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Hibernian


Ground Name: Easter Road
Capacity: 17,500 (all seated)
Address:
12 Albion Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5QG
Telephone No: 0131 661 2159
Fax No: 0131 659 6488
Ticket Office: 0131 661 1875
Pitch Size: 112 x 74 yards
Club Nickname: The Hibees
Year Ground Opened: 1893
Undersoil Heating:
Yes
Shirt Sponsors: 
Whyte & Mackay
Kit Manufacturers:
Le Coq Sportif
Home Kit Colours: Green & White
Away Kit Colours: All Black
Official Web Site:
www.hibs.org.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Hibees Bounce
Mass Hibsteria
London Hibs
Hibernian Mad (Footy Mad Network)

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Contents

What's The Ground Like?
The South Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
West Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

By Train
Layout Of The Ground
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme & Fanzine
Fixtures 2008-2009
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
Feedback

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What's The Ground Like?

The ground has improved dramatically with three new stands being built at Easter Road over recent years. The latest addition is the new West Stand which was opened at the beginning of the 2001-2002 season. This is a particularly impressive two tiered stand, which is now the largest stand at the ground. Its upper tier is much steeper than the lower, with a gap between housing corporate hospitality facilities. This stand is located at one side of the pitch, is unusual in having a large perspex strip in the upper tier, just below the roof, that allows more light into the ground. Both ends are relatively new and virtually identical to one another. Each are two tiered and look unusual as a small corner of the top tier slopes away at an angle rather than being the normal rectangular shape. The East Stand at one side of the pitch, is a former terrace that has now been made all seated. This is the last of the older stands to remain at the ground and has a fair few supporting pillars. It also has a number of floodlight pylons protruding from its roof.

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The South Stand


The South Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are normally housed in the lower tier of the South Stand at one end. However if demand requires it then the whole of the South Stand can be given to away supporters. Usually a good day out, that is both enjoyable and hassle free. 

Peter Llewellyn adds 'On my last visit in May I was reminded of how near Easter Road is to the sea. It was a hot day when I set out and most fans were wearing just a shirt. A sea mist came down during the first half and obscured the top of Arthurís Seat which can be seen clearly in one of the corners. By the second half mists were swirling round the ground and Arthurís Seat had disappeared. The temperature went from about 25C to about 6 or 7C and it was freezing. I didnít get completely warm until stopping for a bite to eat at Biggar on the way home!'

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Where To Drink?
Jim Adie, informs me; 'There are numerous pubs on Easter Road itself most of which are pretty friendly for away fans other than Aberdeen. The "Four in Hand" and "Middletons" are particularly recommended'. Ian McKenzie adds; 'away fans (apart from the local rival clubs) should also be okay in the 'Cabbage N Ribs', also on Easter Road'.

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West Stand


West Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Not the easiest of grounds to find as it is located in the North East part of Edinburgh, the other side of the city centre to the way that most people approach the city from the M8. 

From The M8:
At the end of the M8, follow signs for the City Centre. Upon reaching the City Centre follow signs for Leith (A900). Continue towards Leith on the A900 and at the junction with the B1350, turn right onto London Road (B1350). It is then the fourth left at the crossroads, onto Easter Road and then the fourth right into Albion Road for the ground.

From The South: (and avoiding the City Centre)
Follow the A1 into Edinburgh. Turn right onto the B1350 London Road and then right at the crossroads into Easter Road. Take the fourth right into Albion Road for the ground.

Street parking. For a map showing the location of the ground click here
(to take you to the Street Map website).

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By Train
The ground is around a twenty minute walk away from Edinburgh Waverley station. Exit the station via the Waverley Steps on to Prince's Street. Cross the Road and head for Leith Walk which is about 200 yards diagonally opposite from the exit to the station. Go straight down Leith Walk for about a quarter mile and turn right along London Road. Walk a further half mile to the top of Easter Road on your left. The Stadium is about 300 yards down Easter Road on your right hand side.

Thanks to Jim Adie for providing the train station information.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Local Rivals
Heart Of Midlothian.

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Admission Prices 

Admission prices vary in accordance with the category of the match. Category A prices are shown here with category B prices in brackets.

Home Fans:
West Stand Centre: Adults £25 (£22), Concessions £10 ( £10)
West Stand Upper Wings: Adults £22 (£20), Concessions £10 (£10)
West Stand Lower Centre: Adults £25 (£22), Concessions £10 (£10)
West Stand Lower Wings: Adults £22 (£20), Concessions £10 (£10)
East Stand: Adults £20 (£18), Concessions £10 (£10)
Famous Five Stand Upper: Adults £24 (£20), Concessions £10 (£10)
Famous Five Stand Lower: Adults £22 (£19), Concessions £10 (£10)
Whyte & Mackay South Stand Upper: Adults £24 (£20), Concessions £10 (£10)

Away Fans
Whyte & Mackay South Stand Lower: Adults £24 (£20), Concessions £10 (£10).

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Programme & Fanzine
Official Programme £2.
Mass Hibsteria Fanzine £1.

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Fixtures 2008-2009
For the fixture list click here (to take you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
65,860 v Heart Of Midlothian, 1950.

Average Attendance:
2007-2008: 13,884 (Premier League)
2006-2007: 14.587 (Premier League)
2005-2006: 13,567 (Premier League)

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Hotel Accommodation
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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me and I'll update the guide.


 


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Last Revised: 07 January, 2008