The make-up for the 2015/16 Championship season is complete, with the fixture release detailing when each team will play the other 23 in the division during the course of the campaign.

The six new clubs in this year's league are the three relegated Premier League sides (Hull City, Burnley and QPR) and the three promoted sides from League One (Bristol City, MK Dons and Preston North End).

Thanks to help from Huddersfield Examiner's Tom Marshall-Bailey , Birmingham Mail's Mat Kendrick , Get West London's Tom Moore and Matt Lewis , Wales Online's Gareth Rogers , Gazette Live's Jonathon Taylor and Get Reading's Hugh Fort , we have compiled the ultimate guide to the 24 Championship grounds ahead of the new season.

Whether it's food and drink prices, how to get there or some background on each club you're looking for, we have all bases covered.

Look through our gallery of images for each stadium and scroll through our comprehensive guide below.

Birmingham City

Stadium name: St Andrew’s

Address: Cattell Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4NH

Getting there: By car, turn off the M6 at J6 and travel along the Aston Expressway before taking the Inner Ring Road from which it’s well sign posted.

Capacity: 30,016

Away-end capacity: Away supporters are housed on one side of the Gil Merrick Stand, at one end of the stadium in the lower tier.

The normal allocation is 3,000, but this can be increased to around 4,500 for cup games

Food: Pies are supplied by Peters Pies and include; Chicken Balti, Steak and Kidney plus Potato and Meat (all £2.80).

Cornish pasties (£2.80), Cheese and Onion Pasties (£2.90), Burgers (£3.30) and Rollover Hot Dogs (£3.30) are also available.

Beer: John Smith’s Bitter or Fosters Lager is also served at £3.50 per pint, as well as Bottles of Cider (£3.50), Smirnoff Ice (£3.60) and Wine (£3.70).

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: Most of the pubs near to the ground can be quite intimidating for away supporters and are not recommended.

However, there is the Cricketers Arms which does tolerate away fans in small numbers.

Interesting fact: During the First World War, the club supported the war effort by allowing the ground to be used as a rifle range for military training.

Famous fan: Birmingham-born comedian Jasper Carrott has held a long association with the club.

Legendary player: Trevor Francis is still seen as an icon having plundered 119 goals in 280 games for Blues in the 1970s.

He became the first £1million transfer when he switched to Nottingham Forest in 1979.

Club high point: Upsetting the odds to defeat the mighty Arsenal 2-1 in the 2011 League Cup final.

Club low point: Weeks after lifting the League Cup Blues were relegated from the Premier League and a few days later their cup-winning boss Alex McLeish defected to bitter rivals Aston Villa.

Your prediction for their season ahead: Blues should comfortably avoid a relegation dogfight and if manager Gary Rowett is given at least some cash for players should push for another top half finish.

Blackburn Rovers

Stadium name: Ewood Park

Address: Nuttall Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 4JF

Getting there: By car, leave the M65 at Junction 4 (A666) and follow signs towards Blackburn. Ewood Park is about 1 mile down the road on the right hand side.

Various private car parks are available in the area around the ground, costing in the region of £5.

By rail, The closest station is Mill Hill which is a around a 15 minute walk away from Ewood Park. It is served by trains from Blackburn and the journey only takes a few minutes.

Capacity: 31,154

Away end capacity: Up to 7,000

Food: Pies (Chicken Balti, Peppered Steak, Potato and Meat, Cheese and Onion all £2.50), Pasties (£2.40), Sausage Rolls (£2.10) and Hot Dogs (£3.10).

Beer: Fosters (£3.50 pint), John Smith's (£3.50 pint), Bulmers Cider (£2.70 bottle) and Wine (£3.90 small bottle). The Club offer two pints of lager or bitter for £6.70. You can even have them served in a two pint pot!

Programme price: £3.

Pubs for away fans: The Golden Cup. It's about a 15 minute walk from Ewood Park and, while it's not the biggest inside, it's got a large beer garden. Perfect for when the weather is good.

Interesting fact: Rovers scored the most headed goals in the Championship last season (19). That may change next season, though, if Rudy Gestede goes.

Famous fan: Dr Who. Well, Matt Smith, the actor who played Dr Who.

Legendary player: In modern times it has to be Alan Shearer, but going further back Bryan Douglas and Bob Crompton.

Club high point: Rovers won six FA Cups before 1928, including a hat-trick between 1884 and 1886, and were English champions in 1912 and 1914, but the 1994-95 Premiership title triumph will take some beating.

Club low point: Rovers had gone down before, but the 2011-12 relegation to the Championship was made all the more painful as the fans could clearly see it was coming given the way the club was being run.

Prediction for their season ahead: Keep Gestede and Jordan Rhodes and there has to be an improvement on last season, but losing both would make it very hard to get near the top six, not unless Gary Bowyer can work some miracles in the market.

Bolton Wanderers

Stadium name: Macron Stadium

Address: Burnden Way, Bolton, BL6 6JW

Getting there: By car, leave the M61 motorway at junction six. The ground is visible from this junction and is clearly sign posted.

There is a car park at the ground, but although this does cost £6 for cars, with a lot of the surrounding industrial estate units offer cheaper parking, usually around the £4-£5 mark.

By rail, Horwich Parkway railway station serves the stadium, with regular trains from Bolton's main railway station. Horwich Parkway is only a few minutes walk from the stadium.

Capacity: 28,723

Away end capacity: Up to 5,000

Food: Holland's "Big Eat" Pies; Chicken Balti, Peppered Steak, Potato and Meat, Cheese Potato and Onion (all £2.90), Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Chicken Wraps (£3.80) and Hot Dogs (£3.50).

Beer: Worthington's Bitter (£3.40), Carling Lager (£3.50), Magners Cider (£3.70), Guinness (£3.80) Red or White Wine (£4).

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: The Beehive, about half a mile away up the road in Horwich, or the Barnstormers on Lostock Lane.

Interesting fact: Bolton winger Kenny Davenport scored the first-ever Football League goal (against Aston Villa on September 7, 1888), although it took historians about 120 years to prove it.

Famous fan: Phoenix Nights and Take Me Out star Paddy McGuinness.

Legendary player: Striker Nat Lofthouse, the fearless Lion of Vienna.

Club high point: Beating Manchester United in the 1958 FA Cup final.

Club low point: Relegation to the old Fourth Division in 1987.

Prediction for their season ahead: Mid table, possible play-off push if Bolton can sign a half-decent striker.


