky, Huddersfield had come up with a promotion, encouraging adults to bring on child all for the bargain price of 12. This meant loads of very young fans but a good idea nonetheless.
 
Although fairly high up the view was very good and a good game ensued although Notts were fairly poor, Town running out 3-0 winners.
 
Hollands pies were available although some lengthy queues at halftime and special praise for the loos which were spotless..
 
There was a good atmosphere with Town making plenty of noise and I was sorry when the match ended.
 
Getting away was a breeze and I was back in the town centre in no time.
 
As new stadiums go I liked the look and feel of this one and I enjoyed my day out.


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