Capacity: 10,104 (all seated)
Address: Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1SA
Telephone: 01592 263 514
Fax: 01592 642 833
Pitch Size: 113 x 70 yards
Pitch Type: Artificial 3G
Club Nickname: Rovers
Year Ground Opened: 1891*
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: Navy Blue, White and Red
The ground has benefited greatly with the re-development of both ends. These stands, the North & South Stands, are virtually identical. Both are good sized, single tiered stands with windshields on either side and unusual floodlights protruding from their roofs. The North Stand is given to away supporters. On one side of the pitch is the Railway Stand, a small covered, all seated stand, which is currently unused. Opposite must be one of the most unusual Main Stands in Scotland. It is a classic looking old stand, that only runs for less then half the length of the pitch, but extends around one corner of the ground. It is a covered seated stand, the seating area of which is raised above pitch level and has a number of supporting pillars. Even so, the stand oozes character, complete with a 'RRFC' gable on it's roof. It is just unfortunate that the rest of this side of the ground, is empty.
In the Summer of 2018, an artificial surface was installed at Stark's Park.
Away fans are normally housed in the North Stand at one end of the ground. The angle of the stand is quite steep, ensuring a good view of the playing action. The facilities in this stand are also quite good. If there is only a small visiting support expected, then the South side of the Main Stand is allocated instead of the North End.
Andy Turner adds; 'The staff at the ground are welcoming and friendly. The folk who run the supporters shop, located in the south stand, personify the welcoming nature of the Club as a whole. I recently took a friend, a Plymouth fan for his first Scottish game and the lads at the shop gave him a commemorative programme as a souvenir.
If arriving directly at the ground then the area is fairly barren where it comes to pubs and bars. Instead, it is a case of walking into the town centre which is around a 15 minute walk away. At the bottom on the High Street near the seafront is the Duchess Of Kirkcaldy, whilst a little further up the High Street is the Exchequer. Further on into the town centre and around a ten minute walk from the railway station is a Wetherspoons outlet on Kirk Wynd Street, called the Robert Nairn.
Take the A921 into Kirkcaldy. Turn onto the B9157 (Pratt Street) for the ground. The ground is well sign posted (football traffic) on entering the town. Street Parking.
Kirkcaldy Railway Station is around a 15 minute walk away from Starks Park. Exit the station via the door at the top of the stairs on platform 2, then turn left down the hill. Go right at the railway bridge and at the mini roundabout turn left into Abbotshall Road. This road (keeping the railway to your left) eventually leads into Pratt Street and to the ground.
Thanks to Andy Turner an exiled Chesterfield fan and Martin Hart for providing the directions.
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Dunfermline, Falkirk, Cowdenbeath & East Fife.
31,306 v Hearts (1953).
2017-2018: 1,886 (League One)
2016-2017: 2,631 (Championship League)
2015-2016: 2,317 (Championship League)
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Special thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the photos of Starks Park Raith Rovers.
Raith Rovers v Alloa Athletic
Sottish League Cup, Group Stage
Saturday 30th July 2016, 3pm
Michael (Ninety-Two Club)
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* Although Raith Rovers took up residence in 1891, the ground had been used for some years previously for football matches.