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East Fife

Ground Name: First 2 Finance Bayview Stadium
Capacity: 2,000 (all seated)
Address:
Harbour View, Methil, Fife, KY8 3RW
Telephone No: 01333 426 323
Fax No: 01333 426 376
Pitch Size:
115 x 75 yards
Club Nickname: Fifers
Year Ground Opened: 1998
Home Kit Colours: Black & Gold
Official Web Site:
www.eastfife.info
Unofficial Web Sites:
East Fife History
C'mon On The Fife
Away From The Numbers

Map

Contents

What's The Ground Like?
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
By Train
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Fixtures 2012-2013
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
Feedback

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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.

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Main Stand


Main Stand

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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.

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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. 

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Ground Layout


Layout

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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.

For a map showing the location of the ground click here
(to take you to the Street Map website).

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By Train
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.

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Local Rivals
Raith Rovers, Cowdenbeath.

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Admission Prices 

Adults: £13
Senior Citizens: £10
Children
: £5


Family Ticket: 1 Adult + 1 Child £16, 2 Adults + 2 Children £19.

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Programme Price
Official Programme £1.50.

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Fixtures 2012-2013
East Fife FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
At Bayview Stadium:
1,980 v Raith Rovers,
Division Two, November 8th 2008

At Bayview
22,515 v Raith Rovers
Division One, January 2nd, 1950.

Average Attendance:
2011-2012: 599 (Division Two)
2010-2011: 548 (Division Two)
2009-2010: 603 (Division Two)

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Hotel Accommodation
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.

Access their Methil Hotels and Guest Houses page.

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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me and I'll update the guide.




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Last Revised:  1 November 2012