|What's Windsor Park
North Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Where To Drink?
Looking Towards The Alex Russell Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Video Tour Around The Ground
Windsor Park Area Map
|What's Windsor Park Like?|
Windsor Park is at last seeing some much needed investment with the start of a £35m project to transform the stadium. This will involve the building of two new stands on the South side and and at the East End. The new South stand will extend around the South East and South West corners, enclosing Windsor Park in those areas. The existing North and Kop Stands are also to be renovated. This will result in a modern 18,000 capacity stadium. This project puts paid for the time being, the hopes for a new national stadium to be built in Northern Ireland. Artists impressions of how Windsor Park will look, after the works have been completed, can be found on the Irish Football Association website.
Work has already commenced with the demolition of the South Stand and the removal of the temporary stand at the East End, so that for the time being the stadium is only composed of two sides. Parts of the South Stand had been in existence for over 100 years, with parts of dating back to when it was first built in 1909. It was also designed by the notable Scottish architect Archibald Leitch who in the early part of the 20th century designed a number of stands and grounds throughout Britain. So another Leitch design has now been confined to the history books.
one side of the stadium is
the North Stand. This
covered all seated stand
is two tiered and has a
capacity of 6,862 red
seats (when the stand was
originally opened in the
1980s red seats were one
of the few colours
available). The stand had
new roof panels fitted
during 2010. At the West
end of the ground is the impressive
looking Kop Stand, which boasts just under 4,000 royal
blue seats, housed in a covered steep single tier.
Both these stands are cantilevered meaning that fans
enjoy unobstructed views across the playing area. For
the time being the stadium retains its relatively low
People arriving at the ground by foot from the
nearby Adelaide railway station will arrive at a tall
and wide, dark green painted footbridge, where a
beautiful collection of murals
depicting former Northern Ireland players and famous
quotes from managers and commentators adorn the walls,
inside and outside. Sadly this bridge is also graffiti
shrewn, and has a cage of steel which blocks the
elevated view of the ground and the hills in the
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
the redevelopment taking place at Windsor Park, then for
the 2014-2015 season, away fans will be housed in part
of the Kop Stand (the traditional Linfield FC home end)
at one end of the stadium. The seating in this area
offers an excellent unobstructed view of the pitch and
the facilities are adequate.
|Where To Drink?|
There are no pubs in the immediate vicinity of the ground however there is a number of food and drink shops within a short distance along Lisburn Road, and plenty to choose from in the city centre.
|Alex Russell Stand|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Portadown, Dungannon & The South:
There are a number of
Railway stations to the south of Belfast, all within
20 minutes walk of the ground. These are Belfast
Central, City Hospital, Botanic and Great Victoria
Street, with Adelaide Station being 2 minutes walk
south of the ground. All slow train services from
Portadown and Bangor stop at these stations, however
the Enterprise Service from Belfast Central to Dublin
Connolly only stop at Botanic.
OAPS/Under 18's: £6
|Official Programme £2|
|Biggest rivalry is with East Belfast club Glentoran, But also Crusaders & Cliftonville from North Belfast.|
|Northern Ireland Premier league fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
Turner (Neutral) 23/2/13
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|Video Tour Of Windsor Park|
The Ulster Groundhopper
provides us with this excellent below about Windsor
Park, which also
includes some history and background about the
area. Please note the video was made before the
|Map Showing The Location Of Windsor Park And Railway Station|
anything is incorrect or you have something to add,
me and I'll update the guide.
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