Scottish Ground Guide


Heart Of Midlothian FC
Tynecastle Stadium

Capacity: 18,008 (all seated)
Address: Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL
Telephone No: 0871 663 1874
Fax No: 0131 200 7222
Pitch Size: 107 x 74 yards
Club Nickname: Hearts or Jam Tarts
Year Ground Opened: 1886
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Home Shirt Sponsors: None
Away Shirt Sponsors: Foundation of Hearts
Kit Manufacturers: Adidas
Home Kit Colours: Maroon and White
Away Kit Colours: Light Blue & White Stripes
Official Web Site:
www.heartsfc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Forevergorgie
Jambos Net Forum
London Hearts
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Contents

What's Tynecastle Like?
Looking Towards The Roseburn Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?

The Gorgie & Wheatfield Stands (photo)
Layout Of The Ground
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Main Stand (photo)
What Do The Fans Sing?
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme & Fanzines
Fixtures 2014-2015
Stadium Tours
Disabled Facilities
Fans Reviews
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
View From The Wheatfield Stand (video)
Tynecastle Location Map

What's Tynecastle Like?

The ground has improved greatly with the re-development of three sides of the ground during the 1990's. The Roseburn, Gorgie & Wheatfield Stands, are all good sized single tiered stands, that are similar in design and height. Only the Main Stand on one side of the pitch, remains of the 'old' Tynecastle. Originally completed just after the First World War, it looks somewhat out of place amongst its shiny new neighbours. It is two tiered, smaller than the other stands and has a fair few supporting pillars. On top of this stand perches a model of an owl, which is there to help deter the presence of other birds to the ground.

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Looking Towards The Roseburn Stand


Photo Looking Towards The Roseburn Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Away fans are housed in the Roseburn Stand at one end of the ground, where up to 3,676 supporters can be accommodated. Clubs with a small following may find that a smaller portion of this stand is allocated. The steep slope of the stand ensures a good view of the pitch and the facilities on offer are good. Apart from the Old Firm games and local derbies against Hibs, the atmosphere can be lacking.

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Where To Drink?
George Hobb informs me; 'The Station Bar in Gorgie Road to the west of the stadium always has a warm welcome for away fans. Also is Ryries which is a good pub and is within 10 mins walking distance of the ground'

George continues; 'Any neutral visitors should of course visit the legendary Athletic Arms (see below). Other notable bars include the Tynecastle Arms, which  is only a corner kick away from the ground and among the memorabilia on display is the Jersey worn by Super Wayne Foster when he scored the winning goal Against Hibs in a cup tie a few years ago. For some more football Memorabilia John Robertsonís bar is also worth a visit. Both these bars are located In Gorgie Road and get very busy on match days, so get there early'.

My favourite pub near to the ground is the Athletic Arms. The pub, nicknamed 'Diggers' as it overlooks a graveyard, serves great beer and has great service. In fact it not unusual to see fans just ordering with their fingers, as when you just indicate, two, three, four, the barman knows that you just want their excellent ale.

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The Gorgie & Wheatfield Stands


Photo The Gorgie & Wheatfield Stands

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

Follow the M8 towards Edinburgh. At the end of the M8 take the A720 (Edinburgh By Pass) southwards towards Dalkeith. Leave the A720 at the junction with the A71 and follow the A71 into Edinburgh. You will eventually reach the ground on your left. Street parking.

Map showing the location of Tynecastle Football Ground 
(at the bottom of this page).

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By Train
The nearest train station is Edinburgh Haymarket, which is a around a 15 minute walk away from the ground. You can see the ground as you come into the station. On leaving the station turn right at the Ryries pub, into Dalry Road. Dalry Road runs into Gorgie Road. About one mile on and the ground is visible from the first major road junction/set of traffic lights.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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The Main Stand


Photo The Main Stand

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Local Rivals
Hibernian, Rangers & Celtic.

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Admission Prices 

The club operate a category system for matches (A & B), so that admission prices are varied dependant on which club is being played. Category A prices (for games against Hibernian and Rangers) are shown below, whilst Category B match prices (for all other league games) are shown in brackets:

Home Fans:
Wheatfield Stand (Upper Centre):
Adults £30 (£27), Concessions £22 (£19), Under 18's £19 (£17) Under 12's £15 (£10)
Wheatfield Stand (Upper Wings):
Adults £26 (£23), Concessions £19 (£16),
Under 18's £16 (£14) Under 12's £10 (£5)
Wheatfield Stand (Lower Tier):
Adults £24 (£19), Concessions £18 (£14),
Under 18's £15 (£12) Under 12's £10 (£5)
Gorgie Stand (Upper Tier):

Adults £26 (£23), Concessions £19 (£16), Under 18's £16 (£14) Under 12's £10 (£5)
Gorgie Stand (Lower Tier):
Adults £23 (£17), Concessions £17 (£12), Under 18's £14 (£10) Under 12's £10 (£5)
Main Stand:
Adults £24 (£19), Concessions £18 (£14), Under 18's £15 (£12) Under 12's £10 (£5)

Away Fans:
Roseburn Stand (Upper Tier):
Adults £26 (£23), Concessions £19 (£16), Under 18's £16 (£14) Under 12's £10 (£5
Roseburn Stand (Lower Tier):
Adults £23 (£17), Concessions £17 (£12), Under 18's £14 (£10) Under 12's £10 (£5)

Concessions apply to over 65's and students in full time education.

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Programme & Fanzines
Official Programme £2.50
No Idle Talk Fanzine £1.
ATB (Always the Bridesmaid) Fanzine £1.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Fixtures 2014-2015
Heart of Midlothian FC (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Stadium Tours
The Club run weekly tours on most Thursdays and Fridays and monthly on a Saturday day time and Thursday evening. Tours cost Adults £6, Concessions £5, Under 16's £4. There is also a family ticket available (2 Adults + 2 Children) £15. Tours should be booked in advance by calling the Club on 0131 200 7282.

Disabled Facilities
A number of wheelchair spaces are available along the walkways of the Gorgie, Roseburn & Wheatfield Stands. These also include provision for one helper per wheelchair space. Disabled fans are admitted free, although helpers are required to pay (Category A Matches £15, other matches £10). Access to these stands is via lifts situated in the Gorgie & Roseburn Stands.

A limited number of seats for ambulant supporters are made available in the Main Stand which cost £15 for Category matches and £10 for other matches.

Places need to be booked in advance by calling 0871 663 1874.

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Fans Reviews
Matt Lawton (Hibernian) 17/8/14
Kevin Wrenn (Liverpool) 23/8/12
Jim Prentice (Rangers) 27/3/10

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
53,396 v Glasgow Rangers, February 13th 1932.
Scottish Cup 3rd Round.

Average Attendance:

2013-2014: 14,123 (Premier League)
2012-2013: 13,163 (Premier League)
2011-2012: 13,381 (Premier League)

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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.

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Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.


View From The Wheatfield Stand


Special thanks to Haydn Gleed for providing the video above.

Map Showing The Location Of Tynecastle in Edinburgh




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



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Last Revised:   14 September
2014