Stadium name: Griffin Park

Address: Braemar Road, Brentford, Greater London, TW8 0NT

Getting there: By car, leave the M4 at junction 2 and take the A4, going around the Chiswick Roundabout so that you end up coming back on yourself. Continue along the A4 and at the first roundabout take a left onto the B455 (Ealing Road). The ground is located about half a mile down this road on your right. There is no parking at the ground for supporters.

By rail, the nearest station is Brentford. This is around a five minute walk away from the ground. This station is on the London Waterloo to Reading line, which normally has services running every 15 minutes on Saturday afternoons. To get from the station to the ground, exit onto Station Road. Take the first right into Orchard Road, right again into Windmill Road and then first left into Hamilton Road which leads into New Road and the ground.

Capacity: 12,763

Away end capacity: 1,600

Food: A selection of Pies (£3.20), Pasties (£2.90), Hot Dogs (£3.50), Burgers (£3.50), Cheeseburgers (£3.60) and Sausage Rolls (£2).

Beer: Club unable to answer.

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: Brentford was famous for having a pub on every corner. That is no longer the case after the Royal Oak closed down. Of the three remaining on the corner, The Griffin is the best option as it is the most friendly towards away fans and is closest to the away end. Away from the ground, there are a variety of pubs for away fans to choose from on Brentford High Street.

Interesting fact: Brentford have the joint-worst record in the play-offs alongside Sheffield United; failing to win in eight attempts.

Famous fan: Natalie Sawyer, Sky Sports News presenter

Legendary player: Gary Blissett - a hero in the 1980s to early 90s. He scored the goal that won the third division title in 1992 and also was the hero of the 1989 FA Cup run.

Club high point: Finishing fifth in their first season in the old first division in 1935/36

Club low point: Losing 7-0 to Peterborough in League Two in the 2007/08 season - the club's joint-worst defeat

Prediction for their season ahead: Brentford have improved in each season since Matthew Benham took over the club but there is more scepticism this year after the change in management structure with Marinus Dijkhuizen replacing Mark Warburton. A promotion push is expected from the owner and he will use what tools he has at his disposal to ensure that happens.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Stadium name: Amex Stadium

Address: Village Way, Brighton, BN1 9BL

Getting there: The stadium is located at Falmer on the outskirts of Brighton, very close to the University of Sussex.

At the end of the M23, continue onto the A23, heading towards Brighton. At the roundabout which is the junction with the A27, take the A27 towards Lewes. After around four miles you will see the stadium on your right hand side. Leave at the A27 and take the slip road sign posted Falmer (B2123). At the top of the slip road turn right crossing back over the A27 and the entrance to the stadium is down on the right.

There is no parking available for away fans at the stadium.

By rail, Falmer train station is just a stone's throw away from the ground itself and trains run regularly from the main Brighton station.

Capacity: 30,750

Away end capacity: 2,600

Food: Pies from Piglets Pantry in Shoreham-on-sea, which are baked on-site. You can choose from Steak & Harveys Ale with mushrooms, Chicken & Ham with leek and Vegetarian butternut squash with spicy tomato. However, it will cost you £4.10 for the privilege making them the most expensive pies in the league.

Beer: Kronenburg (£4), Strongbow (£4), Harveys real ale (£3.90), Fosters (£3.90), White, Red or Rose wine (£4).

Programme price: £3.50

Pubs for away fans: Best bet is one of several around Brighton Station before leaving for the ground. Stadium concourse bars in the away end always sell a brew from the visiting team’s area (and they did parmos for Boro fans last season). There is also live music outside the ground with bar and fish and chip van nearby. Bars stay open for quite a while after the game and there are occasional post match parties to which away fans are welcome.

Interesting fact: Brighton’s first-ever game in the second tier was a 9-0 defeat at Ayresome Park in 1958.

Famous fan : Fatboy Slim himself, Norman Cook, whose record label Skint stepped in as shirt sponsors at Withdean when Brighton were indeed skint.

Legendary player: Peter Ward – livewire striker of the late 1970s when Brighton were promoted twice in three seasons.

Club high point: Four years in the top flight from 1979 to 1983.

Club low point: Losing the Goldstone Ground and coming within one goal of slipping out of the Football League in 1997.

Prediction for their season ahead: Will be mid-table at best by the time they make the now annual last-day trek to Teesside.

Bristol City

Stadium name: Ashton Gate

Address: Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ

Getting there: Leave the M5 at J18 and travel along the Portway (A4) following signs for Bristol Airport/Taunton (A38).

Over the swing bridge (Brunel Way), branch left into Winterstoke Road and the ground is on the left.

The nearest railway station is Parson Street, around a ten-minute walk from the ground, and can be accessed via frequent trains from Temple Meads station.

Capacity: 13,414, but will increase to 27,000 when redevelopment finishes in 2016.

Away-end capacity: Last season, with the ongoing construction work, around 1,100 away fans were housed in the Atyeo Stand towards the Williams (Main) Stand.

Food: Cheeseburgers (£3.70), Burgers (£3.70), Hot Dogs (£3.70), Steak & Ale Pie (£3.10), Chicken Balti Pie (£3.10), Meat & Potato Pie (£3.10), Beef Pasty (£3.10) Cheese & Onion Pasty (£2.60) and Jumbo Sausage Rolls (£2.60).

There is also a KFC just outside the ground entrance.

Beer: Alcohol is made available to away fans inside the ground, albeit no draught beer just plastic bottles.

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: Nova Scotia, by the waterfront, Knights Templar, a Whetherspoon pub near the train station, and The Cottage in Baltic Wharf are among several pubs that take in away fans.

Interesting fact: Ashton Gate is also home to Bristol Rugby Club and has staged concerts by The Who, The Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi and Elton John.

Famous fan: Actor and Monty Python comedian John Cleese is said to be a City fan, but former F1 world champion Jenson Button and anonymous street artist Banksy are most definitely celebrity supporters.

Legendary player: He might not be a household name, but Louis Carey is certainly a City legend.

A fan, apprentice and then player, Carey enjoyed 18 seasons as a player before leaving at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.

Club high point: City have never won a major trophy, but were First Division runners-up in 1907 and FA Cup finalists two years later.

Club low point: In 1982, The Robins were the first club to suffer three successive relegations and have not returned to the top flight since.

Prediction for their season ahead: If manager Steve Cotterill can keep the momentum after winning League One, City should finish mid-table.


