St Johnstone

McDiarmid Park

Capacity: 10,673 (all seated)
Address: Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2SJ
Telephone: 01738 459 090
Fax: 01738 625 771
Ticket Office: 01738 455 000
Pitch Size: 115 x 75 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Saints
Year Ground Opened: 1989
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Shirt Sponsors: Alan Storrar Cars
Kit Manufacturer: Joma
Home Kit: Blue and White
Away Kit: Yellow and Blue

Main Stand
Main Stand
East Stand
East Stand
North Stand
North Stand
Ormond Stand
Ormond Stand

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.

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.

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. Otherwise there is not much else in the way of pubs close byto McDiarmid 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. 

Car Parking
There is a good sized car park at the ground which charges £5 per car. However it can be quite time consuming after the end of the match to exit.

Perth Railway Station is nearly three miles away from McDiarmid Park, 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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Home Fans:
West (Main) Stand: Adults £24, Over 65's £15, Under 16's £14, Under 12's Free*
East Stand: Adults £23, Over 65's £13, Under 18's £12, Under 16's £9, Under 12's Free*
Ormond Family Stand**: 1 Adult + 2 Under 12's £16, Under 16's £9, Additional Adult £16.

Away Fans:
North Stand: Adults £23, Over 65's £13, Under 18's £12, Under 16's £9, Under 12's Free*

* Must be accompanied by an adult and maximum of two Under 12's per Adult.
** Unaccompanied adults or children will not be admitted into this stand.

Official Programme £2.

St Johnstone FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

Dundee and Dundee United.

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.

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

2017-2018: 3,809 (Premier League)
2016-2017: 4,435 (Premier League)
2015-2016: 3,880 (Premier League)

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If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, then please e-mail me at: duncan@footballgrounds.net and I'll update the guide.

Special thanks to Stephan Hoogerwaard for providing the McDiarmid Park photos. More photos from Stephan's footballing travels can be found in his online photo album.

St Johnstone v Dundee
Scottish Premiership
Saturday 20th April 2019, 3pm
Graeme Whitton (Dundee)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting McDiarmid Park?
 
I wasn't really looking forward to the game at all. Dundee have had a miserable season but I've followed them for many years so I thought I'd go anyway.
 
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
The journey from Edinburgh was fine and pretty straightforward. A coach direct into the bus station in Perth. Finding the ground was easy as I've been there before but if you haven't, be aware that its a long way out of the town centre (2-3 miles). I don't drive but it is pretty easy to find if you do and there's ample car parking at the ground which seemed to be well directed by the stewards. The traffic around the ground is pretty heavy in the lead up to kick off so leave yourself ample time. By public transport, there are a couple of buses which go from the main Perth bus interchange in Mill Street but again, leave yourself plenty of time. I caught a bus just after 2pm and took my seat in the ground at 2.40pm. You could grab a taxi but, as I said traffic around the ground can be pretty heavy.
 
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
 
I arrived in Perth in plenty of time so had time for a pint and a bite to eat in one of the city centre establishments. There are loads of bars and restaurants to choose from including 3 or 4 just by the bus interchange in Mill Street.
 
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of McDiarmid Park?
 
I'd been here before so no surprises. A decent modern stadium with four all seated stands. You get a decent view from pretty much anywhere inside the ground.
 
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
 
The game itself was pretty poor and St Johnstone won it 2-0 comfortably. It's a fairly local game for Dundee and there was a fairly large travelling support. No issues though and the stewarding seemed friendly and relaxed. There seemed to be plenty of catering facilities and I got served my diet coke quickly. It was a hot day so it would've been nice if my drink had been cold rather than tepid but that's a minor complaint.
 
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
 
No problems getting away though, again, you'll need to leave yourself plenty of time to get back into town if you're using public transport.
 
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
 
Overall it was an okay day out but Dundee were terrible and I don't really like this ground, mainly due to it being so far from the main bus or railway station.

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Updated 24th April 2019

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