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
|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.
Claire Elliott a visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers fan adds; 'I can only say what a hospitable club East Fife is. The bar is reasonably priced and has a good view of the pitch. Now the power station that used to be opposite the ground has gone, you also get a nice view of the sea. A very friendly club indeed'.
|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:
4,700 v Rangers
League One, October 26th 2013
22,515 v Raith Rovers
Division One, January 2nd, 1950.
2013-2014: 1,249 (League One)
2012-2013: 526 (Division Two)
2011-2012: 599 (Division Two)
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