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10 Best Stadiums In Scotland According To Atmosphere

Football stadiums serve as a second home for football fans, that is where the fans go and support the team they love. It is a place where nothing else matters for 90 whole minutes. You forget everything in the middle of a crowd of thousands of die-hard fans whose chants are like music to your ears. All you can see is the ball at the feet of players you adore.

Scotland is a country with very passionate fanbases. These fans create an atmosphere in the stadium that is not seen very often. There are many beautiful stadiums in Scotland, some of them are huge in size and some are just stunning to look at but today we are going to list down the best stadiums in Scotland according to the atmosphere.

We have only ranked football clubs’ stadiums from the top division. Here are the ten best stadiums in Scotland according to the atmosphere.

10. Dens Park (Dundee)

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Dens Park is the home of Dundee FC and is at a distance of just 200 yards from the city rivals Dundee United’s stadium Tannadice. It has a capacity of 11,775. Dundee’s home ground gives an atmosphere of a traditional old-time stadium. It is among the oldest stadiums in the UK and was built in 1899. It probably needs some renovation but the old-school look of the arena puts it among the best stadiums in Scotland according to the atmosphere.

9. Fir Park (Motherwell)

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The home of Motherwell since 1895, Fir Park, has an all-seated capacity of 13,677. The atmosphere there is very refreshing. Songs like “‘Well, ‘Well, Super ‘Well Super Motherwell” and “We’re the pride of Lanarkshire” echo through the stadium on match days. Despite being not such a big club and not having a huge arena, the fans still make the atmosphere worthwhile for the visiting teams. The stadium has four stands with one stand being quite bigger than all the other three.

8. McDiarmid Park (St Johnstone F.C.)

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McDiarmid Park is a stadium of just about 10k capacity but the atmosphere there is always electric. The fans are always producing a rocking atmosphere at the arena making it hard for the opposition team to focus. The fans always act as the 12th man for the club, especially in big matches, and it can make a lot of difference.

McDiarmid Park has been the home of the Scottish Premiership side since its opening in 1989. It is also the first purpose-built all-seater stadium in the United Kingdom.

7. Pittodrie Stadium (Aberdeen)

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Almost always a good crowd at Pittodrie with great noise. It is an old stadium but a beautiful one. Pittodrie is an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 20,866 and has been serving as the home of Aberdeen since its inception in 1903. It is one of the biggest stadiums in the Scottish League. The arena consists of four stands and has a beautiful location. Due to the old nature of the stadium, the club might move to a new stadium rather than redeveloping the old Pittodrie.

6. Rugby Park (Kilmarnock)

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Rugby Park in Kilmarnock, inaugurated in 1899, stands as a revered symbol of Scottish football heritage. With a seating capacity of 15,003, it ranks as the 7th-largest football stadium in Scotland. Despite its historical roots, the venue boasts modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and immersive experience for fans. The intimate setting amplifies the passion of supporters, creating a good atmosphere during matches.

5. St. Mirren Park (St. Mirren F.C.)

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The home of St. Mirren FC has a capacity of only 8,023, yet the noise made by fans is much more than the size of the arena. The fireworks at the stadium are also absolutely beautiful to watch and it provides the team with great spirit. Fans provide terrific support to the team with their chants and songs for the players. The stadium has also improved a lot since it was founded, some improvements are very recent including sound, new lights and some new seats.

4. Easter Road (Hibernian F.C.)

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The fifth-largest stadium in the Scottish Premiership, Easter Road is also one of the best according to the atmosphere. Hibs fans show extreme support for their beloved team in the stadium. Like most other Scottish football arenas, this one is also known for its loudness.

Even though it is not a very big stadium but still the atmosphere is electrifying and other Scottish teams hesitate to visit this great stadium. Easter Road is also known by Hibs fans as “The Holy Ground”. The Edinburgh derby at Easter Road brings a different vibe to the stadium.

3. Tynecastle Park (Heart of Midlothian)

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The home of Hearts isn’t an extremely big stadium but the atmosphere there is better than most clubs in Scotland. Tynecastle has been the home ground of Hearts since 1886. Hearts fans create an incredible voice throughout the match that intimidates the visiting team. The stadium is also mesmerizing in looks.

Tynecastle Park absolutely roars in big matches like the Edinburgh derby and it feels like the stadium was made for matches like this. Steven Gerrard has also admired Tynecastle Park by saying, ‘What a stadium’ and also expressed that the Tynecastle atmosphere made him want to come out of retirement and take part in Rangers’ trip to face Hearts back in 2018.

2. Ibrox Stadium (Rangers F.C.)

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Ibrox Stadium is an all-seated stadium with a capacity of 50,817, which makes it the third-largest stadium in Scotland. The incredibly electric atmosphere at Ibrox Stadium week in and week out shows how passionate the Rangers FC fans are. Some of the best players in the world have been blown away by the atmosphere at the home of the Rangers.

Didier Drogba once said, “Ooh la la! The atmosphere at Ibrox is absolutely magical. To my way of appreciating football, it’s truly really beautiful. That’s how to support your team!”. The atmosphere at Ibrox especially during the Old Firm derbies is a spectacle to experience.

1. Celtic Park (Celtic F.C.)

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The 60,832-seater stadium not only has the best atmosphere in Scotland but it is also among the stadiums with the best atmosphere in the whole UK. The home of Celtic FC is the largest stadium in Scotland and the 6th largest in the United Kingdom. The Bhoys have always been very passionate about their club and have always shown that in the arena.

Many football teams and big football stars admire and are intimidated by the atmosphere at Celtic Park including Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianluigi Buffon, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “The Celtic fans deserve to be in Europe”, Messi said after a 2-1 loss against Celtic in 2012.

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2 thoughts on “10 Best Stadiums In Scotland According To Atmosphere

  • What a joke ibrox isn’t even the 2nd best atmosphere in Scotland it’s a dumb ,wtf came up with this ,most ex players abroad and in England say celtic park is the best

  • Naw like they the new club has won much to cheer about

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