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    Rugby Park

    • By TheDarkBlues
    • 17th November 2016
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    • Club Info
      Telephone 01563 545345
      Commercial Enquiries 01563 545312
      Email Address [email protected]
    • Ground Information
      Ground Nick Name
      Opened 1899
      Capacity 18,128 seats
      Record Attedance 35 995 (Glasgow Rangers, 1962)
      Pitch Size: 112 x 74 yards
      Pitch Type Artificial 3G
      Heating Yes

    Technically, Rugby Park is Kilmarnock’s fourth stadium since its incarnation in 1869.

    Previously, Killie had played at The Grange, Holm Quarry and Ward's Park before making their move to Rugby Park in 1877. Though the name of the stadium has stayed the same, the pitch was moved a few streets down and a new stadium was constructed. This opened in 1899.

    During the Second World War, the British Army took control of the stadium and used it as a fuel depot for the war effort. This resulted in large oil storages being stationed on the field and come the end of the war the ground was in dire need of repair.

    German and Italian P.O.W.s would help to repair the terraces of the ground due to n compensation being offered for the state Rugby Park was left in.

    After initially deciding that a move to another location was a better idea than bringing the current stadia up to after The Taylor Report was published in 1990, planning permission was rejected and it was then decided to upgrade Rugby Park to what we know today.

    Construction on all three stands took just 348 days. The last game before construction took place in 1994 and the first after redevelopment was also against Rangers in 1995.

    Visiting Rugby Park Kilmarnock

    By Car:

    Use KA1 1UR as the postcode if you are travelling to Rugby Park, this will take you to Dundonald Place and the south entrance to Rugby Park.

    Please note that there is restricted access on match days. There is also no access to Rugby Park by way of Rugby Road (KA1 2DP) on match days.

    By Rail:

    Less than 1 mile from Kilmarnock train station.

    Car Parking

    Hospitality and Events packages include Car Parking.

    There is no off-street parking in the immediate vicinity. (No waiting areas on match days)

    Away Fans

    Chadwick Stand (Away):

    • Adults £20,
    • Concessions £15,
    • Under 16's £5, 
    • Family Ticket: 2 Adults + 2
    • Under 16's £45

    Concessions apply to Over 65's, Under 21's and Students with a valid matriculation card.

    * These prices are for tickets to SPL Games, although for Celtic and Rangers games, prices may be increased.

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    Stadium Map

    • Rugby Road
    • Kilmarnock
    • Scotland
    • KA1 2DP
    • United Kingdom

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  • Scottish Premier

    Pos Team Pld GD Pts
    1 Celtic 38 48 82
    2 Aberdeen 38 19 73
    3 Rangers 38 26 70
    4 Hibernian 38 16 67
    5 Kilmarnock 38 2 59
    6 Hearts 38 0 49
    7 Motherwell 38 -6 48
    8 St Johnstone 38 -11 46
    9 Dundee 38 -21 39
    10 Hamilton Accies 38 -21 33
    11 Partick Thistle 38 -30 33
    12 Ross County 38 -22 29


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