Scottish Ground Guide


Ross County FC
Global Energy Stadium

(But still known to many as Victoria Park)
Capacity:
6,541 (All seated)
Address:
Jubilee Road, Dingwall, IV15 9QZ
Telephone No: 01349 860 860
Fax No: 01349 866 277
Pitch Size:
100 x 75 yards
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Club Nickname: Staggies & The County
Year Ground Opened:
1929
Shirt Sponsors: CRC-Evans
Kit Manufacturers: Carbrini
Home Kit Colours: Navy Blue and White
Away Kit Colours: Red and White
Official Web Site: 
www.rosscountyfootballclub.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site:
The Jailender


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Contents

What's Victoria Park Like?
East Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
West Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
North End
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Jail End
(photo)
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Layout Of The Ground
Fixtures 2014-2015
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
Stadium Location Map

What's Victoria Park Like?

With promotion to the SPL the ground has been transformed into a modern all seated stadium. Both end terraces have been replaced by covered seated stands and the East Stand at one side of the pitch has been extended towards the Jail End.

The West Stand on one side, is an attractive looking all seated, covered stand, with a row of executive boxes running across the back. This stand was originally opened in 1991, but was extended in 2000, so that the stand now runs for the whole length of the pitch. Opposite is the East Stand, a small, covered, all seated stand, which was built in 1995. An additional 538 seats were added to this stand (on one side) during 2012. Both Ends are covered seated stands that were opened in 2012. The larger of these is the North Stand, which is given to away supporters. This smart looking single tiered stand is free of supporting pillars. Opposite the Jail End is the traditional area for the more vocal home fans to congregate. It is a more simpler affair and half the size of the larger North Stand. It is partially covered (to the rear) and some supporting pillars running across its middle. The stadium is completed with a set of four modern floodlight pylons.

The ground was renamed the Global Energy Stadium in 2012 in corporate sponsorship deal.

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East Stand


East Stand, Victoria Park

Thanks to Hugh Grant for providing the photos for this page.

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Away fans are primarily housed in the North Stand, at one end of the ground where just under 2,000 supporters can be accommodated. This stand is covered, all seated and the facilities good. For larger away followings then part of the West Stand can also be made available. Please note though that entrance to the ground is by ticket only, no cash is accepted at the turnstiles. You will need to buy your ticket from the ticket office, which is the dark red portacabin which is situated by the car park across the road from the West Stand.

Kevin Mort adds; 'Ross County is the friendliest sports ground I have been to. The fans are friendly, views from the East Stand (as a neutral I sat amongst the home support) are excellent and if the game gets dull, the Easter Ross hills in the background are magnificent. The ground is a just few minutes walk from Dingwall Station, but beware that trains south do not run until a couple of hours after the game. The pies are superb and the facilities good. The home fans generate plenty of noise from the Jail End. A very relaxed experience and thoroughly recommended'.

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West Stand

West Stand Victoria Park

Where To Drink?
The ground is five minutes walk away from the town centre, where there are plenty of bars to choose from. Scott Armstrong recommends; 'The Mallard is a good friendly pub with excellent bar food. It is located by the railway station and only 300 yards from Victoria Park'.

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North End



North End Victoria Park
 

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

Take the A835 into Dingwall. On approaching the centre, turn right into Park Street and then right onto the High Street. Continue down the High Street and straight on into Ferry Road. The ground is down on the right. If you get lost, follow signs for the railway station, as the ground is right by it. There is a car park at the ground, which costs 2.

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

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By Train
Dingwall train station is only a few minutes walk away from the ground.

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Jail End

Jail End Victoria Park

Local Rivals
Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Admission Prices 

East & West Stands:
Adults 24, Concessions 14, Under 16's 10
North & Jail Ends:
Adults 20, Concessions 12, Under 16's 10

Concessions apply to OAP's and full time students.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
8,000 v Rangers (1966)

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 3,787 (Premier League)
2012-2013: 4,430 (Premier League)
2012-2013: 3,712 (Premier League)

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Hotel Accommodation

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Map Showing The Location Of The Global Energy Stadium




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Last Revised:  20 July 2014