Aberdeen Football Club - Pittodrie Stadium

Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB24 5QH

Tickets:

01224 632328

Enquiries:

01224 650400

Fax:

01224 644173

Official Website:

www.afc.co.uk

Supporters Trust:

www.afctrust.org

Nick Name:

The Dons

Our Impressions of Pittodrie Stadium

In 1978, Pittodrie Stadium became the first all-seated, all-covered football ground in the UK. Those were the days of the long wooden bench seating, which dramatically increased your odds of a broken leg if wild celebrations following a goal.
Nowadays, individual seats are in place, so at least comfort and safety are better. Away fans are housed in the South Stand, with size of allocation and prices of entry dependent on opposition. Celtic and Rangers get a bigger section than the other teams, but they usually fill it (if they are winning).

It may not be as modern as Ibrox, Parkhead or Hampden Park, but there is something special about this stadium. The atmosphere is simply exceptional, especially when the capacity of 21,634 is nearly reached.

Away fans are normally allocated seating in the South Stand. Refreshments are decently priced, and the toilet facilities are some of the best, especially for women.

There is a family section at the Merkland Road end, where, I believe, child away fans can be accommodated, but better to check up on this one just to make sure.

Data supplied by Willie a Pittodrie Regular

Directions to Pittodrie Stadium

By Road

Whether travelling from either North or South by coach or car, the route designated by local Police is signposted in plenty of time. Coaches are parked adjacent to the Beach, and visiting fans then have the usually muddy walk over the Broad Hill, or alternatively (and more sensibly) up Urquhart Road, then down Park Street to their allocated section of the South Stand.

By Rail

If travelling by Rail or normal coach, the bus and rail stations are next to each other, in the city centre. For the fans who want to hoof it, turn right from the station, and head towards the harbour. There's big cranes and it's full of boats, so it can't be missed. Follow the dual carriageway until you are facing the Crows Nest pub. Take a left here, and walk up the hill to the roundabout. Go straight over, and you'll come to the Saltoun Bar. It's usually full of away fans, so have a quick refuel. Then it's just a case of following that road all the way to the ground. Aberdeen buses run down Union St in their multitudes, and away fans in the city centre need to catch a No11, but these buses will be busy with home fans too. Data supplied by Willie a Pittodrie Regular
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