Matches played at Anlaby Road, Kingston-upon-Hull


Date of matchType of matchName of teamName of teamScoreAttendance

6 November 1909

International Amateur matchEnglandSweden7-0


16 March 1912

International Amateur matchEnglandThe Netherlands4-0


15 November 1913

International Amateur matchEnglandThe Netherlands2-1


21 October 1937

Division Three (North) Cup 1st roundHull CityHartlepools United1-1



Hull City first played at the Circle Cricket Ground in 1905, but a year later moved to an adjacent football pitch, which became known as Anlaby Road.


Closest to the cricket pitch in the 1931 Aerofilms photograph below is the 4,000 seat Main Stand, built in 1914. Roofs were added to cover some of the terracing in the 1920s. Due to the ground’s restricted access and a possible re-routed railway line, City looked to move from Anlaby Road.


In 1930 City purchased land on Boothferry Road, on the site of a former golf course. Financial difficulties and the outbreak of war delayed their move to Boothferry Park until 1946.


The club eventually returned to the Circle and Anlaby Road site when it became home to the club’s new KC Stadium (now the MKM Stadium), which opened in 2002.