Dewsbury Rams travel to the John Smith’s Stadium tomorrow, as they face Huddersfield Giants in their second pre-season fixture. Kick off is at 3pm.
The game has added significance for the Giants as it is the testimonial match for long serving player Leroy Cudjoe.
The John Smith’s Stadium, the then Alfred McAlpine Stadium, opened its doors for the first time on Saturday 20th August 1994, for the Huddersfield Town v Wycombe Wanderers Division II League match.
In 1995 the Stadium won the RIBA Building of the Year award for its modern structure, one of the first modern-era Stadiums to be built in England.
Huddersfield Giants, The John Smith’s Stadium, Stadium Way, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG
Travelling by Car
From the West-Leave the M62 at Junction 23/24 and follow the signs into Huddersfield. Pick up signs for The John Smith’s Stadium.From the East-Leave the M62 at Junction 25. Follow the signs for Huddersfield and then pick up the signposts for the John Smith’s Stadium.
From the South-Leave the M1 at Junction 38 and follow the A637/A642 to Huddersfield. At the ring road follow signs for the A62 at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Getting to the Stadium from the Train Station
The walk from the train station takes approximately 15 minutes (1 1/4 miles) and is signposted. Exit the train station heading through the square and past The George Hotel. Follow the road straight down, passing the Post Office on your right hand side. Cross the main dual carriageway using the pelican crossing – the Stadium will now be in view. Continue down this road (Leeds Road) and head towards the large Gasometer. Head towards this and turn right, just before it to get onto Gas Works Street. Pass The Gas Works Club on your left and continue down here to the next set of traffic lights. Cross straight across at the traffic lights and you are into the stadium complex. There is also a taxi rank outside the Train Station.
Getting to the Stadium from the Bus Station
Follow the signs for the train station, then follow as per the Train Station instructions above. The Train Station is 400 metres from the Bus Station. The walk takes approximately 18-20 minutes. There are numerous buses from the Bus Station. If catching one, ask for those that run along Leeds Road past the John Smith’s Stadium.
Tickets can be bought from the ticket office window.
Car Parking £3