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Toon To Play Killie!
Newcastle will take a reserve team to Kilmarnock on July 27 (3pm kick-off). Admission to Rugby Park for the game is £8 for adults and £4 for concessions. RUGBY PARK
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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