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6 June 2019

Club News


6 June 2019

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Background on all the teams Town will face during the 2019/20 campaign

- Terriers will visit 23 Sky Bet Championship grounds in 2019/20
- Town will make four trips across Yorkshire
- Sky Bet Championship season begins in August

Where will Huddersfield Town be travelling to during the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship campaign?

With the 24 teams in the second-tier confirmed for next season, the Terriers know which stadiums they will play league football at away from the John Smith’s Stadium.

Club: Barnsley FC
Capacity: 23,287
Background: Home to Town’s Yorkshire neighbours since 1888, Oakwell is one of the more classical stadiums remaining in English football, boasting several features that bring the past to the present including the floodlights on corner pylons.
Memorable visit: Barnsley 0-1 Huddersfield Town (10/11/12) - Town returned to West Yorkshire with three points from its visit across the County in the 2012/13 Championship season, after Jermaine Beckford’s goal was enough for a 1-0 win at Oakwell that moved Simon Grayson’s side back into the Play-Off positions.

St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium
Club: Birmingham City
Capacity: 30,016
Background: Despite being opened in 1906, St. Andrew’s has very much been modified in recent years to appear as a modernised 21st century football stadium. The ground located in the ‘Second City’ is around 1.5 miles away from the city centre.
Memorable visit: Birmingham City 0-2 Huddersfield Town (05/12/15) – A Joe Lolley goal inside the opening minute of the game before Nahki Wells’ late strike gave former Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner his first win in charge of the Club.

Ewood Park
Club: Blackburn Rovers
Capacity: 31,367
Background: The open-cornered stadium took over from Rovers’ old home Ewood Bridge in 1882 but was refurbished to the ground it is predominantly know as now in the 1990s when three new stands were built. Travelling fans are housed in the lower tier Brian Douglas Darwen End.
Memorable visit: Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Huddersfield Town (16/04/16) – Town’s last victory at the Lancashire ground came in 2016, the Club’s final victory of the 2015/16 season and first win at Ewood Park since December 1986.

Griffin Park
Club: Brentford FC
Capacity: 12,763
Background: The ground took its name from the Griffin, a symbol of a brewery that was on the land before the Stadium was built. Surrounded by housing, the London venue is one of the smaller in the Championship and could play host to its final season in 2019/20 before Brentford’s move to a new 17,250-seater stadium.
Memorable visit: Brentford 0-4 Huddersfield Town (01/10/11) – Jordan Rhodes was on target twice for the Terriers against his former Club in a big win at Griffin Park in the 2011/12 League 1 season. The victory extended Town’s unbeaten run at the time to 36 matches.

Ashton Gate
Club: Bristol City
Capacity: 27,000
Background: Just south of the River Avon, Ashton Gate is one of the Championship’s newly renovated grounds and now holds a 27,000 capacity. The stadium has recently hosted concerts and English international games for both the Lionesses and the Under-21s.
Memorable visit: Bristol City 1-2 Huddersfield Town (31/08/99) – Goals from Barry Horne and Marcus Stewart was enough to record former Town Manager Peter Jackson with his first away win at the helm, having taken charge ahead of the 1998/99 League Division 1 season.

Cardiff City Stadium
Club: Cardiff City
Capacity: 33,280
Background: Opened in 2009, the Cardiff City Stadium has also become the home of Wales’ international side and has also since hosted coveted European events including the 2013 UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final in 2017.
Memorable visit: Cardiff City 0-0 Huddersfield Town (12/01/19) – Town is yet to taste victory at the Cardiff City Stadium, only picking up one point in six visits to the Welsh capital. That draw came earlier this season as The Terriers picked up a first Premier League point of 2019 in what turned out to be David Wagner’s final game in charge.

The Valley
Club: Charlton Athletic
Capacity: 27,111
Background: The Valley became a Sky Bet Championship Stadium for the first time since the 2015/16 season following the Club’s promotion to the second tier of English football after last month’s League 1 Play-Off Final win against Sunderland at Wembley.
Memorable visit: Charlton Athletic 1-2 Huddersfield Town (31/12/83) – Mick Buxton’s side rounded off 1983 with a New Year’s Eve victory in the capital. Town added three points to its Division Two tally courtesy of goals from Keith Hanvey and Colin Russell.

