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Kilmarnock

Ground Name: Rugby Park
Capacity: 18,128 (all seated)
Address: Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, KA1 2DP
Telephone No:  01563 545 300
Fax No: 01563 522 181
Ticket Office No:
01563 545 318
Pitch Size:
115 x 74 yards
Club Nickname: Killie
Year Ground Opened: 1899
Undersoil Heating:
Yes
Shirt Sponsors: 
Smallworld
Home Kit Colours: Blue, White & Red
Away Kit Colours: Yellow & Blue
Kit Manufacturers: Lotto
Official Web Site:
www.kilmarnockfc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Killiefc.com
Kilmarnock Mad (Footy Mad Network)
Supporters Trust

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Contents

What's The Ground Like?
Looking Towards The Moffat Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?

Layout Of The Ground
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Fixtures 2008-2009

Local Rivals
Record & Average Attendance

Hotel Accommodation
Feedback


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What's The Ground Like?

The ground has been transformed with the building of three new stands in the mid 1990's. Both ends of the ground and one side have been re-developed. The ends are good sized two tiered stands, which are virtually identical. One of these ends, the Chadwick Stand is given to away supporters. There are also electric scoreboards placed on the roof of each end. The East Stand on one side of the pitch is also a relatively new stand, that is similar in height to the two ends. This stand however, does not run the full length of the pitch. Opposite is the older Main Stand, which dates back to the early 1960's. It is smaller than the other stands and has a fair number of supporting pillars which could obstruct your view. The stadium has unusual looking floodlights protruding from the roofs of the two side stands.

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Looking Towards The Moffat Stand


Rugby Park

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Away fans are housed in the Chadwick Stand at one end of the pitch. The facilities and views from this stand are generally very good, although I have had some fans comment that the leg room is a little tight. David Tennant a visiting St Mirren supporter adds; 'a great ground to visit, with friendly supporters, some good pubs and also don't forget to sample their legendary pies'.

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Where To Drink?
Gordon Duff recommends the Howard Arms, in Glencairn Square, which is only a few minutes walk away from the ground. Otherwise, the ground is not that far from the town centre where there are plenty of bars to be found. 

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Ground Layout


Layout

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From the A71, take the A759 towards Kilmarnock. Eventually the ground will appear on your left. Turn left off the A735 into South Hamilton Road and left again into Rugby Road for the ground. The ground is quite well signposted around the town. 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
Kilmarnock Station is principally served by trains from Glasgow. The ground is around about 15-20 minute walk away from the station. Emerging from the train station you will find yourself at the top of John Finnie Street. Walk sown this street against the flow of one way traffic. At the traffic lights at the bottom of the street (by the Sheriff Court) turn right into Portland Road. Take the second left at the traffic lights into South Hamilton Street and proceed to first right turn into Rugby Road and the ground.

Thanks to Stephen Millar for providing the directions.

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Admission Prices 
Non Old Firm Games:
All areas of the ground:
Adults 20, Concessions (OAP's/U16's) 14.
Under 16's can gain admission to the Moffat Stand for 5.
Under 12's can be admitted for 5 when accompanied by an adult (excludes the Moffat Stand)


Old Firm Games:
Adults 24, Concessions 14

Concessions apply to over 65's, under 18's and students with a valid matriculation card.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 1.50.

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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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Local Rivals
Ayr United.

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
35.995 v Rangers, 
Scottish Cup, March 10th, 1962.

Average Attendance:
2007-2008: 6,181 (Premier League)
2006-2007: 7,564 (Premier League)
2005-2006: 7,071 (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 Football Hotels who are powered by Activehotels, who specialise in locating accommodation near or within a short travelling distance of the football ground. They also have the added advantage over some other hotel booking services that you pay on departure. 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. To access their Kilmarnock page click here.

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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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Copyright Duncan Adams 2008. All rights reserved.
Last Revised: 07 January, 2008