Scottish Ground Guide

St Johnstone
McDiarmid Park

Capacity: 10,673 (all seated)
Address: Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2SJ
Telephone No: 01738 459 090
Fax No: 01738 625 771
Ticket Office:
01738 455 000
Pitch Size:
115 x 75 yards
Club Nickname: The Saints
Year Ground Opened:
1989
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Home Kit Colours: Blue & White
Away Kit Colours: Yellow & Blue
Kit Manufacturers: Joma
Shirt Sponsors: Brown Construction
Official Web Site: www.perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Temple Of Saints
www.stjohnstonefc.co.uk


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Contents

What's 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

By Train
Admission Prices
Layout Of The Ground

Disabled Facilities
Programme Price

Local Rivals

Fixtures 2013-2014
Fans Reviews
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation

McDiarmid Park Location Map


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.

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Future Developments

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.

East Stand


East Stand

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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 Ormond Stand can also be allocated as well as part of the West (Main) Stand towards the North Stand.

For a number of games the Ormond Stand serves as a 'mixed' family stand which is open to both home and away supporters with young families. On occassions when the Ormond Stand is not available to away fans, then Family Tickets can be purchased for the relevant away stand.

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Where To Drink?
There is a bar behind the Main Stand which welcomes visiting supporters. Apart from being handily located it also has the benefit of showing SKY television and does food too. The closest pub is the 208 Bar which is on Crieff Road about 300 yards away from the ground. The bar is also popular with both home and away supporters.

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Looking Towards The North Stand


Looking Towards The North Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From The South
Follow the A9 towards Perth and then on reaching Perth continue on the A9 towards Inverness. You will see the ground on your right and at the next roundabout you need to turn back on yourself and then take the slip road to the ground. The ground is well signposted around the local area.

Map showing the location of McDiarmid Park
(at the bottom of this page).

There is a good sized car park (5) at the ground, which can be quite time consuming at the end of the match to get out of.

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By Train

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!'

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Admission Prices

Home Fans:
West (Main) Stand: Adults 23, Over 65's 14, Under 16's 13, Under 12's Free*
East Stand: Adults 22, Over 65's 12, Under 18's 11, Under 16's 8,
Under 12's Free*
Ormond Family Stand**: 1 Adult + 2 Under 12's 15, Under 16's 8.

Away Fans:
North Stand:
Adults 22, Over 65's 12, Under 18's 11, Under 12's Free*

* Must be accompanied by an adult.
** Unaccompanied adults or children will not be admitted into this stand.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Disabled Facilities

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.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.

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Local Rivals

Dundee and Dundee United.

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

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Fans Reviews

Jim Prentice (Rangers) 14/1/12

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
At McDiarmid Park
10,721 v Rangers, February 26th 1990.

At Muirton Park
29,972 v Dundee, Scottish Cup, February 1951.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 3,712 (Premier League)
2011-2012: 4,169 (Premier League)
2010-2011: 3,841 (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.

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Map Showing The Location Of McDiarmid Park In Perth




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Last Revised:  14 May
2014