Raith Rovers

Starks Park

Capacity: 10,104 (all seated)
Address: Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1SA
Telephone: 01592 263 514
Fax: 01592 642 833
Pitch Size: 113 x 70 yards
Club Nickname: Rovers
Year Ground Opened: 1891*
Home Kit: Navy Blue, White and Red

Looking Towards The South Stand
Looking Towards The South Stand
North Stand
North Stand
Main Stand
Main Stand

The ground has benefited greatly with the re-development of both ends. These stands, the North & South Stands, are virtually identical. Both are good sized, single tiered stands with windshields on either side and unusual floodlights protruding from their roofs. The North Stand is given to away supporters. On one side of the pitch is the Railway Stand, a small covered, all seated stand, which is currently unused. Opposite, must be one of the most unusual Main Stands in Scotland. It is a classic looking old stand, that only runs for less then half the length of the pitch, but extends around one corner of the ground. It is a covered seated stand, the seating area of which is raised above pitch level and has a number of supporting pillars. Even so, the stand oozes character, complete with a 'RRFC' gable on it's roof. It is just unfortunate that the rest of this side of the ground, is empty.

Away fans are normally housed in the North Stand at one end of the ground. The angle of the stand is quite steep, ensuring a good view of the playing action. The facilities in this stand are also quite good. If  there is only a small visiting support expected, then the South side of the Main Stand is allocated instead of the North End. 

Andy Turner adds; 'The staff at the ground are welcoming and friendly. The folk who run the supporters shop, located in the south stand, personify the welcoming nature of the Club as a whole. I recently took a friend, a Plymouth fan for his first Scottish game and the lads at the shop gave him a commemorative programme as a souvenir.

About a ten minute walk away from Stark's Park is Kirkcaldy Rugby Club, whose clubhouse is popular with visiting supporters. The club is situated in Beveridge Park. With the Main Stand behind you, turn left along Pratt Street and then after going under a railway bridge, turn left onto Balwearie Road. The Rugby Club is down on the right hand side (look for the grey and blue building set back from the road).  Andy Turner adds; 'Raith's support usually congregate at the Novar Bar in Nicol Street. In my opinion though, the best boozer in the town centre is the Harbour Bar. A regular CAMRA award winner whose landlord brews his own excellent ale as well as having wonderfully kept guest beers from around the UK. The pub is on the seafront by the harbour area (hence the name) next to Fife College Priory Campus. Its a fair distance to the ground, but for those who fancy a "bracing walk" its a matter of a hike the length of the seafront. You can still see the floodlights of the "San Starko" in the distance.'

Also located in the town centre is the Freurs Arms on Bogies Wynd Road and the Robert Naird (a Wetherspoons Lloyds No.1 Bar) on Kirk Wynd Street. Both these pubs are listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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Take the A921 into Kirkcaldy. Turn onto the B9157 (Pratt Street) for the ground. The ground is well sign posted (football traffic) on entering the town. Street Parking.

Kirkcaldy Railway Station is around a 15 minute walk away from the ground. Exit the station via the door at the top of the stairs on platform 2, then turn left down the hill. Go right at the railway bridge and at the mini roundabout turn left into Abbotshall Road. This road (keeping the railway to your left) eventually leads into Pratt Street and to the ground.

Thanks to Andy Turner an exiled Chesterfield fan and Martin Hart for providing the directions. 

Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance.

Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can save on the price of train tickets.

Click on the trainline logo below:

Adults £18
Students £12
Concessions £9 Disabled £9 (Carer Free)
Parent & Child £21
Child of pre-school age: Free

Concessions apply to Senior Citizens, Under 16's and the Unemployed.

Official Programme £2.

Dunfermline, Falkirk, Cowdenbeath & East Fife.

 

Raith Rovers FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

 

Record Attendance: 31,306 v Hearts (1953). 

Average Attendance:
2015-2016: 2,317 (Championship League)
2014-2015: 2,598 (Championship League)
2013-2014: 1,659 (Championship League)

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, then please e-mail me at: duncan@footballgrounds.net and I'll update the guide.

Special thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the photos of Starks Park Raith Rovers.

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* Although Raith Rovers took up residence in 1891, the ground had been used for some years previously for football matches.

Updated 20th July 2016

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