Pride Park Stadium is Derby’s all-seater football stadium located just outside the city. It is ranked 16th in England and 20th in the UK overall in size. It is host to Derby’s championship football team, Derby County, since opening in 1997. The construction of the stadium was in fact for the purpose of serving as a venue for the elite football club. Prior to this venue, Derby County trained and played its home fixtures at the Baseball Ground which had once hosted 44,000 spectators despite its advisable 17,500 capacity.
It was the Queen who has opened the stadium on 18th of July 1997 despite it not being 100% complete at this time. The committee at Pride Park has been readily active in attracting mega events to Derby. They participated in England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup, and put forward the stadium to be the Midland’s venue for London 2012 football. It unfortunately was not successful in either, where England was not granted the World Cup, and Coventry won the Midland’s bid because of the availability of changing rooms and nearby hotels.
Pride Park is located in the city of Derby very close to the main train station. Getting here from the centre, take the A6 Pride Parkway and turn onto Derwant Parade that leads to the stadium. The walk from the station is as short as 20 minutes, head east from the station to get to Pride Parkway. Parking at Pride Park is ample and readily available on match days.
If you scroll up you will find a comprehensive list of the best places to eat near Pride Park. Escape the crowds by grabbing a bite before a game at restaurants around Pride Park. Otherwise you could opt to enjoy the game and prepare for your meal afterwards at a restaurant near Pride Park by booking a table through Go dine. All the options we provide you are easily accessible within a 15 mile radius, making the restaurants close to Pride Park on Go dine a good choice for you and your party.
Did you know that Pride Park once hosted a full England international fixture while Wembley Stadium was under construction?