Easter Road is a shining example of what a medium sized SPL club can achieve, with good financial management. The ground has been greatly improved over recent years, with the third new stand being opened at the start of the 2001/2002 season. This new stand runs the length of the pitch, is two tiered, offers excellent views and facilities, and has raised the capacity to 17,500.
The two end stands are also relatively new, and identical. They also offer excellent view and facilities, with no impaired views. The remaining East stand is a through-back to the old days. This stand used to be terracing, and was converted to seating in the eighties. Obviously, as this is an older stand, there are the usual pillars, which if you are unfortunate, can impair your view.
Away fans are normally located within the new South Stand, at one end of the pitch.
Colin Bennet has dropped us an e-mail and says 'A new West stand was completed before the start of this season, bringing total capacity up to 17,500. Easter Road is an all seater stadium. The style of seating in the West North and South stands are all the same, with the popular East terracing (formerly a standing terracing) using the simple flat backless seats. A good view is guaranteed from North, South and West stands as they have been designed to maximise the view for spectators. The East terracing offers a good view also and an excellent atmosphere during the big games.'
Refreshments can be found in modern serveries in the North, South and West stands while traditional 'pie huts' can be found at the back of the East terracing. The food is of good standard with 2 types of pie on offer, the traditional scotch pie or a better quality steak and gravy pie. Pizza, sausage rolls and various other hot foods are served. All the usual crisps, sweets and hot / cold beverages are available.
There is a Restaurant within the North stand. Fans can dine in this during match days (at a cost!) as they watch the match. Easter Road is not too far from Edinburgh City Centre, so the usual McDonalds, Burger King, KFC are available and only a 10 minute drive from the ground.