East End Park (Dunfermline Athletic)

After last week’s visit to Gloucester we’re back on the road during mine and Lee Kyle’s Highland fling. It has to be said that after a dozen football grounds of varying levels of impressiveness, this was the first one that felt like a proper stadium. As soon as it came in to view there was a feeling that this was what it’s all about.

IMG_6704.JPG

I genuinely loved some of the junior grounds we visited but this isn’t just a stand and a couple of dug outs, it’s the real deal. Glass fronted doors at the entrance, four stands that surround the pitch and can be seen from a distance, in contrast to Rosyth a week or two back this feels a little bit special.

IMG_6733.JPG

Also, unlike our last Scottish instalment, it was a doddle to grab a sneaky look inside. Whether it was due to it being summer, or a general lack of interest from your average joe, a side gate was open and doubled as a car park, meaning I could pop in and see the interior.

IMG_6736.JPG

It’s a lovely imposing ground too. Three big stands surround the pitch with one smaller and presumably older one having not been upgraded yet. I suspect there’s no reason to either and with that stand being hard to access from the outside, it means it doesn’t stand out so much to the tourists amongst us.

IMG_6727.JPG

East End Park also scores highly in the “closest ground to an Aldi” category of our awards, too. Perfect for some cheap food as I made my way onto the next ground!

IMG_6746-0.JPG

In summary, it was pretty much the perfect visit despite a lot of the ground being away from public access. You can’t walk around it but you can go inside and for me, coupled with some decorative turnstiles, means it scores very highly indeed.

 

IMG_6706.JPG

IMG_6707.JPG

IMG_6711.JPG

IMG_6718.JPG

IMG_6715.JPG

IMG_6724.JPG

IMG_6723.JPG

IMG_6726.JPG

IMG_6730.JPG

IMG_6729.JPG

IMG_6732.JPG

IMG_6731.JPG

IMG_6744-0.JPG

IMG_6741-0.JPG

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s