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.

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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.

Aberdeen Development v Motherwell Development
At Links Park Montrose
Scottish Development League
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 2pm
Welsh Exile (Neutral fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Links Park Ground?

I was looking forward to seeing the youngsters from both teams to see how they compare with rest of the Development League and also to see any potential future stars in the making. Plus a friend was running the line so went to see him also.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I went by train, there's a taxi rank right outside of the station if need be. The Links Park Ground is set by the sea and among back streets so you would be looking around a 15-20 minute walk to and from the station. Links Park isn't sign posted so best have sat nav on if trying to find the ground.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

I met up with a friend and went straight to the match. Admission was free, as development games only get around 50 or so spectators. There was a pub just outside the ground call the Legion and the town is a short walk away with plenty of food and drinking outlets.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Links Park?

Links Park is an old fashioned kind of ground that is part of the social fabric and sneaks up on you. I was impressed with it from the moment that I walked into the ground. It's a good mix of old and new. On the one side there is the new Main Stand which provides a good view where ever you sit. To the left of this the is an oddly shaped covered terrace which has a curve on one side. Opposite the Main Stand there is a flat standing area and to the right hand side there is also another open end with a few row of steps on it. From what I was told if segregation is in force teams get half the Main Stand as well as the open terrace behind one goal.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

There is adequate facilities within the stadium itself and very good disabled facilities without easy access to the Main Stand.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Wasn't much of a crowd so was very easy.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

I enjoyed my day out at Links Park and would like you go back to see an actual Montrose game at some point. Liked the ground a good mix of old and new. Cracking game as well. Motherwell were a great team to watch and ran out 9-1 (yes nine) winners with some real prospects in their line up. Also wrap up warm as it's windy and cold there being so close to the sea.

Updated 6th April 2017

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