Stadium name: Turf Moor

Address: Harry Potts Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 4BX

Getting there: By car, leave the M6 at Junction 29 and onto the M65. Leave the M65 at Junction 10 and follow signs for Towneley Hall. This road eventually goes past the ground. There is a car park at the cricket ground by Turf Moor which costs £6.

By rail, there are two train stations that are in walking distance of Turf Moor - Burnley Central and Burnley Manchester Road. Central station is around a 20 minute walk away from the ground and is mostly served by local trains. Manchester Road is a 15 minute walk away and is served by the faster express service.

Capacity: 21,401

Away-end capacity: Away fans are housed in the covered David Fishwick Stand at one end of the ground, which has a capacity of 3,931 seats.

Food: Hot Dogs (£2.20), plus a range of Holland's Pies; Big Potato and Meat (£2.50), Cheese & Onion (£2.50) and Peppered Steak (£2.50).

Beer: Lager (£3.50), Bitter (£3.20) and Cider (£3.50).

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: The Cricket Club, Queen Victoria (a Brewers Fayre pub) and The Bridge Bier Huise Pub are all away-fan friendly and close to the ground.

Interesting fact: Only Preston North End have occupied their Deepdale home longer than Burnley have Turf Moor, having moved there in 1883.

Famous fan: Their most decorated supporter has to be Prince Charles, who revealed at a Windsor Castle dinner in 2012 that he was a Claret, while cricketer James Anderson and broadcaster Alastair Campbell are also big fans.

Legendary player: Jimmy McIlroy will be forever remembered fondly by the Turf Moor faithful after netting 131 goals in 497 appearances during a 13-year spell.

Club high point: The Clarets' 1959/60 Division One triumph arrived during the club's golden period and they went on to reach the last eight of the European Cup in the following campaign.

Club low point: Relegation to the fourth tier of English football for the first time in their history at the end of the 1984/85 season.

Prediction for their season ahead: Manager Sean Dyche looks as if he will keep the nucleus of the side which were relegated together and, though both Kieran Trippier and last season's top scorer Danny Ings will be missed, if he can find a striker who will grab the much-needed goals, they will be in contention for at least a play-off spot.

Cardiff City FC

Stadium name: Cardiff City Stadium

Address: Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ.

Getting there: Leave M4 at junction 33 and take the A4232 towards Cardiff/Barry. Keep on the A4232 towards Cardiff and then leave the dual carriageway at the B4267 exit. At the end of the slip road, turn left at the roundabout when the stadium is in view.

The nearest railway station is Ninian Park Halt, a five minute walk from the stadium. Trains from Cardiff Central run every 30 minutes on Saturday afternoons.

Capacity: 33,280

Away-end capacity: Cardiff City FC are award winners on the experience for away fans. Visiting supporters are located in one corner, between the Ninian and Grange stands. Up to 1,800 fans can be accommodated in this area.

Food: Clarks Pies, including the Chicken Balti pie £3.40. Beef and vegetable pasties £3.50 and Hot Dogs £4.

Beer: A pint of SA Brains is £3.90

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: The Gol Centre on Lawrenny Avenue (off Leckwith Road) has a bar. Match parking costs £4 and that sum is returned to customers in the form of a bar voucher to be used against purchases of hot dogs, alcoholic or soft drinks, tea and coffee and confectionery.

Interesting fact: Outside Cardiff City Stadium there are the entrance gates that once welcomed visiting players and officials to the club’s former stadium, Ninian Park. Next to the gates is a plaque in remembrance of Scotland and Celtic Manager Jock Stein, who passed away at Ninian Park shortly after a Wales v Scotland World Cup Qualifying game in 1985.

Famous fan: Neil Kinnock

Legendary player: Fred Keenor

Club high point: Winning FA Cup in 1927

Club low point: Rebrand to red in 2012 split the fanbase

Prediction for their season ahead: Top 10, strong challenge for top six.

Charlton Athletic

Stadium name: The Valley

Address: Floyd Road, London, SE7 8BL

Capacity: 27,111

Away-end capacity: Around 3,000, but split with home supporters if allocation is not sold.

Getting there: First, parking at the ground is for permit holders only and there isn’t much street parking near the ground.

If you are driving leave the M25 at junction 2, and follow the A2 towards London, the A2 then split in two, you need to go to the right along the A102 towards the Blackwall Tunnel,

Leave the A102 at the next slip road (sign posted Woolwich & Ferry A206). At the bottom of the slip road turn right at the traffic lights towards Woolwich/Charlton. Proceed along the A206 passing the ‘The Antigallican pub on your right (the ground and away entrance are diagonally behind this pub). For the main club entrance and car park go straight over the next roundabout, passing a retail park on the left. At the next roundabout, go right around it turning back on yourself along the A206. Then take the first left into Charlton Road (beware that there is a seven feet width restriction along this road). Cross over the railway and after passing the Royal Oak pub on the right, turn right into Harvey Gardens. The ground is down on the left.

The ground is a short walk from Charlton Train Station, North Greenwich tube station is even closer.

Food: A change from the standard Pukka Pies, at the Valley you get Peter’s Pies, including steak pie (£3.50), chicken curry pie (£3.50), Cornish pasty (£3.50), cheese & onion pasty (£3.50) and a sausage roll for (£2.90).

You can also get hot dogs, and I’m reliably informed there’s a very good fish and chip shop near the ground in Floyd Road.

Beer: John Smith’s (£4 pint), Fosters (£4 pint), Smirnoff Ice (£3.50 small bottle) & white wine (£3.50 miniature bottle).

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: The Antigallican, a pub near Charlton Station, is a preferred pub for away supporters.

There’s also the Rose of Denmark in Woolwich Road, but it’s only for home supporters after the game if you’re looking for a post-match pint.

Interesting fact: The Valley is built on an old chalk quarry known as The Swamps.

Famous fans: Comedian Jim Davidson

Legendary player: Former England midfielder (and the kid from the McDonald’s keepy-uppy advert) Scott Parker.

Club high point: Runners up in the First Division in 1937

Club low point: The fans really hated a lengthy ground share with rivals Crystal Palace between 1985 and 1992.

Prediction for their season ahead: Mid-table again.

Derby County

Stadium name: iPro Stadium (formerly Pride Park)

Address: Pride Parkway, Derby, DE24 8XL

Getting there: By car, from the M1, exit at J25 and take the A52 towards Derby.

The ground is signposted off the A52 after about seven miles.

The stadium is about a 10-minute walk from Derby railway station.

