McDiarmid Park - St Johnstone Ground Guide

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
It's three miles out of town, so if you are not coming by car it's a real pain. I was with three others, so we split a £9 taxi to get there and then got a £1.70 bus back into town afterwards.

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
There is a car park at the ground, and there appeared to be some on road parking nearby as well. Driving to this game would probably be easier than public transport.

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
I was in the Main Stand, which is on the side, and had a good view of both ends. Away fans are normally behind the goal in the North Stand which appeared to be a pretty standard behind the goal view.

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
There were a few about but they didn't have to do anything so didn't do anything - ideal really.

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
At half time the toilet and food queues were next to each other, and ended up going in a zig zag around the concourse then up the stairs and around the ground. The toilet queue was ok but if you wanted food you would have missed the rest of the game. Might be different for a smaller game, and away fans only usually get the North Stand behind the goal, so can't comment on that.

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?

Attendance was 5700, with 3082 Aberdeen fans, so was quite good for the away fans. Not much came from the home fans though, and it's a big stadium for their crowds so a lot does get lost.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
Nothing much around the ground, and the one pub there gets quite busy I would imagine. We drank in town and then got a taxi to the stadium, which I would say is the best way to do it.

Overall Score Out of 10?
7/10
Tricky one, as it's a good stadium, and perfect for their current needs. Relatively modern and all-seater, with room to give every visiting side as many tickets as they want. Location really lets it down though, and it's a big ground for 2700 home fans, so I can't give it more than a seven.
 

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From the highlights, it looked like Aberdeen fans got both ends for this match
 

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They had all behind one goal and half of the main stand (side view). Behind the other goal was a mixed family stand, so home and away fans but you had to have a kid with you to get in. I don't think that stand was segregated, but certainly as you say when the first went in there was a lot of fans in that stand out of their seats celebrating.
 
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