Scottish Ground Guide


Hibernian FC
Easter Road

Capacity: 20,451 (all seated)
Address:
12 Albion Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5QG
Telephone No: 0131 661 2159
Fax No: 0131 659 6488
Ticket Office: 0131 661 1875
Pitch Size: 112 x 74 yards
Club Nickname: The Hibees
Year Ground Opened: 1893
Undersoil Heating:
Yes
Shirt Sponsors: 
Marathon Bet
Kit Manufacturers:
Nike
Home Kit Colours: Green and White
Away Kit Colours: White and Green
Official Web Site:
www.hibs.org.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Hibees Bounce
Mass Hibsteria
London Hibs
Hibernian Mad (Footy Mad Network)
Hibs.Net Message Board

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Contents

What's Easter Road Like?
West Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
South Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
East Stand
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Famous Five Stand
(photo)
By Train
Layout Of The Ground
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme & Fanzine
Fixtures 2014-2015
Disabled Facilities
Fans Reviews
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation

Easter Road Location Map

What's Easter Road Like?

The ground has improved dramatically with the whole ground being re-built over the last two decades. The latest addition is the new East Stand which was opened in August 2010. This 6,500 capacity all seated stand, is single tiered and is quite steep, keeping fans close to the playing action. It is covered, has windshields to either side, and at the back just below the roof line are a strip of perspex panels to allow more natural light to reach the pitch.

Opposite is the impressive looking West Stand, which was opened in 2001. Although the same height as the East Stand, it is two tiered and contains the team entrance tunnel and dugouts. Its upper tier is much steeper than the lower, with a gap between housing corporate hospitality facilities. It too also has windshields to either side and a large perspex strip just below the roof. Both ends were built in the mid 1990's and are virtually identical to one another. Each is two tiered and look unusual as a small corner of the top tier slopes away at an angle rather than being the normal rectangular shape.

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West Stand

West Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are normally housed in the lower tier of the South Stand at one end. However if demand requires it then the whole of the South Stand can be given to away supporters. Usually a good day out, that is both enjoyable and hassle free. 

Peter Llewellyn adds 'On my last visit in May I was reminded of how near Easter Road is to the sea. It was a hot day when I set out and most fans were wearing just a shirt. A sea mist came down during the first half and obscured the top of Arthurís Seat which can be seen clearly in one of the corners. By the second half mists were swirling round the ground and Arthurís Seat had disappeared. The temperature went from about 25C to about 6 or 7C and it was freezing. I didnít get completely w
arm until stopping for a bite to eat at Biggar on the way home!'

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South Stand


The South Stand

Thanks to Jean Francois-Foxhal for providing the two photos above.

Where To Drink?
Stuart Gilbert, informs me; 'As a rule of thumb, the bars at the top of Easter Road, running from London Road down as far as Albion Road are generally used by visiting fans as these are nearest to where they will be funnelled into and out of the ground at Bothwell Street. Middletons and The Mash Tun are two of note.
 
Further (North) down Easter Road you have pubs like the Four in Hand, the Office, the Iona and Tamsons.  These are generally haunts for home fans on match days, however (with the exception of a few obvious opposing team's fans) they would be generally safe enough to visit and will welcome well behaved folk, especially neutrals.
 
Slightly further afield from Easter Road, the pubs on Leith Walk (no more than 5 minutes walk away) can also have decent atmosphere on match days, with Robbies Bar (Leith Walk and corner of Iona Street) and The Harp and Castle (on Leith Walk directly across from Dalmeny Street) generally hosting large numbers of supporters up until about 15 minutes before kick off'.

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East Stand


East Stand, Easter Road

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Not the easiest of grounds to find as it is located in the North East part of Edinburgh, the other side of the city centre to the way that most people approach the city from the M8. 

From The M8:
At the end of the M8, follow signs for the City Centre. Upon reaching the City Centre follow signs for Leith (A900). Continue towards Leith on the A900 and at the junction with the B1350, turn right onto London Road (B1350). It is then the fourth left at the crossroads, onto Easter Road and then the fourth right into Albion Road for the ground.

From The South: (and avoiding the City Centre)
Follow the A1 into Edinburgh. Turn right onto the B1350 London Road and then right at the crossroads into Easter Road. Take the fourth right into Albion Road for the ground.

Street parking.

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

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Famous Five Stand

Famous Five Stand,
                    Easter Road

Thanks to John Saliba for providing the two photos above.

By Train
The ground is around a twenty minute walk away from Edinburgh Waverley station. Exit the station via the Waverley Steps on to Prince's Street. Cross the Road and head for Leith Street which is about 200 yards diagonally opposite from the exit to the station. Go straight down Leith Street which leads onto Leith Walk for about a quarter mile and turn right along London Road. Walk a further half mile to the top of Easter Road on your left. The Stadium is about 300 yards down Easter Road on your right hand side. Scott Cornwall adds; 'From George Street (which is behind and runs parallel to Princes Street) you can catch the Lothian Bus Number 1, which terminates at the bottom of Easter Road.' You can view a timetable for this bus on the Lothian Buses website (please note that George Street is not mentioned on the timetable but is located between Semple Street and Leith Street, which are).

Thanks to Jim Adie for providing the train station information.

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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Ground Layout


Layout

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Local Rivals
Heart Of Midlothian.

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Admission Prices 

Admission prices vary in accordance with the category of the match. Category A prices are shown here with category B prices in brackets.

All sections of the ground:
Adults £28* (£22), Concessions £14 (£12)

Concessions apply to Over 65's. Under 18's and Students.

Category A Games are Hearts and Rangers.

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Programme & Fanzine
Official Programme £2.50
Mass Hibsteria Fanzine £1.

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Fixtures 2014-2015
Hibernian FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Fans Reviews
Alex Royal 25/5/14
Jim Prentice (Rangers) 26/1/11

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
65,860 v Heart Of Midlothian, 1950.

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 11,027 (Premier League)
2012-2013: 10,489
(Premier League)
2011-2012: 9,909 (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.

Access their Edinburgh Hotels and Guest Houses page
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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.


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Map Showing The Location Of Easter Road




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




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Last Revised: 27 July
2014