East Fife

Bayview Stadium

Capacity: 2,000 (all seated)
Address: Harbour View, Methil, Fife, KY8 3RW
Telephone: 01333 426 323
Fax: 01333 426 376
Pitch Size: 115 x 75 yards
Club Nickname: Fifers
Year Ground Opened: 1998
Home Kit: Black and Gold

Main Stand
Main Stand
West End
West End
East End
East End
North Side
North Side
External View
External View

Bayview Stadium was opened in 1998, after the Club moved from its old Bayview ground. It currently has only one stand, which sits at one side of the pitch. However the stand is of a fair size, is covered and all seated. The space and height between rows is adequate, giving fans a good view of the action. The other three sides of the stadium are unused for spectators. This means that you can enjoy some good views of the bay and North Sea beyond.

Away fans are located in the North part of the Main Stand, where up to 1,000 can be accommodated. The facilities in this stand, as you would expect from a new ground are good, with even the stadium music and announcer piped through to the toilets! The ground is right on the coast and at times a biting wind can come off the North Sea so make sure that you wrap up well.

Claire Elliott a visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers fan adds; 'I can only say what a hospitable club East Fife is. The bar is reasonably priced and has a good view of the pitch. Now the power station that used to be opposite the ground has gone, you also get a nice view of the sea. A very friendly club indeed'.

There is a social club above the Main Stand, which welcomes away fans. It is quite a comfortable club, which enjoys good views across the Bayview Stadium.

 

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The ground is quite easy to find as it is situated on the sea front and is quite visible from a distance. From Kirkcaldy take the A911 towards Methil and then the A915 to Leven. Then turn right onto the A955 towards Leven & Methil. Follow the A955 through Methil towards Buckhaven. As you go along the sea front, the ground should be visible over to your left. Turn left onto the B932 (South Street) and then left again into Harbour View Road. The ground is down the bottom of this road on the left. There is a fair sized car park at the ground. 

There is no railway station in Methil itself. The nearest is in Kirkcaldy which is around eight miles away. John Thompson adds; 'On Saturdays' there is an excellent X26 bus service from Kirkcaldy to nearby Leven leaving Kirckaldy about every 30 minutes and goes to Leven Bus station which is about 10 minutes walk from Bayview, on the other side of the old Methil Power Station. After the game there was a 17:15 X26 leaving from Leven bus station which was made no problem allowing me good time back at Kirkcaldy , that X26 actually goes back to Glasgow via Dunfermline'.

Thorsten Mankel adds; 'If you want to go back to or from Kirkcaldy (the nearest train station), the best way is the Number 7 bus (Dunfermline to Leven). It leaves Kirkcaldy bus station (stance 1) every 30 minutes, passes the train station and stops on the street in front of Bayview, journey time around 35 minutes. This is possible even on a midweek game with the bus leaving on the street in front of Bayview at 9.42 or 10.42 pm back to Kirkcaldy/Dunfermline. For further information visit the Stagecoach website.

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.

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Adults: £13
Senior Citizens (aged 60 and over): £10
Children: £5

Family Ticket: 1 Adult + 1 Child £16, 2 Adults + 2 Children £18.

Official Programme £2.

Raith Rovers and Cowdenbeath.

East Fife FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

 

Record Attendance

At Bayview Stadium: 4,700 v Rangers League One, October 26th 2013

At the old Bayview ground: 22,515 v Raith Rovers Division One, January 2nd, 1950.

Average Attendance
2015-2016: 625 (League Two)
2014-2015: 557 (League Two)
2013-2014: 1,249 (League One)

If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going.

Access their Methil Hotels and Guest Houses page. 

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.

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 Geoff Jackson for providing the photos of the Bayview Stadium East Fife FC. Check out Geoff's Cumbrian Groundhopper blog.

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Updated 20th July 2016

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