Pride Park
Club: Derby County
Capacity: 33,597
Background: Pride Park is the fourth biggest stadium in the 2019/20 Championship and hosted a Play-Off Semi-Final first leg last month in Derby’s run to the Final in which they lost out on promotion to the Premier League to Aston Villa. A unique touch to Pride Park is a bust of The Rams’ record goal-scorer Steve Bloomer, adjacent to the home team’s dugout.
Memorable visit: Derby County 1-1 Huddersfield Town (17/04/17) – Town is yet to come away from Pride Park with a victory but picked up a point on the most recent visit to the home of now Frank Lampard’s side, on the way to earning promotion to the Premier League in 2016/17.

Craven Cottage
Club: Fulham FC
Capacity: 25,700
Background: Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Craven Cottage has been the home of Fulham since 1896. ‘The Cottage’ as it’s known to locals still contains older wooden seats in parts, further projecting the ground’s historical look.
Memorable visit: Fulham 2-3 Huddersfield Town (02/03/76) – A double from Terry Gray and a Jimmy Lawson strike helped Town to progress to the Fourth Road of the 1975/76 FA Cup following victory at Craven Cottage. The Terriers went out to Bolton Wanderers in the next round.

KCOM Stadium
Club: Hull City
Capacity: 25,586
Background: The Club moved to the now named ‘KCOM Stadium’ in December 2002 having played at Boothferry Park for 56 years. Like the John Smith’s Stadium, the KCOM is home to both football and rugby clubs with Super League side Hull FC also based at the 25,000+ capacity ground.
Memorable visit: Hull City 0-0 Huddersfield Town (24/04/04) – Town has yet to take three points from the KCOM Stadium and will be hoping to do so in the upcoming season. Back in 2003/04, the Terriers picked up a valuable point in the penultimate away game of the season before Peter Jackson’s side was promoted from the Football League Third Division (now Sky Bet League 2) via the Play-Offs, a month later.

Elland Road
Club: Leeds United
Capacity: 37,890
Background: One of the shorter trips of the season for Town will come with the visit to Elland Road; home to Leeds United. Opened in 1897, the Stadium has since been renovated and is now one of the top 20 biggest football stadiums in the UK.
Memorable visit: Leeds United 1-4 Huddersfield Town (19/03/16) – Town was victorious in the West Yorkshire derby at Elland Road during the 2015/16 Sky Bet Championship campaign. Mark Hudson, now First Team Coach at Town, was on the scoresheet that day before three goals in eight second-half minutes secured the derby day spoils for Town.

Kenilworth Road
Club: Luton Town
Capacity: 10,356
Background: Luton Town’s Kenilworth Road will be the smallest stadium by capacity in the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship. The venue will be a second-tier stadium following The Hatters’ first place finish in Sky Bet League 1 last season.
Memorable visit: Luton Town 0-1 Huddersfield Town (03/05/08) – It will be over a decade since Town has visited Kenilworth Road when the sides meet in 2019/20. The last time the two teams faced each other was on the final day of the 2007/08 League 1 season with Town taking all three points to secure a 10th-place finish.

Riverside Stadium
Club: Middlesbrough FC
Capacity: 34,742
Background: The Riverside Stadium has been home to Middlesbrough FC since 1995 and will hold a capacity of around 34,000 next season. There is provisional planning permission to extend that number to around 42,000 in the coming years.
Memorable visit: Middlesbrough 1-1 Huddersfield Town (01/10/13) – A good evening for former Town forward James Vaughan for scored his 11th goal of the 2013/14 Championship season to become the league’s joint top scorer at that time. Another ground the Terriers will be hoping for a first win at this time around.

The Den
Club: Millwall FC
Capacity: 20,146
Background: The Den took over from The Old Den as Millwall’s home stadium in 1993. Up to 4,000 away fans can be accommodated in the North Stand of the ground.
Memorable visit: Millwall 0-1 Huddersfield Town (17/08/13) - James Vaughan was again on target for the Terriers in the 2013/14 campaign, this time at The Den, to help Town to a first win of the new season.

City Ground
Club: Nottingham Forest
Capacity: 30,445
Background: Nottingham Forest has played its football at the City Ground since 1898 when it was first built. Located on the River Trent, it is around three-hundred yards away from Meadow Lane; the home of rivals Notts County. The stadiums are the closest two in England.
Memorable visit: Nottingham Forest 1-3 Huddersfield Town (14/11/99) – A Clyde Wijnhard double either side of Kevin Gray’s strike was enough to maintain Town’s third place position in the old Division One following an impressive win at the City Ground.

