The Riverside Stadium - Photo by Getty Images

TOURS of the spectacular Riverside Stadium are extremely popular - and a must for every Boro fan.

Here are some of the highlights of your tour...

HOME DRESSING ROOM: Home of the team talks and hairdryers. See everything the players have to get them ready for the big game - from music to treatment to food.

AWAY DRESSING ROOM: Steven Gerrard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard have all been in here.

REF'S ROOM: The referee and assistants have their own dressing room. Use the buzzer to let the teams know you are ready and want them in the tunnel, now!

THE TUNNEL: Line up in the players' tunnel before running out to pitch side. Feel the adrenaline building as you look over to the opposition.

PITCHSIDE: Imagine running out in front of thousands of screaming fans with the Pigbag blasting out of the loud speakers as you come out of the tunnel. Steve Gibson would be looking down from the directors box behind you.

PRESS ROOM: See where the post-match press interviews take place and sit in the manager's interview chair. Take some questions from the press, but watch out for a real grilling if you are doing badly!

The internationals board at the Riverside Stadium

INTERNATIONAL BOARDS:
Every player that has represented their country while playing for the Boro gets a place on the board - including legends like Wilf Mannion and George Hardwick, Juninho and Fabrizio Ravanelli as well as current stars. How many have you seen play?

BOARDROOM: All the big decisions are taken here! Look out of the big windows - can you picture the scene on a matchday when 35,000 people arrive at the stadium?

Steve Gibson - Photo by North News

DIRECTORS BOX:
Sit in Steve Gibson's seat and get the view he does. You can see what it's like to own a football club.

Riverside tours are extremely popular - and a must for every Boro fan.

Visitors enjoy a unique, behind-the-scenes look in the dressing-rooms, players' tunnels, boardroom, hospitality suites and press room, with experienced guides on hand to illustrate the history and traditions of the club.

The Riverside Stadium - Photo by Getty Images

There are special deals for Season Card holders, and visitors for Sunday lunch at the stadium receive a free tour as part of the package.

MFC also arrange special VIP tours several times a year. These give supporters the chance to meet star players in the dressing room and get their autographs.

VIP tours cost £10 (adults) and £5 (senior citizens and children).

Stadium Tours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 6pm
Sundays, 12.30pm
£6 adults, £3 concessions.
Season ticket holders £1 (must be accompanied by a full paying adult)

All tours must be booked in advance. Please have your phone number and party size ready and we will endeavour to organise your tour for the time your require.

Call 0844 499 6789 to book or for more details or e-mail enquiries@mfc.co.uk