McDiarmid Park Like?
Future Ground Developments
East Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
Looking Towards The North Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Layout Of The Ground
Record & Average Attendance
|What's McDiarmid Park Like?|
The ground was built in 1989, and replaced the former home of Muirton Park. The ground consists of four single tiered stands, that are covered and all seated. Three of the stands are of the same height, with the Main Stand at one side of the ground, being a little taller. Overall the ground has a tidy compact feel to it. There is an electric scoreboard situated in one corner of the ground.
Plans for a new road to be constructed that will link the centre of Perth with the A9, may mean that the North Stand at one end of the ground will need to be demolished to make way for it. If the new road plans come to fruition, then it is believed that the Club would build a smaller replacement stand.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are primarily housed in the North Stand will be allocated where up to 2,000 fans can be accommodated. The facilities and view of the playing action are good in this area. For those games where the away side has a large travelling support then the South (Ormond) Stand can also be allocated as well as part of the West (Main) Stand towards the North Stand.|
|Where To Drink?|
|The closest pub is the 208 Bar which is on Crieff Road about 300 yards away from the ground. The bar is popular with both home and away supporters.|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Perth train station is nearly three miles away from the ground, which is really too far to walk. Best bet is to grab a taxi. Gerry Smith adds; 'You can also get a bus up to the stadium. Just walk straight down the road outside the railway station, for no more than 10 minutes. You will come to the Mill Street Interchange on the right, where from there you can get a number 2 bus direct to the ground for the princely sum of £3.10 return. Not only that, but the Mill Street interchange is right next to a large and welcoming pub, so it's guaranteed that the money you save on taxi fares is wisely invested!'
For home supporters there are 10 wheelchair spaces available in the Main Stand plus another 10 in the East Stand. Away fans also have 10 places available on a newly constructed viewing area in the Main (West) Stand, with an accessible toilet facility nearby. Places should be booked with the Club in advance of the game. Disabled supporters are admitted at a cost of £10, whilst the carer is admitted free.
In addition the club has 20 places for those with a visual impairment. An induction loop is available providing match commentary.
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.
|Official Programme £2.|
Dundee and Dundee United.
|St Johnstone FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
Jim Prentice (Rangers) 14/1/12
|Record & Average Attendance|
At McDiarmid Park
10,721 v Rangers, February 26th 1990.
At Muirton Park
29,972 v Dundee, Scottish Cup, February 1951.
2011-2012: 4,169 (Premier League)
2010-2011: 3,841 (Premier League)
2009-2010: 4,717 (Premier League)
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