Capacity: 33,597

Away-end capacity: Away fans are now located in one corner of the stadium, between the East and South Stands, where up to 2,700 fans can be housed.

Food: Available on the concourse are a selection of Hollands Pies and Pasties all at £2.90, as well as Cheeseburgers, Burgers and ‘Beechwood smoked’ Hot dogs.

Beer: There are bars at the back of the stands, offering beer and lager, however they do get quite crowded.

Programme price: £3.

Pubs for away fans: The Brunswick and Alexandra Hotel are railway-themed pubs within ten minutes walk of the ground.

There’s also The Navigation Inn on London Road and the Merry Widows opposite the train station which accommodate away fans.

Interesting fact: In August 2010, a 9ft bronze statue of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor – who managed the club to great success between 1967 and 1973 – was unveiled in the north west portion of the ground called Unity Plaza.

Famous fan: Despite hailing from County Westmeath in Ireland, One Direction singer Niall Horan is believed to be a Rams follower.

Legendary player: Scottish midfielder Archie Gemmill is probably best known for winning the European Cup with Derby’s fierce rivals Nottingham Forest.

He was however a league champion with County in 1972 and 1975 - the club’s only top flight titles - and returned to the Rams in 1982.

Club high point: Two league titles in three years separated by a heroic run to the European Cup semi-finals in 1973.

Club low point: The 2007/08 Premier League campaign saw Paul Jewell’s men win only one of 38 matches on their way to a record for the fewest points in a season (with three points for a win) with just 11.

Prediction for their season ahead: Under former Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement, Derby are the bookies favourite to win the division.

If they can prise former loanee Tom Ince from Hull City, they have every chance of taking the title.


Stadium name: Craven Cottage

Address: Stevenage Road, London, SW6 6HH

Capacity: 25,678

Away-end capacity: 3,000

Getting there: Parking near the ground is extremely limited and there’s a one-hour non-residential pay and display limit, so you’ll have to sneak out at half time to move the car somewhere else. Not ideal.

There’s also no parking at the stadium, apart from disabled supporters at the nearby Fulham College Boys’ School.

Direct trains from Paddington taking 19 minutes, from Victoria 20 minutes, Kings Cross 32 minutes, Euston (one or two changes) 35 minutes and Liverpool Street (one or two changes) 40 minutes.

Parson’s Green, Fulham Broadway, Putney Bridge and Hammersmith are all options if you want to travel on the London Underground.

Food: The usual steak and ale and chicken balti pies, but also a nice twist with vegetable and cottage pies, all pies are £3.50 except cottage pies which are a somewhat steep £4.20.

Cheesburgers are a whopping £4.50 and hot dogs are £4.

Beer: £4 for cans of beer, £4.50 for a small wine bottle.

Programme price: £3.50

Pubs for away fans: The Eight Bells, which is near the tube station, is a good bet for away fans, as is the Temperance across the road.

Interesting fact: Until last year, the club had a slightly bizarre statue of pop legend Michael Jackson outside.

The King of Pop was a good friend of former Fulham owner Mohamed Al-Fayed, who erected the statue as a tribute to the singer after his death in 2009.

It was unveiled in 2011 to a fair amount of bemusement from Fulham fans (Al-Fayed responded by saying fans who didn’t like it can “go to hell”)

It was removed after Al-Fayed sold the club to businessman Shahid Khan.

The club were relegated in 2014, which Al-Fayed said was caused by the removal of the statue.

The statue is now at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Famous fans: Actor Hugh Grant, actor Nick Frost, actor Pierce Brosnan, and of course, Iain Fletcher, who played DC Rod Skase in The Bill.

Legendary player: Johnny Haynes, Sir Bobby Robson, Jimmy Hill, Jimmy Bullard (at this time Jimmy Kranky has yet to appear)

Club high point: Seventh in the Premier League in 2009, followed by getting to the Europa League final in the following year is pretty good.

Club low point: In 1994, the club, under former Reading boss Ian Branfoot, hit a low of 17th place in Division 3.

However, Branfoot’s sacking (and a massive injection of cash), started a surge up the leagues, finishing in the Premier League.

Prediction for their season ahead: Tricky one, they finished 17th last year, but probably should do better this year. Probably mid-table to play-offs.

They seem to have a bit of cash to flash, as they were linked to Crystal Palace striker Frazer Campbell this week.

Huddersfield Town

Stadium name: John Smith's Stadium

Address: Stadium Way, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6PG

Getting there: By car, the stadium is just off the A62 Leeds Road. It can be easiest reached from Junction 25 of the M62, simply follow the signs for Huddersfield (A62) and you will come to the stadium on your left.

By rail, it should take no more than 15 minutes at a comfortable pace from Huddersfield train station. After coming out of the Railway Station, turn down past the front of The George Hotel. Go straight over the crossroads into Northumberland Street and walk down across the Ring Road straight on into Leeds Road. Turn right down Gasworks Street. Straight over the crossroads to the ground.

Capacity: 24,500

Away-end capacity: Away fans are located at one end of the ground in the John Smith's (South) Stand, where up to 4,000 supporters can be accommodated.

Food: Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Hamburgers (£3.20), Hot Dogs (£3.20), Peppered Steak Pie (£3.50), Meat and Potato Pie (£3), Chicken Balti Pie (£3), Cheese and Onion Pie (£3) and Sausage Rolls (£3).

Beer: John Smith's (£3.50 a pint), Fosters (£3.50 a pint), Bulmers Cider (330ml bottle £3.50), Bulmers Red (330ml bottle £3.50), Fosters (330ml bottle £3.10), Red or White Wine (187ml bottle £3.70).

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: The Gas Club on Gasworks Street, which charges £1 for entry, is close to the ground while The Head of Steam and The Cherry Tree can be found closer to the train station.

Interesting fact: Back in 1919, local citizens were asked to buy into the club for shares of £1 each in order to prevent a move to Leeds and it proved the launchpad to an FA Cup appearance and promotion to the top tier.

Famous fan: Actor Sir Patrick Stewart is the club's most well-renowned supporter.

Legendary player: Left-back Ray Wilson eventually went on to achieve international honours with England and a 1966 World Cup winner's medal.

Club high point: Winning three consecutive First Division titles between 1923 and 1926 to earn the moniker 'Thrice Champions', with legendary manager Herbert Chapman overseeing the first two.

