Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
Layout Of The Ground
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Record & Average Attendance
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|What's The Ground Like?|
The ground was opened in 1998, after the Club moved from its old Bayview ground. It currently has only one stand, which sits at one side of the pitch. However the stand is of a fair size, is covered and all seated. The space & height between rows is adequate, giving fans a good view of the action.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are located in the North part of the Main Stand, where up to 1,000 can be accommodated. The facilities in this stand, as you would expect from a new ground are good, with even the stadium music and announcer piped through to the toilets! The ground is right on the coast and at times a biting wind can come off the North Sea so make sure that you wrap up well. On the down side, though, I would have to say that the outlook from this stand over the back of the ground has to be one of the ugliest I have seen at a football ground, with some huge old power station sitting beyond the grounds' perimeter.|
|Where To Drink?|
|There is a social club above the Main Stand, which welcomes away fans. It is quite a comfortable club, which enjoys views across the ground.|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
The ground is quite
easy to find as it is situated on the sea front and
is quite visible from a distance. From Kirkcaldy
take the A911 towards Methil and then the A915 to
Leven. Then turn right onto the A955 towards Leven
& Methil. Follow the A955 through Methil towards
Buckhaven. As you go along the sea front, the ground
should be visible over to your left. Turn left onto
the B932 (South Street) and then left again into
Harbour View Road. The ground is down the bottom of
this road on the left. There is a fair sized car
park at the ground.
|There is no railway
station in Methil itself. The nearest is in Kirkcaldy
which is around eight miles away. John Thompson
adds; 'On Saturdays' there is an excellent X26 bus
service from Kirkcaldy to nearby Leven leaving Kirckaldy
about every 30 minutes and goes to Leven Bus station
which is about 10 minutes walk from Bayview, on the
other side of the old Methil Power Station. After the
game there was a 17:15 X26 leaving from Leven bus
station which was made no problem allowing me good time
back at Kirkcaldy , that X26 actually goes back to
Glasgow via Dunfermline'.
Thorsten Mankel adds; 'If you want to go back to or from Kirkcaldy (the nearest train station), the best way is the Number 7 bus (Dunfermline to Leven). It leaves Kirkcaldy bus station (stance 1) every 30 minutes, passes the train station and stops on the street in front of Bayview, journey time around 35 minutes. This is possible even on a midweek game with the bus leaving on the street in front of Bayview at 9.42 or 10.42 pm back to Kirkcaldy/Dunfermline. For further information visit the Stagecoach website.
|Raith Rovers, Cowdenbeath.|
|Official Programme £1.50.|
|East Fife FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
At Bayview Stadium:
1,980 v Raith Rovers,
Division Two, November 8th 2008
22,515 v Raith Rovers
Division One, January 2nd, 1950.
2011-2012: 599 (Division Two)
2010-2011: 548 (Division Two)
2009-2010: 603 (Division Two)
|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 &
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but it will go to help with the running costs of
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|If anything is incorrect
or you have something to add, please e-mail
me and I'll update the guide.
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