Looking Towards The East Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
North Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Layout Of Ground
Record & Average Attendance
|What's Almondvale Stadium Like?|
This purpose built
stadium opened in 1995. It is a small, compact but smart looking ground.
All four stands are of roughly the same height and
two corners of the ground are filled with covered
seating. There are open corners to the ground on
either side of the West Stand, at one side of the
pitch, which also has a few supporting
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are located in the North Stand and the North East corner of the ground. Up to 4,000 fans can be accommodated in this area. Livingston are a family orientated club and hence you are likely to have an enjoyable and relaxing day out. There is also a small band of drummers and trumpeters in the Livingston crowd who try to raise the atmosphere throughout the game, with a number of well known tunes. Aidan Hegarty a visiting Dundee United supporter adds; 'visitors should be aware that the club operates a zero tolerance policy towards foul or abusive language, so try to be on your best behaviour'.|
|Where To Drink?|
|George Hobbs informs me, 'try The Lime Kiln up from the Main Stand, that was quite popular on my visit'. Whilst up at the McArthur Glen Shopping Centre, there is a Wetherspoons pub, called the Newyearfield, although no football colours are allowed to be displayed.|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
is situated approximately 18 miles west of Edinburgh
and easily accessible from the M8 motorway. The
stadium is fairly well signposted around the town.
The following directions from the M8 are not
necessarily the quickest, but they are fairly
straightforward to follow.
|There are two stations
that are in reach of the ground. Livingston North
& Livingston South. The North station
is served by trains from Glasgow
Queens Street and Edinburgh, whilst
the South Station is served by trains from
Glasgow Central and Edinburgh. Both
stations are served by trains
from Glasgow and
Edinburgh. Both stations are around a 25-30
minute walk away from the ground.
Exit Livingston North railway station and turn right, heading downhill towards the town centre. You can walk by the main road or take the more pleasant network of paths. You want the Alderstone Path, following directions for St John's Hospital, Howden and Town Centre. When you reach the hospital, youíll see the first signposts for the ground, further downhill along the main road and then on the left. The walk takes 30 minutes. Thanks to Andy Little a visiting Partick Thistle supporter for providing the directions.
|With being a relatively new club, local rivalries have yet to be firmly established. However, if the club maintains its current growth, then the Edinburgh clubs may be the focus of rivalry.|
|Official Programme £2.50.|
|Livingston FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
10,112 v Rangers, Premier League, October 27th, 2001.
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|If anything is incorrect
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