Club low point: Dropping into the fourth tier in 2003 having slipped into administration before Ken Davy's rescue act, with Town returning to the then Division Two at the first attempt.

Prediction for their season ahead: Terriers boss Chris Powell is perfectly aware he required defensive reinforcements to help plug a defence which leaked far too many goals last season.

The division looks more and more competitive each year but Town will have designs on making progress this season and while a top-half finish would be an excellent return, most fans would settle for a mid-table end position.

Hull City

Stadium name: The KC (Kingston Communications) Stadium

Address: The Circle, Walton Street, Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 6HU

Getting there: By car, just follow the A63 towards Hull and follow the signs for KC Stadium. By rail, it’s around a 20-minute walk from Paragon train station.

Capacity: 25,586

Away-end capacity: Away fans are housed in the North stand with a capacity of 4,000.

Food: Surrounded by parkland, there’s a lack of options of eating options around the ground and you are better off grabbing some food in the city centre before heading in. All the major chains including McDonald's and Greggs.

Beer: Carling and Marstons are available within the ground at £3.20. However, the club may not provide alcohol to away fans if it is a high-profile game.

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: The Brickmakers is virtually opposite the stadium car park and welcomes visiting supporters, with a burger van outside.

Walton Street Social Club is another good option. There’s a £1 entry fee but the cheap drinks more than make up for the price of admittance.

Interesting fact: The four external columns, which can be seen from the exterior of the Building, use the corporate colours of the Hull City Council – blue and yellow.

Famous fan: 80s pop star Sinitta has been known to pop up at home games.

Legendary player: Hometown hero Dean Windass is a real fans’ favourite having fired them into the Premier League with a cracker in 2008.

Club high point: That would be Windass’ screamer in that play-off final victory over Bristol City at Wembley to give them top-flight status for the first time.

Club low point: Hull became the first ever club to bring in receivers in February 1982 before rising again.

Prediction for their season ahead: It’s a case of seeing how the summer pans out for Hull with regards to keeping hold of some of their best players. If Steve Bruce can keep hold of the likes of Nikica Jelavic then they will stand a good chance of bouncing straight back.

Ipswich Town

Stadium name: Portman Road

Address: Portman Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DA

Getting there: By car, there is very little on-street parking close to the ground, but there are three pay and display car parks. However these do fill up rapidly and it is recommended that away fans arrive early. There are also several car parks available in the town centre.

By rail, Ipswich Railway station is only 400 yards or so away from the ground. It is served by trains from Peterborough and London Liverpool Street

Capacity: 30,311

Away-end capacity: 2,007 - Away fans are located in the upper tier of the Cobbold stand which stands on the southern side of Portman Road.

Food: The award winning Portman Road pies are a bargain at £3.50

Beer: £3.50 per pint

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: The majority of away supporters congregate at the Station Hotel, which is a stone's throw away from both the train station and football ground.

Interesting fact: Fans under five have been banned from the lower tiers of Portman Road for fears of them being injured by footballs that fly into the crowd.

Famous fan: Actor Will Ferrell claimed he was an Ipswich fan in 2012.

Legendary player: John Wark – The tough Scot who scored 36 goals from midfield in 1980/81 had three spells as a Tractor Boy.

Club high point: In 1981 Ipswich won the Uefa Cup and narrowly missed out on a magnificent treble, finishing second in the league and losing out in the FA Cup semi-final.

Club low point: In 1994/95 Ipswich were in the Premier League but were relegated after only registering 27 points from their 42 games. They got through two managers, John Lyall and George Burley, and neither could save them. That season they lost 9-0 to Manchester United.

Prediction for their season ahead: The Portman Road outfit clinched a place in the Championship play-offs before losing out to rivals Norwich, who won promotion. They are resurgent under Mick McCarthy and are a good bet for the play-offs again.

Leeds United

Stadium name: Elland Road

Address: Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES

Getting there: By car, leave the M621 at the junction with the A643. Follow the A643 into Elland Road for the ground. Go down Elland Road past the ground on your right and the Old Peacock pub on your left, you will come to a couple of entrances to a couple of very large car parks (£5).

By rail, Leeds train station is around a 35 minute walk from the station. Probably best to either take a taxi or one of the shuttle buses, that run from near the station to the ground.

Capacity: 39,460

Away-end capacity: Away fans are housed on one side of the John Charles Stand (towards the South Stand), in the upper tier where up to 3,000 supporters can be housed.

Food: Cheeseburgers (£3.80), Burgers (£3.60), Peppered Steak Pies (£3), Chicken Balti Pies (£3) Potato and Meat Pies (£3) and Cheese, Onion and Potato Pies (£3).

Beer: Fosters Lager, John Smith's Bitter and Strongbow Cider (all £3.60 a pint), plus small bottles of red and white wine (£4).

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: At the ground itself on the corner of the South and West Stands is Howards, a dedicated bar for away supporters. Opening two hours before kick off, you need to show your away ticket to gain entrance. There is also the Drysalters pub which is about a ten minute walk away from the ground.

Interesting fact: During the club's first 15 years, their club colours were based on arch-rivals Huddersfield Town, with then Town chairman Hilton Crowther was so eager to merge the two clubs together.

Famous fan: Australian actor Russell Crowe is a huge fan and was involved in a bizarre takeover attempt earlier this year.

Legendary player: Billy Bremner - "King Billy" as he was known, went onto become the club's captain for many of their 'glory years' in the sixties and seventies.

Club high point: Reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League in the 2000/01 season before being knocked out by eventual beaten finalists Valencia.

Club low point: Relegation from the Premier League just two years later represented a spectacular fall from grace, with the Whites tumbling down to League One.

Prediction for their season ahead: It's difficult to predict anything at Elland Road while Massimo Cellino remains in such an authoritative position.

Uwe Rosler will be backed in the transfer market following the lifting of their transfer embargo but the former Wigan Athletic man faces a difficult task in securing anything more than a comfortable mid-table finish.


Stadium name: The Riverside Stadium

Address: The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS

Getting there: By car, follow the A66 (signposted Teesside from the A1) past Darlington's new ground and on into Middlesbrough. Carry on up the A66, through the centre of Middlesbrough and you will pick up signs for the Riverside Stadium. There is a small amount of parking available at the stadium itself (in Car Park E). It costs £6 per car and spaces can be booked through the ticket office.

By rail, the ground is around a 15-20 minute walk from Middlesbrough train station which is located on Albert Road.

