The Riverside Stadium has been home to Middlesbrough Football Club since opening in 1995. A purpose-built, all-seater stadium expanded the seating capacity of the Boro's football stadium to 30,000 following the move from Ayresome Park.
With the Riverside Stadium fully enclosed with a cantilevered roof, every seat provides an uninterrupted view of the pitch. Following promotion to the Permie League in 1998, the North West and South West corners were filled in, increasing the capacity to 35,100.
The four main stands are named the South Stand, West Stand, East Stand and North Stand. The corners of the stadium are called South West Corner, South East Corner, North West Corner and North East Corner. Away fans sit in a section of the East Stand, accessed via turnstiles 53-61. This section is located towards the South East corner of the ground.
The first game at Riverside Stadium was between Middlesbrough and Chelsea, in front of a crowd of 28,286. Boro won the game 2-0, with Craig Hignett scoring the first-ever goal at the Riverside Stadium.
Upon gaining promotion back to the Premier League in the summer of 2016 the Riverside Stadium underwent changes to comply with new Premier League regulations. New media facilities were introduced, upgraded floodlights (from 800lux to 1600lux), two new TV studios, along with an upgraded bench and tunnel area.
The current capacity of the Riverside Stadium is 34,000 for the 2019/2020 season.Suggest page edit