|What's Seaview Like?
Mural on Corner of St Vincent Street & Entrance Gate (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Looking Towards The Construct Stadia Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Main Stand (photo)
How To Get There & Where To Park
Wavin Stand (photo)
Construct Stadia Stand (photo)
St Vincent Street Stand (photo)
Seaview Location Map
Video Tour Of Seaview
|What's Seaview Like?|
located two miles north of Belfast City Centre,
sandwiched in a thin wedge of land between the A2
Shore Road and the Belfast to Larne railway line.
The stadium has seen some recent investment with new
stands being constructed at each end and the St
Vincents Street Terrace being made all seated in
Steve informs me; 'The club have submitted plans for a new stadium in Duncrue, a half mile from the current stadium. The club are seeking private funding for this project after European funding was rejected. The plans are for a 6,000 capacity all seater stadium'. In an interesting move the Club have also announced that if they were to move, then the two new all seater stands at the Shore Road and Railway Ends, would be relocated to the new site.
|Mural on Corner of St Vincent Street & Entrance Gate|
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Visitors are allocated the Wavin West (Shore Road) Stand at one end of the ground. This all seated stand is only six rows high and has a capacity of 630 seats. Unlike the former terrace that it replaced, it does have a roof, which gives some shelter from the elements. A burger stand and basic toilet facilities are located between the Shore Road terrace and St Vincent Street stands. Fan segregation is not usually imposed and if relations between the two sets of fans are considered good then visiting fans can take a seat in the Main Stand or even stand with the majority of Crusaders fans in the Railway end. In such circumstances visiting fans are also welcome in the members bar and function room of the club.|
|Where To Drink?|
Steve informs me; 'If there
is no segregation imposed then visiting fans will be
allowed onto St Vincent Street and in turn into the
social club function room, which has two bars and a
big screen, which shows the lunchtime kick off in
England or Scotland before the game. If the club
have deemed it safe enough to allow visiting fans
into the club then they should have no problems with
the home fans as long as any banter is kept good
natured and light hearted. In such circumstances the
atmosphere between fans is quite relaxed.
|How To Get There & Where To Park|
Ballymena, Antrim & the North:
Follow the M2 into the outskirts of North Belfast, exit Junction 1 at the Fortwilliam Roundabout. Follow signposts to the city centre and turn left into the A2 Shore Road. The ground is on the left hand side.
From Lisburn, Portadown & the South:
Take the M1 into Belfast South.At the Junction 1 Roundabout continue into the A12 Westlink, then take a left turn into the A2 York Street.Once past the Yorkgate Shopping Centre the ground is no more than 5 minutes drive on the right hand side.
From Bangor & Newtonards:
Take the A2 Sydenham
Bypass into East Belfast. Follow onto the M3, as the
road passes over the river Lagan, turn off into
Great Georges Street. At the A2 junction turn right
into York Street. Once past the Yorkgate Shopping
Centre the ground is no more than 5 minutes drive on
the right hand side.
is approx 1.5 miles north of Yorkgate railway station,
which is on the Belfast Central to Larne line, however
for those arriving at either Belfast Central or
Belfast Great Victoria Street Railway Station and
Europa Bus Station, catch Metro bus 2 (Shore Road)
from Donegal Square West, opposite Belfast City Hall.
A return fare from Great Victoria Street to Yorkgate costs £2 and trains leave no more than 9 minutes apart from 9am on a fourteen minute journey.
The number 2 bus services run no more than 8 minutes apart all day and stops right outside the ground.
Directions from Yorkgate Railway station to the ground:
Come out of the station exit and turn right into York Road. Follow the road for 10-15 minutes, Seaview will appear directly on the right hand side.
Arriving in Belfast at Great Victoria Street Railway Station & Europa Bus Station:
The ground is around 20-30 minutes walk north of the station and city centre, however, for those that would like to visit Belfast City Centre before the game, when you come out of the bus station concourse / retail shops turn left, pass the opera house, and take a right turn into Howard Street.
This will lead you towards City Hall and the shops and restaurants in the heart of the City. From City Hall you have the option of either taking a taxi to the ground or catching Metro Bus 2 from Donegal Square West, opposite Belfast City Hall. This bus travels along York Street, with the ground appearing on the right hand side after a 10 minute journey.
Walking directions from Belfast City Hall to Seaview:
Starting at the corner
of Donegall Place, next to McDonalds, follow the
shopping street north,
Vincent Street Stand
|Official Programme £2|
|Belfast Premier League clubs Cliftonville, Linfield and Glentoran and closer to home, near neighbours Brantwood. The rivalry with Linfield is a friendly one and the atmosphere at games is good natured.|
Northern Ireland Premier league fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).
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