Capacity: 34,988

Away end capacity: 3,000

Food: Pies, Burgers, Parmo in a Bun

Beer: John Smiths Bitter (£3.50), Fosters Lager (£3.70), Bulmers Cider (Bottle £3.70) and Wine (Small bottle £3.60).

Pubs for away fans: Plenty in town, including Doctor Browns.

Programme price: £3

Interesting fact: Boro are the last North-east team to win silverware, lifting the Carling Cup in 2004. They also reached the UEFA Cup final in 2006, but were beaten 4-0 by Sevilla.

Famous fan: Bob Mortimer

Legendary player: Juninho

Club high point: Winning the Carling Cup in 2004, the club's first major trophy.

Club low point: Club entered voluntary liquidation in May 1986.

Prediction for their season ahead: Everyone and everything at Boro will be totally geared to reaching the Premier League next season. In 18 months Aitor Karanka has built a solid platform and instilled a philosophy, work ethic and team spirit that the whole squad - and the fans - have bought into. That has delivered improved results and performances and month by month progress.

Last season Boro improved by 21 points and eight places and were in the promotion shake-up all season only to fall just short of the automatic spots and freeze at Wembley in a frustrating fruitless finale.

On balance reaching the play-offs last season can be judged a success. Next season it will be judged a failure. Karanka will be expected to continue the upward trajectory and achieve promotion.

Milton Keynes Dons

Stadium name: Stadium MK

Address: Stadium Way, Grafton Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST

Getting there: Come off the M1 and continue straight over the roundabout (Northfield) on H6 Childs Way.

At the next roundabout (Fox Milne) turn left onto V11 Tongwell Street. Continue straight over next roundabout (Monkston) along the V11 Tongwell Street.

At the next roundabout (Brinklow) turn right along the H8 Standing Way (A421).

Continue on the H8 Standing Way (A421) following signs for Buckingham continuing over a number of roundabouts, on reaching the Bleak Hall roundabout turn left onto the V6 Grafton Street and follow signs for the stadium.

Vehicles traveling from other areas should follow the brown football signs which are located on all main approaches to the area.

It’s a bit of a walk from both the nearby stations, it takes half an hour or so from Bletchley and as much as an hour from Milton Keynes Central.

Capacity: 30,500 (all seated)

Away-end capacity: Around 3,000. The seats are padded with lots of leg room

Food: Nothing remarkable, but the stadium complex has both a Nando’s and a Pizza Hut for those bored with pies and burgers.

Inside you can get: Pukka Pies; chicken balti (£3.20), meat and potato (£3.20), Cornish pasties (£3.20), cheese and onion pasties (£3.20), quarter pounder cheeseburger with salad (£3.60), Rollover hot dogs (£3.60) and bacon rolls (£2.60).

Beer: Club unable to answer.

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: There aren’t many pubs near the ground, there is the hotel attached to the Stadium.

Away fans are allowed but colours have to be kept discreet.

There are a few pubs nearer the train stations.

One good bet is to head to Bletchley Working Mens Club which located 500 yards from Bletchley Rail Station, and just over a mile from the stadium.

On Saturday match days, a function room is opened for away supporters from 11am.

Interesting fact: The Dons are only 11 years old.

MK Dons were born out of the ashes of Wimbledon FC and played their first game in the summer of 2004.

Owner Pete Winkleman bought the failing Championship Club, re-located it to Milton Keynes and created the MK Dons.

Famous fan: Jim Marshall, who invented Marshall amplifiers, was a keen Wimbledon fan and actress June Whitfield pledged her support to the MK Dons after the demise of Wimbledon.

Legendary player: The former Leeds, Man United and England striker Alan Smith spent two seasons at the club between 2012 and 2014.

Club high point: Getting to the Championship within years of its formation is pretty good going.

Club low point Relegation to League Two in 2005.

Prediction for their season ahead: Probably a relegation battle.

Nottingham Forest

Stadium name: City Ground

Address: River Trentside N, Nottingham NG2 5FJ

Getting there: By car, leave the M1 at J26 and take the A610 towards Nottingham and then signs for Melton Mowbray.

Cross the River Trent and the ground is on your left.

Nottingham railway station is one mile from the City Ground and takes around 20 minutes to walk.

Capacity: 30,576

Away-end capacity: Around 2,000 fans can be accommodated in the lower tier of the Bridgford Stand.

Food: A range of Pukka Pies; Chicken Balti, Meat and Potato, Cheese and Onion (all £3), plus Cornish Pasties (£3) and Sausage Rolls (£2.30).

Also available are Cheeseburgers (£3.60), Burgers (£3.40) and Hot Dogs (£3.40).

Beer: Inside the ground, Carlsberg lager (£3.70 Bottle), IPA beer (£3.70 Bottle), Bulmers cider (£3.70 Bottle), Smirnoff Ice (Bottle £3.70), and miniature bottles of spirits (£4.10) are available.

Programme price: £3.

Pubs for away fans: Pubs near to the ground are reserved for home fans, but away support is welcome in the Meadow Club, the Notts County Supporters Club, and Nottingham Rowing Club, both a sort distance from the stadium.

Interesting fact: The City Ground is only 300 yards from Meadow Lane, home to Forest’s rivals Notts County.

The River Trent does however separate the two.

Famous fan: Hollywood star Jason Statham and Manic Street Preachers singer James Dean Bradfield are both Reds.

Legendary player: Stuart Pearce served the club with great distinction over 12 years during which time Forest won two League Cups and were FA Cup runners-up.

Unfortunately his reign as manager was not so successful and he was sacked in February after only seven months in charge.

Club high point: Winning the league title in 1978 and then back-to-back European Cups.

Club low point: In 2005, Forest fell down into the third tier of English football for the first time since 1951 and remained there for three seasons.

Prediction for their season ahead: If Dougie Freedman can build on last season and keep £5million record signing Britt Assombalonga fit they have a decent chance of a play-off place or maybe better.

Preston North End

Stadium name: Deepdale

Address: Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, PR1 6RU

Getting there: By car, Leave the M6 at junction 31 and follow signs for Preston. Turn right at the Hesketh Arms and it'll appear on your left just past a set of lights.

By rail, it’s around a 25-minute walk from Preston train station

Capacity: 23,408

Away-end capacity: Allocation is between 3,000 and 6,000

Food: There’s a lack of eating options around the ground and you are better off grabbing some food in the city centre before heading to Deepdale. A selection of burgers and pies are available inside the ground

Beer: Lager £3.50, Bitter £3.30, Cider £3.50, Guinness £4, Wine £4.