Club: Preston North End
Capacity: 23,404
Background: Deepdale was constructed in the 19th century and has been used by PNE since 1875, the longest period a professional football club has played in one stadium in the world.
Memorable visit: Preston North End 1-3 Huddersfield Town (10/11/69) – Town’s last win at the Lancashire ground came nearly 50 years ago to the season when Frank Worthington’s brace and Jimmy Lawson’s second goal of the season gave Ian Greaves’ Terriers the win on the way to being crowned champions of Division Two later that season.

Loftus Road
Club: Queens Park Rangers
Capacity: 18,439
Background: 2019/20 will be Loftus Road’s fifth successive season as a Sky Bet Championship ground. The Stadium is compact, closed in and has a unique look compared to all the other stadiums in the league.
Memorable visit: Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Huddersfield Town (11/02/17) – Our last season in the second tier of English football included a trip to Loftus Road; with Nahki Wells and Izzy Brown on target in the capital.

Madejski Stadium
Club: Reading FC
Capacity: 24,161
Background: Reading’s home is named after Club Chairman John Madejski. It is of the ‘bowl’ stadium type, seats nearly 25,000 supporters and is nicknamed ‘The Mad Stad’.
Memorable visit: Reading 1-2 Huddersfield Town (19/08/14) – Town’s first win of the 2014/15 Championship season came at the Madejski and remains the Club’s only win so far at Reading’s Berkshire home.

Club: Sheffield Wednesday
Capacity: 39,732
Background: Hillsborough, the home of Sheffield Wednesday, will be another short trip for the Terriers and will be the venue for a local derby in 2019/20. It will be the biggest stadium in the league next season with a capacity of 39,732.
Memorable visit: Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Huddersfield Town (Agg 1-1) (Pens 3-4) (17/05/17) – One of the most memorable nights in Huddersfield Town history came on our most recent trip to Hillsborough. Town advanced to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final on penalties with former Terriers goalkeeper Danny Ward saving two penalties in the shootout. As they say, the rest is history…

bet365 Stadium
Club: Stoke City
Capacity: 30,089
Background: Recently renamed the ‘bet365 Stadium’, Stoke City’s home is known for its unique conditions. The capacity was moved past 30,000 after the addition of a corner stand in 2017.
Memorable visit: Stoke City 1-2 Huddersfield Town (07/03/98) - Goals from Paul Barnes and Marcus Stewart in the space of three first-half minutes gave Town a win at the now ‘bet365 Stadium’ just over a year after it first opened.

Liberty Stadium
Club: Swansea City
Capacity: 21,088
Background: Along with the Cardiff City Stadium, Swansea City’s home will be the other trip to Wales in Huddersfield Town’s 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship campaign. The Terriers most recently visited for a Premier League game in 2017.
Memorable visit: Swansea City 1-2 Huddersfield Town (23/09/06) – Town’s first of two wins at the Welsh stadium came in this fixture, with former Town midfielder Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who has recently announced his retirement, getting both goals on the day.

The Hawthorns
Club: West Bromwich Albion
Capacity: 26,850
Background: The Midlands-based Stadium will have been home to West Bromwich Albion for 120 years at the end of the campaign. Town fans will be housed in the Smethwick End for the fixture next season.
Memorable visit: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Huddersfield Town (24/02/18) – The Terriers completed a first ever Premier League double, over West Brom, with victory at The Hawthorns courtesy of Rajiv van La Parra and Steve Mounié’s strikes.

DW Stadium
Club: Wigan Athletic
Capacity: 25,133
Background: The Stadium consists of four single-tiered stands and was opened in 1999. Wigan Athletic share the ground with current Super League Champions; the Wigan Warriors.
Memorable visit: Wigan Athletic 0-1 Huddersfield Town (02/01/17) – Town kicked-off what turned out to be a historic calendar year for the club in 2017 with victory at the DW Stadium. Nahki Wells’ late goal was the difference on the day.

Find out when we will be making these trips next season when the fixtures are released for the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season at 9am on Wednesday 20 June 2019!

You can also watch Town at home against all these sides by purchasing a Season Card for next season! There’s less than 65 left, so CLICK HERE to buy yours now!

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