Ross County

Global Energy Stadium

Capacity: 6,541 (All seated)
Address: Jubilee Road, Dingwall, IV15 9QZ
Telephone: 01349 860 860
Fax: 01349 866 277
Pitch Size: 100 x 75 yards
Club Nickname: Staggies & The County
Year Ground Opened: 1929
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Shirt Sponsors: CRC Evans Offshore
Kit Manufacturer: Macron
Home Kit: Navy Blue and White
Away Kit: White with Blue & Red Pinstripes

East Stand
East Stand
North End
North End
Jail End
Jail End
West Stand
West Stand

With promotion to the SPL the ground has been transformed into a modern all seated stadium. Both end terraces have been replaced by covered seated stands and the East Stand at one side of the pitch has been extended towards the Jail End.

The West Stand on one side, is an attractive looking all seated, covered stand, with a row of executive boxes running across the back. This stand was originally opened in 1991, but was extended in 2000, so that the stand now runs for the whole length of the pitch. Opposite is the East Stand, a small, covered, all seated stand, which was built in 1995. An additional 538 seats were added to this stand (on one side) during 2012. Both Ends are covered seated stands that were opened in 2012. The larger of these is the North Stand, which is given to away supporters. This smart looking single tiered stand is free of supporting pillars. Opposite the Jail End is the traditional area for the more vocal home fans to congregate. It is a more simpler affair and half the size of the larger North Stand. It is partially covered (to the rear) and some supporting pillars running across its middle. The stadium is completed with a set of four modern floodlight pylons.

The ground was renamed the Global Energy Stadium in 2012 in corporate sponsorship deal, but it is still known to many fans as Victoria Park.

Away fans are primarily housed in the North Stand, at one end of the ground where just under 2,000 supporters can be accommodated. This stand is covered, all seated and the facilities good. For larger away followings then part of the West Stand can also be made available. Please note though that entrance to the ground is by ticket only, no cash is accepted at the turnstiles. You will need to buy your ticket from the ticket office, which is the dark red portacabin which is situated by the car park across the road from the West Stand.

Kevin Mort adds; 'Ross County is the friendliest sports ground I have been to. The fans are friendly, views from the East Stand (as a neutral I sat amongst the home support) are excellent and if the game gets dull, the Easter Ross hills in the background are magnificent. The ground is a just few minutes walk from Dingwall Station, but beware that trains south do not run until a couple of hours after the game. The pies are superb and the facilities good. The home fans generate plenty of noise from the Jail End. A very relaxed experience and thoroughly recommended'.

The ground is five minutes walk away from the town centre, where there are plenty of bars to choose from. Scott Armstrong recommends; 'The Mallard is a good friendly pub with excellent bar food. It is located by the railway station and only 300 yards from Victoria Park'.

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Take the A835 towards Dingwall. On entering Dingwall, about 200 yards after the first set of traffic lights, turn right onto Hill Street and then right again onto the High Street. Then take the first left onto Ferry Road (technically a left turn into Achany Road, as Ferry Road actually runs straight ahead just to the left of the War Memorial). Go over the Railway Bridge and then take the first left for Victoria Park. There is a car park, on the left just before the stadium which costs £2. If you get lost, follow signs for the railway station, as the ground is right by it. 

Dingwall Railway Station is only a few minutes walk away from the Victoria Ground.

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East and West Stands*
Adults £24, Concessions £14, Under 16's £10
North and Jail Ends*
Adults £20, Concessions £12, Under 16's £10

Concessions apply to OAP's and full time students.

* For old firm games, Aberdeen, Inverness and Hearts, all ticket prices are increased by £2.

Official Programme £3

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

Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Record Attendance 
8,000 v Rangers (1966)

Average Attendance
2015-2016: 4,034 (Premier League)
2014-2015: 3,525 (Premier League)
2013-2014: 3,787 (Premier League)

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.

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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 Owen Pavey for the layout diagram and to Hugh Grant for the photos of the Global Energy Stadium, Ross County.

Ross County v St Johnstone
Scottish Premier League    
Saturday 30th April 2016, 3pm
Mike Kimberley (Neutral fan)

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

Having driven past the ground previously during a holiday trip, I was keen to visit Victoria Park to watch a match. I also have a friend who is a follower but has not been able to make the trip up until now.

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

Victoria Park is less than five minutes walk from Dingwall Railway Station. It is on the picturesque line from Inverness to the Kyle of Lochalsh, which is well worth taking in a journey, if you have the time.

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

I went straight into the ground after listening to the bagpipers playing on the edge of the car park..I noticed a pub at Dingwall station but I did not use it. .

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

Victoria Park is a small but comfortable ground and there was a group of about one hundred or so away fans who had travelled up from Perth.

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

It was a a warm sunny day with a pleasant end-of-season atmosphere.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Getting away to the station is easy If you have to wait for the next train, then there is the station pub which comes in handy.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A very pleasant day out and visit to Victoria Park.

 

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Updated 13th August 2016

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