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)
Layout Of The Ground
Programme & Fanzine
Record & Average Attendance
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.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
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 warm until stopping for a bite to eat at Biggar on the way home!'
Thanks to Jean Francois-Foxhal for providing the two photos above.
|Where To Drink?|
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'.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
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.
Map showing the location of the Easter Road Football Ground (at the bottom of this page).
|Famous Five Stand|
Thanks to John Saliba for providing the two photos above.
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 normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the thetrainline website to see how much you can save.
|Heart Of Midlothian.|
Admission prices vary in
accordance with the category of the match. Category
A prices are shown here with category B prices in
* These cost £17 (£15)
for concessions in the Famous Five Stand upper tier.
Other areas of the ground are as above.
|Programme & Fanzine|
Mass Hibsteria Fanzine £1.
|Hibernian FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Jim Prentice (Rangers) 26/1/11|
|Record & Average Attendance|
65,860 v Heart Of Midlothian, 1950.
2012-2013: 10,489 (Premier League)
2011-2012: 9,909 (Premier League)
2010-2011: 11,673 (Premier League)
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|Map Showing The Location Of Easter Road|
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