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: Sumners is a popular choice for away fans and serves pie, chips, mushy peas and gravy for £3.50.

St Gregory's Catholic Club also welcome away fans and you can park there for £3.

Interesting fact: David Beckham made five league appearances on loan from Manchester United.

Famous fan: Former England rugby union captain Steve Borthwick and former Match of the Day presenter and radio pundit Mark Lawrenson.

Legendary player: Sir Tom Finney remains a legend at Preston and a statue of him is outside the ground.

Club high point: Being the first side to become the Invincibles in the 1888/89 season

Club low point: Having to apply for re-election in 1986 after finishing 23rd in the fourth tier.

Prediction for their season ahead: Having won promotion via the play-offs, Preston will be tipped to struggle, however they are a good-sized club in the Championship and a mid-table finish will be comfortably assured.

Queens Park Rangers

Stadium name: Loftus Road Stadium

Address: South Africa Road, London W12 7PJ

Getting there: At the end of the M40, take the A40 towards Central London.

At the point where the A40 becomes the A40(M), turn off onto the A40 towards White City/Shepherds Bush and turn right into Wood Lane, turn right into South Africa Road for the ground.

Nearest tube station is White City on the central line, There is also a train station at Shepherds Bush, but none of the main London Stations go there, oddly.

Capacity: 18,489

Away-end capacity: 1,800 to 2,500 depending on demand. A warning to the very tall, the seats are quite close together and there’s not much leg-room.

Food: Inside the ground you can get: Hot Dogs (£3.50), Pukka Pies (Beef & Onion, Chicken Balti, all £3.30), Cheese & Onion Slice (£3.30) and Sausage Rolls (£2.90).

Beer: A trip to Loftus Road could be an expensive one if you plan to have a few drinks.

A pint of Carlsberg will set you back £4.20 and a can of Tetley’s is £4.

Cider and wine are both £4.

Soft drinks are also pricey.

It’s £2.30 for cans and even £2.10 for a bottle of water.

If it’s a chilly day, tea, coffee and Bovril are all £2.10.

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: The bad news is there are no pubs for away fans near the ground.

Fans usually go to Shepherd’s Bush Green, apparently the Brewdog bar has a good range of ale.

Interesting fact: The club was the first in the country to have an artificial pitch, which they used between 1981 and 1988.

Famous fan: Singer Phil Collins.

Legendary player: Les Ferdinand is a legend in Shepherd’s Bush and is currently the club’s director of football.

Club high point: Runners up in the First Division 1975-76

Club low point: In 1984, QPR were playing in the UEFA Cup.

They hammered Partizan Belgrade 6-2 in the first leg away, but somehow managed to lose 4-0 at home and go out on away goals.

Relegation to the old Second Division in 2001.

Fans must also be irritated by their recent habit of successfully getting promoted from the Championship but being unable to stay in the Premier League.

Prediction for their season ahead: QPR have proved themselves adapt at the tricky art of getting out of the Championship.

However, much of their squad have left, and it’s likely their top asset, striker Charlie Austin, will also depart.

Whether the remainder can muster a championship push we’ll have to wait and see.

The precarious state of the club’s finances will also play a big part.


Stadium name: Madejski Stadium

Address: Junction 11, M4, Reading RG2 0FL

Capacity: 24,161

Away-end capacity: Holds 4,300, normal allocation is about 2,100 as seats are sold to home fans.

Getting there: The stadium is minutes from Junction 11 of the M4, and has a spacious car park, as well as various car parks nearby.

It’s £10 to park at the stadium and about that in the car parks near the ground.

Unfortunately, the stadium isn’t very near Reading Station, you can walk, but it will take a good while. Your best bet is to get one of the “Football Special” buses from the station.

Food: you can get pizza for £3.50, hot dogs for £3.70, a jumbo Pasty for £3.40, steak and Loddon Ale pie (£3.40) and chicken curry pies at £3.40).

Beer: Alcohol is available inside the stadium, where Theakstones Bitter and Heineken are a mere £4.50 per pint. Guinness and Strongbow are £4.70 a pint.

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: There aren’t any pubs near the ground, at all.

The closest place is probably a Holiday Inn, which is about 15 minutes walk away.

There’s McDonald’s, KFC and a Pizza Hut nearby, but nowhere to get booze (or anything remotely healthy).

Interesting fact: Reading are the only team ever to finish second in the second tier and not get promoted.

It happened in 1995, and Royals managed to subsequently lose the play-off final 4-3 to Bolton Wanderers in the most heartbreaking way possible. There’s also an urban myth Reading have the right to wear their home kit at all times due to being from the Royal County. It’s nonsense.

It’s also the only club in the league that ends in “ing”.

Famous fans: Comedian Ricky Gervais, psychic Uri Geller, Tubular Bells writer Mike Oldfield and Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet.

Legendary player: The greatest footballer you never saw, Robin Friday, is a club legend.

Former England midfielder Neil Webb was at Reading and George Best briefly played for the club.

Legendary decathlete Daley Thompson once scored in a friendly vs Leatherhead.

Club high point: Being promoted with a record 106 points in 05/06 and then finishing eighth in the Premier League the following season.

Club low point: Former Oxford United owner Robert Maxwell came up with the truly ghastly idea of merging Reading and Oxford, two sides who hate each other, to form the “Thames Valley Royals”.

This all took place in the early 1980s and was met with fierce protests from both sets of fans.

Fortunately, local businessman and former Royals player Roger Smee got involved and ended up buying the club and ending Maxwell’s utterly bonkers plan.

Prediction for their season ahead: The FA Cup aside, Royals had a dreadful campaign last season.

At the moment, they’ve hardly got any players, including no senior goalkeepers.

You’d hope re-enforcements will arrive, but at the moment, you can’t see anything other than a relegation battle.

Fans would be delighted at mid-table mediocrity.

Rotherham United

Stadium name: ASESSEAL New York Stadium

Address: New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1AH

Getting there: By car, leave the M1 at Junction 34 and take the A6178 towards Rotherham. At the third roundabout called Ickles Roundabout take the first exit onto the A630 Centenary Way (signposted Doncaster), you will see the stadium on your right. You will pass the floodlights of Millmoor on your left and at the next roundabout (called the Masbrough roundabout with the Liquid night club on one corner) turn right onto Main Street and the entrance to the stadium is down on the right.

