Capacity: 11,100 (Seated 5,741)
Address: Sinclair Street, Greenock, PA15 2TY
Telephone: 01475 723 571
Fax: 01475 781 084
Pitch Size: 110 x 71 yards
Club Nickname: Ton
Year Ground Opened: 1879
Home Kit: Royal Blue & White
Cappielow is a fair sized ground, full of character, but beginning to show its age. However, with a new Chairman on board, efforts are being made to brighten up and improve the overall state of the ground. The Grandstand on one side of the ground, is a single tiered, all seated stand, which has a number of supporting pillars in front. On its roof are a set of unusual striking floodlights, another set of which are also on the stand opposite. The Cowshed as it is known, is a classic looking stand and is unusual in the respect that it has seating at the front of it and terracing at its rear. Both ends are open to the elements. The Wee Dublin End, is a former terrace, with white benches bolted onto it, which makes it look out of place. This end is normally not used on match days. Beyond can be seen a large crane, which is reminiscent of the ship building days on the Clyde. Opposite is the small Sinclair Street Terrace, that has a small clock behind it.
Fans are housed in one side of the Grandstand, towards the Dublin End of the ground. There are a fair few pillars in this stand that may impede your view and the leg room is on the tight side. For larger games then the Wee Dublin End can also be allocated for away fans to use. A visit to Cappielow is normally a relaxed day out and the Morton fans do their best to get behind their team.
The Norseman Bar is located right by the ground on Sinclair Street and is popular with both home and away fans. It can get quite busy on matchdays, but it is still the favoured pre-match venue. If you have a bit more time on your hands then you could journey into the centre of Greenock, which is about a mile away. Not far from Greenock Central Railway Station on Cathcart Street is a Wetherspoons pub, called the James Watt. This pub is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
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From Glasgow head on the M8 and then A8 towards Greenock (along which you get a fine view of Castle Rock in Dumbarton). Follow the A8 into Greenock and you will reach the ground on your left. It's just after going under a bridge with Picollo's fish & chip shop on the corner. There is a car park opposite the main entrance, which is free, otherwise street parking.
The nearest railway station to the ground is Cartsdyke which lies on the Glasgow Central - Gourock line. The journey from Glasgow takes around 40 minutes and then the ground is about a five minute walk from Cartsdyke Station.
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All areas of Cappielow Park*
Under 17's £3
Under's 12's Free (When accompanied by an adult)
Concessions apply to Over 65s, Under 16's, Students and the unemployed.
* Please note that these prices are for tickets purchased prior to matchday. Adult and Under 17's tickets bought on the day of the game will cost £2 more.
Official Programme £2.
23,500 v Celtic, April 29th, 1922.
2015-2016: 2,731 (Championship League)
2014-2015: 1,728 (League One)
2013-2014: 1,686 (Championship League)
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Greenock Morton v Raith Rovers
Scottish Championship League
Saturday 1st October 2016, 3pm
Mike Kimberley (Neutral fan)
Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Cappielow Park?
I'd been to a match at Motherwell on Friday night and this match was an opportunity for another ground to be ticked off the list.
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
Having used this website's excellent directions, I caught the train to Cartsdyke which is a five minute walk. The ground is visible on the right when arriving from the Glasgow direction. There appeared to be plenty of parking on a bank behind the Wee Dublin End.
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
It was a gloriously sunny day and I spent a few minutes before kick-off admiring the view across the Clyde. The locals were all friendly and accommodating. A meat pie and a Bovril for £3, were excellent value.
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Cappielow Park?
The Cappielow Park Ground is an old fashioned traditional one, which will appeal to most of a certain age. The few Raith fans that I saw were in the Main Stand and there did not appear to be or need to be any segregation.
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game was settled by a super free kick by Morton's Ross Forbes from outside the box. Other than the unfortunate Gavin Gunning being injured seriously enough to leave the pitch on a stretcher, the game was not a memorable one.
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
It was just five minutes back to the station and on the train to Paisley St. James to catch the 5.15pm match between St. Mirren and Falkirk.
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
A good two days out and I succeeded in seeing three games. This time the trains were perfect and the plan worked.
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