Hull City saw the start from playing friendly games in 1904 on three different locations like the local cricket grounds, The Boulevard, and the Dairycoates. That 1-year later in 1905, transformed from playground football into a more severe affair after joining the Football League Second Division. However, while still playing some scattered games on previously mentioned locations, Hull City finally moved into their own home, Anlaby Road. The same year as joining the 2nd division. By which was adjacent to The Boulevard, making the area a familiar home for the next following 35 years. Still, a temporary move forced on to the Club after the stadium suffered destruction during wartimes. After moving back into the newly renovated and renamed location, Boothferry Park in 1946. It remained the home for the “The Tigers”, named after the original yellow and black striped shirts, until moving into the KC Stadium in 2002.
UEFA club coefficient ranking
Hull City does indeed have some games played in UEFA organised competitions. With their first test run(s) in the FA Cup with mixed results in the 30s and 70s. However, it all changed to the better for season 2012/13 when “The Tigers” went all the way to the FA Cup final, only to lose against Arsenal 3 to 2 in stop time. Yet, the Cup final ultimately opened the door to the Club for 2014/15 season of UEFA Europa League. Leading to a permanent and best recorded UEFA club coefficient ranking position 113th the same year. During the time, teams equally match in the coefficient ranking to “The Tigers” was the English Premier League
(EPL) Club, Southampton F.C (112th). But also French Ligue 1
Team, Montpellier Hérault Sport Club (114th).
How many times have Hull City won the Premier League title?
For most years, Hull City has occupied the 2nd or 3rd tier divisions. As such the top-flight games have not been on the Clubs calendar. In fact, during the 1888 First Division League, “The Tigers” hade no opportunity even to enter the League. Yet in season 2008/09 the Club got the chance to play in the Big League after a promotion from the Sky Bet Championship
. Though, with the correct answers in hand. The EPL has proven a hard nut to crack, with a rollercoaster performance by the Club. And it seems that, as soon as “The Tigers” get into the EPL, they face relegation at the end of the season. And the best season finishing position from Hull City is the 16th place. So far, the Club has tried their worth in the EPL on 5 occasions.
Titles, Trophies, and Triumphs by Hull City
So, as we already know “The Tiger” contribution to the 2 top-flight Leagues. Including, First Division and the EPL, let us instead discover the overall achievements produced by Hull City. Starting with 2 (1932/33, 1948/49) Division Three North wins, and 1 (1965/66) League Division Three, now known as League One, or Sky Bet League One
, due to sponsorship in place. And that’s more or less the major honours achieved from Hull City. Yet we think it’s worth also to include some important runner-up positions. That ultimately led to promotion or another significant pivotal moment in the Clubs history. For instance, Hull City has the 2nd place in League One (2004/05), Sky Bet Championship (2012-13), and of course the FA Cup (2013/14).
Kit and colours
The cat is already out of the bag with the revealed origin colour combination, Black, and yellow. Still, there are 2 seasons when the Club broke the trend and entered the pitch in a different home kit and colour. First of which was in season 1935/36 when a blue shirt with a white-collar on white shorts, with blue and white, hooped socks was in use. The second season was 1946/47 when a sky-blue white collar shirt with white shorts combined with black socks saw the application. Yet, those are the only 2 occasions the Club did not use the Yellow and black combination as the home kit. However, the design has been all over the place, featured stripes, block colours, and even tiger print pattern, to mention some of them.
Hull City’s social responsibilities
If you before promote a community engaging trust project, identify your vision, mission, and values. There is no doubt you going to offer a better product covering a broader spectrum. That is precisely what the “Tigers Trust” is all about. Where the Clubs “vision” is to offer the participants a happier, healthier, and more active life knitted into the community. Guided by values like passion, respect, inspiration, and inclusion, to mention some of them. With the end goal or mission, to open up opportunities by offer education, engage, and improve life overall. By which can get done by offering such things like different sports activities. But also what the organisation knows the best, football.
Stadiums and capacity
As of 2002, the KC Stadium has been the home grounds for Hull City. Though, the name did change in 2016 to KCOM Stadium due to the name sponsor and telecommunication company KCOM. At current (2020) the capacity reaches 25,400 and owned by the City Council in Hull City, but controlled by the Stadium Management Company (SMC). With reports and future planning telling us that the SMC is looking into the possibilities to extend the stadium to accommodate 32,000 fans and supporters. Plus, as the location is a multi-purpose facility, it also caters for the Super League, or more known as Betfred Super League. That is the rugby league’s top-level competition in the UK.
Hull City transfers and rumours
Hull City’s fan base
As of supporters showing up on average on every home game, the stadium kind of idles in place. With reports indicating the around 12,100 showed up on the home games, which means that KC Stadium operates on a 47% capacity. Yet, on the away games close to 20,000 tickets get sold, more precise 19,600. Giving us an average total of 15,900 for a complete season, when all games and matches include to the equation.
Women football in Hull City
Founded in 2001, playing in the Yorkshire and Humberside League before reaching promotion to North East Women’s Premier League in 2005. Then in 2011, another critical milestone took place, the merge with Beverley Town Ladies. Ultimately leading to the Women’s Premier League Northern Division One victory in season 2014/15. That the women triumphed in season 2017/18 after winning the FA women’s premier league division one championship.
Stakeholders and other financial interests in Hull City
The short and sweet answer is, Assem Allam. And as Hull City is officially part of the English Football League (EFL) pyramid, reporting is mandatory. Telling us that, Hull City Tigers Limited owns and fully controls by Allamhouse Limited. Consequently, the overall decision making and risk-taking come from the Allam family Limited venture. By which is a private limited company that issues share capital.
Fun facts and other pub quiz trivia
Did you know that Hull City had the first and last player shown off the pitch in 1928 professional football for wearing the wrong type of shoes? After the blunder, the rules and regulation in football changed. Allowing a player to return to the field after a possible attire breached get sorted out.