The home of the 'Super Rams', Pride Park is an impressive stadium, even from afar as you stream towards it on a match day , along with about another 10000 brave souls. Around the edge of the stadium are the club shop, selling every conceivable item emblazoned with the Derby County Emblem, a restaurant and numerous fast-food outlets on match days. The whole place has a real positive buzz about it, from the moment you are outside queueing to get through the turnstiles. As you get into the ground, you snake your way past other fans, drinking extortionately priced beer and eating what are surprisingly good pies, you can hear the roars as you approach kick off. As you go up the steps into the ground, the level of sound and noise hits you; I'm not just saying it because I'm a fan, but this is a great stadium.
Having been to some memorable matches in my five years as a season ticket holder, the atmosphere is superb, the pitch immaculate, and in the midst of a good natured and entertaining crowd, it takes some beating.
Pride Park also hosts corporate events, careers fairs, international matches and guest dinners with ex-players, that all help to maintain the success of the club.
The home of Derby County Football club! Pride Park stadium is an awesome site to behold. It holds a capacity crowd of 33,597
It is a superb stadium inside and out with car parks at all sides.
The pitch it is superb and immaculately kept by the expert team of groundsmen.
The hospitality packages at the stadium are second to none and you get a great view from the executive boxes.
The catering inside the stadium is your usual faire of burgers chips and beer but is extortionate in price. The stadium has a No-smoking policy and that includes in the stands and on the concourse. They do open the outside doors so you can go have a smoke at half time though.
The toilets are pretty average. Obviously I have only seen the Ladies but they are always pretty clean and graffiti free.
Outside the stadium they have a Starbucks as well as a Frankie and Bennies and the huge JJB complex opposite.
They recently opened a huge new ticket office where queueing is faster and there are more operatives to deal with queries.
There is a lot more to Pride Park than Derby county too as you can hire out the stadium for a number of uses like Parties, conferences, meetings and last year, my son's school had their presentation evening there which was lovely.
If you haven't been before and have no interest in football you must still go just to see how wonderful it is!
great day out for the kids, even if they don't win there game ;-)
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