Join Pure Fitbaw on a tour Around the Grounds as we visit and profile each and every one of the SPFL’s 42 senior grounds (eventually). We may even venture into the Highland and Lowland Leagues or even the Juniors as we feature some of Scotland’s more obscure grounds along the way.
We’re starting at Bayview, home of East Fife, because – well, it’s as good a place as any! Today’s guest correspondent is Andy – otherwise known as GroundhopperSCO on his twitter handle @ScoGroundHopper.
Address: Harbour View, Methil, KY8 3RW
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Fixture: East Fife v Albion Rovers
Competition: SPFL League One
Date: Saturday, 24th February 2018
Capacity: 4,700 Attendance: 390
Around the Ground
Bayview Stadium is situated right on the coast and at times a biting wind can come off the North Sea so make sure that you wrap up well especially on cold days.
In regards to pre-match refreshments, there is a social club above the Main Stand, which welcomes away fans, but given that the ground is on the outskirts of Methil at the harbour, there are no other pubs in the immediate vicinity that I could see.
The ground currently only has one stand with the rest of the stadium surrounded by a brick wall. Away fans are located in the North part of the Main Stand, but I don’t think there is any real segregation for most games. The view of the North Sea from the Main Stand is pretty spectacular (though makes for a very cold afternoon if it is windy). The stadium used to be overlooked by a large power station, but since it was demolished the views of the sea and the bay are much nicer.
Tickets were £13 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for kids. The facilities in the Main Stand are pretty modern and the kiosks for pies are clean and the food. I personally recommend the scotch pie which was decent for the price.
For more information around some of the hospitality packages that are available at Bayview Click Here
It was a good day out at the Bayview Stadium and a good comfortable 2-0 win for the home side. Though I would like to visit the ground again sometime in the warmer months as it gets bitterly cold in the winter. Despite the weather, I really enjoyed visiting Bayview. Even if the football isn’t up to much, it’s worth a visit for the view alone (though bring your scarf and gloves).