Stadiums are the homes of football fans. These stadiums witness the highs and lows of the football clubs and their fans. A stadium becomes even more special if it provides the fans with various facilities and a great atmosphere. In this article, we have ranked the best stadiums in the Scottish Premiership, according to the votes of the fans.
Considering various factors like atmosphere, food, view, security, view and location, here are the 10 best stadiums in the Scottish Premiership. This list is based on thousands of votes cast by fans on footballgroundmap website.
10. Almondvale Stadium – Livingston
Almondvale Stadium or Tony Macaroni Arena has been the home ground of Livingston since 1995. It is an all-seater stadium with capacity of 9,512. It has four stands which are all roughly of the same height. There are open corners to the ground on either side of the West Stand, at one side of the pitch, which also has a few supporting pillars.
Away fans are located in the North Stand and the North East corner of the ground. Up to 4,000 fans can be accommodated in this area. Livingston are a family orientated club and hence you are likely to have an enjoyable and relaxing day out.
9. McDiarmid Park – St Johnstone
McDiarmid Park has been the home ground of St Johnstone since its opening. The stadium has an all-seated capacity of 10,696. The ground was built in 1989, and replaced the former home of Muirton Park.
The ground consists of four single tiered stands, that are covered and all seated. Three of the stands are of the same height, with the Main Stand at one side of the ground, being a little taller. Overall the ground has a tidy compact feel to it.
Away fans are primarily housed in the North Stand will be allocated where up to 2,000 fans can be accommodated. The facilities and view of the playing action are good in this area.
8. Rugby Park – Kilmarnock
Rugby Park was opened in 1899. It underwent a major redevelopment in 1994–1995, becoming an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 17,889. Both ends of the ground and one side have been re-developed. The ends are good sized two-tiered stands, which are virtually identical. Away fans are housed in the Chadwick Stand. The facilities and views from this stand are generally very good.
In November 2019, Kilmarnock became the second club in Scotland (after Celtic) to install an area of safe standing. 324 rail seats have been installed in parts of the East and Moffat Stands. This was funded entirely by supporters.
7. Victoria Park – Ross County
Victoria Park (Global Energy Stadium) is the home ground of Ross County. It has a capacity of just over 6.5k. The stadium was renovated in 2012 to meet SPL criteria. It was transformed into a modern all-seated stadium.
Away fans are primarily housed in the North Stand, at one end of the ground where just under 2,000 supporters can be accommodated. This stand is covered, all seated and the facilities good. For larger away followings then part of the West Stand can also be made available.
6. New St Mirren Park – St Mirren
St Mirren moved to this purpose-built stadium in 2009. The ‘new’ St Mirren Park, as it is known was built by Barr Construction at a cost of around £8m. The ground is comprised of four separate stands, which are also modern and functional. It is one of the best stadiums in the Scottish Premiership.
Away fans are located at one end of the stadium in the North Stand, where just over 1,600 supporters can be accommodated. As you would expect from a new stadium, the facilities and playing action are good. It is one of the best stadiums in the Scottish Premiership.