IT’S less than a fortnight to go until the EFL fixture release day on Thursday, June 21, and we’re building up to it by taking a look at all the Championship stadiums Albion will be visiting in the coming season. Next up alphabetically, Middlesbrough...
Address: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS.
Their home since: 1995.
Previous stadiums: Old Archery Ground, Albert Park (1877-1879); Breckon Hill (1879-1882); Linthorpe Road Ground (1882-1903); Ayresome Park (1903-1995).
Record attendance at current stadium: 34,836 (versus Norwich City - 28 December 2004).
Pitch dimensions: 105m x 68m (115yd x 74.5yd).
Distance from The Hawthorns: 179 miles.
Parking: According to Middlesbrough's website, matchday parking at the ground is only available to permit holders - and away supporters can purchase a permit (subject to availability) by ringing 0844 499 1234. Calls to this number will cost seven pence per-minute plus your provider's access charge. If you decide not to get a permit then it's advised that you park in the town centre, where there are numerous long stay car parks.
Nearest train station(s): Middlesbrough Railway Station (0.8 miles from the stadium).
Albion’s first visit to the Riverside Stadium: 29 November 1997 - Middlesbrough 1-0 Albion.
Albion’s last visit to the Riverside Stadium: 31 January 2017 - Middlesbrough 1-1 Albion.
Albion’s record at the Riverside Stadium: P8, W2, D3, L3.
Did you know… Albion are unbeaten on their last five visits to the Riverside.