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three quarters of the ground have been rebuilt since the mid 90's. One large single tiered stand,
incorporating the Tilton Road End and Spion Kop, completely
surrounds half the pitch and replaced a former huge terrace. The new
Tilton Road End was opened for the start of the 1994-95 season, with
the new Spion Kop following in 1995. At the back of the Spion Kop
Stand, which runs along one side of the pitch, are a row of
executive boxes, as well as a central seated executive area which
also incorporates the Directors 'box'. The other newish stand, the
recently renamed Gil Merrick Stand (previously known as the Railway
End) was opened in February 1999. It is a large two tiered stand and
unusual in having quite a small top tier,
which overhangs the lower area. Again there is a row of executive
boxes in this stand, housed at the back of the lower section.
Only one 'old' stand, the former Main Stand, which was
opened in 1952, now remains of the former St Andrews. This is a two
tier stand running along one side of the pitch and has a row of
executive boxes running across its middle. This stand is the
smallest at the stadium and is looking particularly tired amongst
its more modern neighbours. This stand which is now known as the
Garrison Lane Stand also houses the press area, television gantry
and has the team dugouts located in front of it. The team dressing
rooms are situated within the Gil Merrick Stand, which results in
the teams entering the field of play from one corner of the stadium
between this stand and the Garrison Lane Stand. Also in
this area is a large video screen that was erected at the start of
the 2009/10 season.
are still weighing up the options as to the possibility of a
moving to new stadium or whether to further re-develop St Andrews.
If the latter option was chosen then this would involve the
re-building of the Main Stand. This would increase
the overall capacity of St
Andrews to around 36,500 at a cost of around £12m.