By rail, the nearest station is Rotherham Central, which ks only a five-minute walk from the stadium. The stadium is located almost directly behind the railway station. As you come out of the main station entrance, turn right along Bridge Street. Opposite the Bridge Inn is a footpath that goes along one side of the River Don. Walk along this footpath until you reach a car park and then head towards the car park entrance. Then turn left going up over the bridge across the river and then take the next right into Market Street. At the bottom of Market Street turn right into Main Street and the stadium entrance is down this road on the left.

Capacity: 12,021

Away-end capacity: Away fans are normally housed in the Morrison Stand at one end of the stadium, where around 2,500 supporters can be accommodated.

Food: Pukka Pies (Chicken Balti, Meat & Potato, Steak & Kidney, Cheese & Onion, all £3), Pasties (£3), Jumbo Sausage Rolls (£2.50), Hot Dogs (£3.70), Cheeseburgers (£3.70) and Burgers (£3.70).

Beer: Fosters and John Smiths (Both £3.40 a pint), Bulmers (£3.20 a bottle), plus Red, White and Rose wines (£4 small bottle).

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: There are a number of pubs in the nearby town centre, which are only a few minutes walk from the stadium. These include the Bluecoat (on the Crofts) and the Rhinoceros.

Interesting fact: The Millers' ascent from League Two to the Championship between 2012 and 2014 is the second time they have achieved the feat after doing just that between 1999 and 2001.

Famous fan: Barry and Paul Chuckle AKA the Chuckle Brothers.

Legendary player: Dave Watson - arguably the most successful player to ever play for the Millers, Watson starred in both defence and attack during a spell in the late 60s and early 70s. Left for six-figure fee and went on to earn 65 caps for England.

Club high point: Doing the double over Chelsea with a 10-1 aggregate scoreline in the 1981/82 season, which was the first time three points were awarded rather than two in the club's highest-ever finish.

Club low point: Going into administration in 2008, leading to a 17-point deduction and leaving their Millmoor home for pastures new due to disputes with the landlords.

Prediction for their season ahead: Millers boss Steve Evans will once again be working on a shoestring budget and will have to be typically astute in the transfer window this summer, with precious few options available at the moment.

Rotherham only narrowly avoided the drop last season but I feel it will be a case of second-season syndrome for Evans' men this time around.

Sheffield Wednesday

Stadium name: Hillsborough Stadium

Address: Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 1SW

Getting there: By car, leave the M1 at Junction 36 and follow the A61 into Sheffield. Continue along the A61 for approximately eight miles. You will see Hillsborough Stadium on your right.

By rail, Sheffield train station is located over three miles away from the ground. Either get a taxi up to the ground, or bus from the bus station which is a one minute walk away (as you leave the railway station entrance turn right.

Capacity: 39,732

Away-end capacity: Away fans are normally placed in the upper tier of the West Stand (the Leppings Lane) end of the ground, where up to 3,700 away supporters can be accommodated.

Food: A range of Pies (£3), Sausage Rolls (£2.60), Burgers (£3.80) and Hot Dogs (£3.80).

Beer: Cans of John Smith's Bitter (£3.30), Guinness (£3.80), plus bottles of Kingston Press (£3.70) and Bulmers Cider (£3.80) are also available as well as minature bottles of wine (£4.50) and spirits (£4.50).

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: A pub that admits away supporters is the Railway Hotel on Penniston Road, which is the main A61 that runs by the stadium.

Interesting fact: The Wednesday Cricket Club, as they were originally, was named after the day on which they played their matches, with a meeting on the evening of Wednesday, 4 September 1867 helping to establish a football team to keep the players together and fit during the winter.

Famous fan: Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan is probably the most high-profile supporter.

Legendary player: David Hirst - The striker's tally of 32 goals in the 1990/91 season helped the Owls gain promotion to the First Division, managing 149 goals in 358 appearances in total.

Club high point: Beating the mighty Manchester United to claim the League Cup with a 1-0 Wembley win thanks to John Sheridan's first-half strike to seal a first trophy in over 50 years.

Club low point: While Wednesday were not involved, it is impossible not to refer to the tragic Hillsborough disaster which saw 96 Liverpool fans crushed in the Leppings Lane end during an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

Prediction for their season ahead: It is difficult to predict just what will happen after Dejphon Chansiri's decision to get rid of Stuart Gray and bring in Carlos Carvalhal, but he can expect a fair transfer budget to improve the Owls' fortunes.

They were one of the lowest scorers in the division last season and that will have to be eradicated if they are to have any genuine hope of challenging the top six.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Stadium name: Molineux

Address: Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR

Getting there: By car, it’s about six miles east of J10 of the M6. By rail, it’s around a 15-minute walk from Wolverhampton train station.

Capacity: 31,700

Away-end capacity: 2,750 along the lower tier in the Steve Bull Stand.

Food: There’s the usual selection of burgers and pies for around £3 inside the ground and a host of fast food vans outside. The best fish and chip shop close to Molineux is in Staveley Road, but there is nearly always a queue. The special meal deals are particularly good value and very tasty.

Beer: Decent selection of alcoholic beverages and reasonable prices. Carling (Pint £3.70), Banks’s Bitter (Can 440ml £3.40), Aston Manor Cider (Bottle 500ml £3.70), Magners Cider (Bottle 330ml £4), Guinness (Can 520ml £4), plus wine and spirits (£4).

Programme price: £3

Pubs for away fans: There are a number of pubs dotted around the ground, but they tend to be for home supporters only.

The Great Western, behind Wolverhampton train station is a great pub but is quite small, and away fans must not wear colours.

The Stonehouse bar and The Litten Tree in the city centre are away fan friendly.

The Bluebrick, a small bar inside the Premier Inn near the train station, is also frequented by away supporters.

Interesting fact: Molineux was one of the British stadiums to erect floodlights in the 1950s in Wolves’ league title-winning glory days.

It staged famous ‘floodlight friendlies’ against top continental clubs that paved the way for the European Cup, now known as the Champions League.

Famous fan: They have a few, but former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, now a Vice-President is probably the most recognisable

Legendary player: He never won any major honours with Wolves, but record goalscorer and local lad Steve Bull is revered like he did.

Club high point: Winning three league championships and an FA Cup between 1954 and 1960.

Club low point: Suffering three consecutive relegations from 1983/84 to 1985/86.

Prediction for their season ahead: Top scorer Bakary Sako looks destined to leave, but Wolves should still be involved in the play-off shake-up after missing out on goal difference last term.