Scottish Ground Guide



Kilmarnock
Rugby Park

Capacity: 18,128 (all seated)
Address: Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, KA1 2DP
Telephone No:  01563 545 300
Fax No: 01563 522 181
Ticket Office No:
01563 545 318
Pitch Size:
115 x 74 yards
Club Nickname: Killie
Year Ground Opened: 1899
Undersoil Heating:
Yes
Shirt Sponsors:
QTS
Home Kit Colours: Blue, White & Red
Away Kit Colours: Red & White Stripes
Kit Manufacturers: 1869
Official Web Site:
www.kilmarnockfc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Killiefc.com
Kilmarnock Mad (Footy Mad Network)
Supporters Trust

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Contents

What's Rugby Park Like?
Frank Beattie Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
East Stand
(photo)
Where To Drink?
Moffat Stand
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Chadwick Stand
(photo)
By Train
Admission Prices
Rugby Park LayoutL
Programme Price
Fixtures 2013-2014

Local Rivals
Fans Reviews
Record & Average Attendance

Hotel Accommodation
Rugby Park Location Map

What's Rugby Park Like?

The ground has been transformed with the building of three new stands in the mid 1990's. Both ends of the ground and one side have been re-developed. The ends are good sized two tiered stands, which are virtually identical. One of these ends, the Chadwick Stand is given to away supporters. There are also electric scoreboards placed on the roof of each end. The East Stand on one side of the pitch is also a relatively new stand, that is similar in height to the two ends. This stand however, does not run the full length of the pitch. Opposite is the older Main Stand, which dates back to the early 1960's. It is smaller than the other stands and has a fair number of supporting pillars which could obstruct your view. In 2010 this stand was renamed the Frank Beattie Stand after a former player. The stadium has unusual looking floodlights protruding from the roofs of the two side stands.

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Frank Beattie Stand


Frank Beattie Stand Rugby Park

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Away fans are housed in the Chadwick Stand at one end of the pitch. The facilities and views from this stand are generally very good, although I have had some fans comment that the leg room is a little tight. David Tennant a visiting St Mirren supporter adds; 'a great ground to visit, with friendly supporters, some good pubs and also don't forget to sample their legendary pies'.

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East Stand
Where To Drink?
There is the Sports Bar underneath the Frank Beattie Stand, which welcomes away fans (although children are not admitted) as does the nearby Park Hotel. Gordon Duff recommends the Howard Arms, in Glencairn Square, which is only a few minutes walk away from the ground. Otherwise, Rugby Park is under a 10 minute walk from the town centre where there are plenty of bars to be found and including the football friendly Portmann Hotel bar and the Brass & Granite.

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Moffat Stand

How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From the A71, take the A759 towards Kilmarnock. Eventually the ground will appear on your left. Turn left off the A735 into South Hamilton Road and left again into Rugby Road for the ground. The ground is quite well signposted around the town. Street parking.

Map showing the location of the Rugby Park football ground
(at the bottom of this page).

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Chadwick Stand

Chadwick Stand

By Train
Kilmarnock Station is principally served by trains from Glasgow. The ground is around about 15-20 minute walk away from the station. Emerging from the train station you will find yourself at the top of John Finnie Street. Walk sown this street against the flow of one way traffic. At the traffic lights at the bottom of the street (by the Sheriff Court) turn right into Portland Road. Take the second left at the traffic lights into South Hamilton Street and proceed to first right turn into Rugby Road and the ground.

Thanks to Stephen Millar for providing the directions.

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Admission Prices 
All games (except Celtic):
East & Frank Beattie (West) Stands:
Adults 22, Concessions 15, Under 12's 5 (when accompanied by an adult)
Chadwick Stand (Away):
Adults 22, Concessions
15, Under 12's 5 (when accompanied by an adult)
Moffat Stand: Adults 17, Concessions 10, Under 16's 5


Celtic match:
All areas of the ground:
Adults 25, Concessions 15

Concessions apply to over 65's, under 18's and students with a valid matriculation card.

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Ground Layout

Layout

Programme Price
Official Programme 3

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Kilmarnock FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Local Rivals
Ayr United.

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Fans Reviews
Be the first to provide a visiting fans review of Rugby Park. Find out more..

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
35.995 v Rangers, 
Scottish Cup, March 10th, 1962.

Average Attendance:

2012-2013: 4,647 (Premier League)
2011-2012: 5,537 (Premier League)
2010-2011: 6,427 (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. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from the football ground.

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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 Rugby Park



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Last Revised:  19 November
2013