HUDDERSFIELD Town fans were offered an ‘access all areas’ look at Galpharm Stadium.
And despite downpours, more than 500 fans arrived by mid-morning yesterday in time to soak up the first team’s training session.
Huddersfield Town’s communications manager Dave Sykes said: “We are a community club and this is just one of the ways we like to let families come down and see areas of the club they wouldn’t usually see.
“We have held events like this before and we will continue to do so as they are always well attended and create a great atmosphere.”
The day kicked off with a kit sale, before activities moved to the main stand to watch the team in action.
A whistle-stop tour of the ground ensued including the boardroom to take in the trophy cabinet, the new Heritage Box and home team changing rooms.
But fans had no chance to kick back in the directors box as a ‘mock’ press conference was about to start followed by team signatures.
Dave added: “We try to make it as hands-on as possible. After they watched the training, they had a tour and the day ended with everyone waving the team off on their coach to their next away game at Yeovil.”
Watching in the main stand was Colin Mc Cabe, 40, and his sons Ben, 14, and nine-year-old Alex, who travelled from Mirfield.
Colin said: “I heard about the open day through the club news app on my iphone.
“We just thought it would be a good day out and we are really glad we came.
“There is a great family atmosphere.”
Ben added: “I am looking forward to the signatures at the end. I want to get Jordan Rhodes as he is a really talented young player.”
Fellow supporters Dawn Neill joined her son Bradley, nine, and his pal William Mc Lintock to enjoy the tour of the ground.
Mrs Neill of Slaithwaite said: “We are all big Town fans so a day like this is great. It is good to keep the kids occupied at half-term.”
There was also a chance to learn more about the club’s partners including Kirklees College and their designated charity Yorkshire Air Ambulance.