Montrose

Links Park

Capacity: 3,292 (1,338 seated)
Address: Wellington St, Montrose, DD10 8QD
Telephone: 01674 673 200
Fax: 01674 677 311
Pitch Size: 113 x 70 yards
Club Nickname: The Gable Endies
Year Ground Opened: 1887
Home Kit: Royal Blue and White

Main Stand
Main Stand
Wellington Street End
Wellington Street End
Beach End
Beach End
North Terrace
North Terrace

Normally segregation is not in force at Links Park. However, if it is enforced, then half the Main Stand (around 700 seats) is allocated, with away fans also being allowed to stand around the perimeter of the ground, on the two sides that are normally unused. Links Park is normally a good day out, the pies are great, however at times the ground lacks a little in atmosphere.  Jon Blackwood adds; 'Links Park rarely sees crowds of more than 500 these days, although Montrose could count on 800-1000 in their days in the first division. Pre-season friendlies against Aberdeen and Dundee United, and derby games against Arbroath, always attract four figure crowds. Other than the odd lively atmosphere for derby games against Montrose's bitter rivals, Arbroath, there is never, ever any trouble and the home fans are friendly. There's not a huge amount to do in Montrose but if its a sunny early or end of season game the beach is great and it's worth looking at the distinctive Auld Kirk building'.

Douglas Walker informs me; 'The nearest bar is the Golf Inn on Mill Street. It is only a five minute walk away from the ground'. Whilst John Laidlaw adds; 'There is a British Legion Club near to the turnstiles, that from a distance looks more like a house rather than a Club (there is a small yellow sign attached to a wall above the entrance). It will sometimes allow non members to be signed in, which is worth the effort as it serves a cracking pint'. Otherwise if you are walking from the train station then the Corner House Hotel next to the Auld Kirk is worth a visit. Otherwise there are plenty of pubs in Montrose Town Centre which is around a 15 minute walk away. These include the Market Arms on the High Street, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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The ground is signposted from the A92, as you enter the town.

From The North
Take the A92 into Montrose. Just as the road turns towards the seafront, turn left into Rosehill Road. Take the 4th right into Warrack Terrace and then third left into Wellington Street for the ground.

From The South
Take the A92 to the outskirts of Montrose. Turn right into Wharf Street (B9133 sign posted football traffic) and then bear left into Hill Street. Continue straight on up this road going over a crossroads into Panmore Place (sign posted Sports Centre). Follow this road passing the Town Hall on your right and then as you run alongside a small strip of park on your right, you should be able to see the floodlights of the ground just beyond it. Turn right into Wellington Street for the ground.

Street Parking
There is a fair sized car park at the ground, otherwise street parking. 

Montrose Railway Station is approximately one mile away from Links Park and should take around about 15 minutes to walk. From the train station, cross over the Somerfield Car park and head towards the spire of the Auld Kirk. Turn left onto Hume Street, then left again onto the High Street. Cross the road, then right down John Street. Keep straight ahead, crossing over Mill Street and Provost Scott Road. Turn left up Eastern Road, then right when you come to Wellington Street. You'll see the home turnstiles straight ahead of you. Otherwise a taxi from the station up to the ground should cost about £3.

Thanks to Jon Blackwood for providing the above 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.

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All areas of Links Park
Adults £12
Concessions £6
1 Adult + 1 Under 16 £15

Official Programme £2.

Arbroath, Forfar Athletic and Brechin City.

There are five wheelchair spaces available in the Main Stand, as well as two disabled toilets. Spaces should be booked in advance by calling 01674 673200.

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

Record Attendance
8,983 v Dundee, Scottish Cup 3rd Round, March 17th, 1973. 

Average Attendance
2015-2016: 566 (League Two)
2014-2015: 419 (League Two)
2013-2014: 363 (League Two)

Special thanks to Geoff Jackson for providing the photos of the Links Park football ground in Montrose. Check out Geoff's Cumbrian Groundhopper blog.

Updated 20th July 2016

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