Tannadice Park Like?
Rear Of The Eddie Thompson Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
The West & George Fox Stands (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
The West & Jerry Kerr Stands (photo)
Admission Prices For Away Supporters
Layout Of The Ground
John Clark Skoda
Record & Average Attendance
The Dundee Grounds
|What's Tannadice Park Like?|
was improved in the 1990's with the construction of
two new stands and an extension to the existing Main
Stand. One of these is the impressive two tiered
George Fox Stand, running along one side of the
pitch. This stand has a large lower tier and a
smaller top tier. It opened in 1992 and was named
after a former Chairman of the Club. On the other
side is the Main (South) Stand, which was renamed
the Jerry Kerr Stand in 2003, after a former player
and manager. As Aidan Hegarty informs me; 'The
original Main Stand was opened in 1962 and holds a
place in the history of Scottish football grounds in
being the first in Scotland to be constructed with a
cantilever roof to provide column free viewing'. It
is also unusual in that the stand is slightly
'L'-shaped, just extending around the South East
corner of the stadium. Niall Wallace adds; 'It was
intended at the time that the whole ground would be
re-built in a similar manner to the Main Stand, but
due to lack of finance it never happened. It is
worth noting though that the Club was the first ever
to have a glass fronted lounge in the Main Stand for
the benefit of sponsors. This was opened in 1971 and
overlooked the pitch, something that is now a common
sight in grounds across the country today'.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are normally housed on one side of the Jerry Kerr (Main) Stand at one side of the pitch, where around 1,000 supporters can be accommodated. For old firm games and local derbies, then the whole of this stand plus the West Stand can also be given to the away support, increasing the allocation to around 5,400. George Hobb a visiting Hearts supporter adds; 'the ground can sometimes lack a little atmosphere. Plus try to avoid arriving at the ground early, so that you get to miss that awful club mascot!'. I have also received reports of fans being ejected from the ground for persistently standing during the game, so be on your best behaviour.|
|Where To Drink?|
|The Centenary bar near to the ground welcomes both home and away supporters. The bar has two rooms within it, one of which is used for home fans and one for away supporters. George Hobb recommends 'The Clep Bar on Clepington Road. Great pies, friendly bar staff and very reasonable prices. It is only five minutes walk from the ground'.|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
|Dundee train station is
over two miles away from the ground and is quite a
walk away from the ground (25-30mins). Best to jump in
Leave the station and cross the road
at the predestrian crossing. Take
the exit to the right before the walkway
enters the Nethergate centre, this exit
has steps down to Union Street. Go to the top
of Union St & turn right into the High St,
after a couple of hundred yards veer left into the
pedestrianised Murraygate and proceed to the
Wellgate centre. Go via the escalators in the
Wellgate centre to the top floor of the
centre and exit onto Victoria Road. (If Wellgate
is closed, turn left along Panmure Street, right
up Meadowside and right onto Victoria Road to rear
of Wellgate Shopping Centre).
Option 1 (for those fit enough) cross Victoria Road to the foot of the Hilltown walk up this for approx 1/3 mile (it feels like 3) till you reach the junction of Main St & Strathmartine Road this is easily recognisable by the ornamental clock near the junction. Turn right onto Main St and proceed until you reach the junction with Isla St (Church on the corner opposite the excellent Snug Bar). Turn left into Isla St & you will see the ground directly ahead of you.
Option 2 Turn right onto Victoria
Road proceed about 1/4 mile, veer left at the
Eagle Mills into Dens Road. Pass Dura Street, Alexander Street
and Dens Road Market then right into Arklay
Street. Once you reach Tannadice Street you
can see the Tannadice ground.
Thanks to Aidan Hegarty & Neil Gellatly for providing the directions.
|The West & Jerry Kerr Stands|
number of Clubs, Dundee United operate a category
system (A & B), whereby the more popular games
(Aberdeen, Celtic, Hibernian, Hearts + possible cup
matches) cost more to watch than others. Prices are
below with category B prices shown in brackets.
|Official Programme £2.|
|Dundee United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
There are 24 wheelchair spaces made available for away supporters in the rear of West Stand, which is the traditional home end of the ground. Disabled supporters are admitted free, whilst helpers are charged the normal ticket price. Spaces should be booked through your own club prior to matchday. For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.
|Record & Average Attendance|
28,000 v Barcelona, 1966,
Inter Cities Fairs Cup Competition.
2011-2012: 7,481 (Premier League)
2010-2011: 7,389 (Premier League)
2009-2010: 7,821 (Premier League)
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|The Dundee Grounds|
|One of the most unusual aspects of visiting Dundee United is seeing how close the ground is to their rivals Dundee. They are literally a few hundred yards apart on the same road. I believe that these two grounds are the closest together of any in Britain. For an aerial photo showing their close proximity click here.|
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* Although the ground was
officially opened as Tannadice Park, by the newly
formed Dundee Hibernian Club in 1909, football had
been played at the ground which was originally
called Clepington Park, for some 20 years prior to
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