Pittodrie - Aberdeen Ground Guide

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
Aberdeen city centre only really has two important streets - Union Street, which is the main street, and King Street, which is at the bottom end of Union Street and leads up to the university and conference centre. The ground is half way up King Street, right on the beach, so within a 10 minute walk of the city centre. Aberdeen is the simplest city to get around that I've ever seen, as it's all based on two main streets.

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
I don't think there's much parking as the streets are for permit holders. There's plenty of places in town though or a slight walk away.

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
I lived in Aberdeen for five years and went about 5 times a season. I always sat in the South Stand as it was a side view but cheaper than the main stand on the other side. Away fans are located in the corner of the South Stand, and the view is pretty good from there.

In general the stadium is old, which gives it the charm but not the modern facilities. There's been talk of a new stadium out of town for years and years, but there's never any breakthrough.

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
Never had a problem with them. They use the same G4S people that most Scottish clubs use.

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
Aberdeen has the longest queues for food that I have ever seen at a game. It seems to be pretty standard football food, but not worth the effort to get it.

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
The atmosphere can depend on the game and the opposition. With a decent away following to work with then the atmosphere is ok. The home game after the League Cup win in 2014 and games vs Celtic were excellent.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
There are pubs and restaurants everywhere on Union Street and King Street, plus four shopping centres. You're also literally right on the beach.

Overall Score Out of 10?
7/10
Hard for me to judge as a neutral, because my feelings for the club grew more as I lived there, and I would now regard them as my second team.
Paying £23 quid between 2010 and 2013 was quite a lot for the standard on offer at that time, which was finishing in the bottom half and a side of lower league English journeymen. The rise of Aberdeen since Derek McInnes took over has been phenomenal – winning a first trophy in 19 years and currently topping the table, five points clear of Celtic. The side has been built from promising youth prospects within Scotland and proven SPL players, which make it a reasonable price for the current entertainment on offer.
The ground is old, but personally I like it. When they do move to a modern stadium out of town, then the location and the charm of Pittodrie will be missed.
 

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I've been there twice in the Richard Whatsiname stand , once v Celtic and once v Motherwell ....clearly it needs away supporters to bring up the atmosphere , you cannot complain about the view and facilities where I was , if you could just turn down the wind for next time please
 

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The seagulls tend to be a problem at Pittodrie, I wonder what plans are afoot to deal with the little sods.
 

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They released a statement after the European games were slightly affected by seagulls (see below). They have a new hawk and its improved since then but the location right on the coast makes it a permanent ongoing issue.

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