11,850 (all seated)
Address: Sandeman St, Dundee, DD3 7JY
Telephone: 01382 889 966
Fax: 01382 832 284
Pitch Size: 101m x 66m
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: Dark Blues or The Dees
Year Ground Opened: 1899
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Home Kit: Navy & Dark Blue Hoops
The overall look of Dens Park was greatly improved with the re-development of both ends in the late 1990’s. The Bobby Cox & Bob Shankly Stands are similar looking, both being single tiered and roughly of the same height. Both sides are quite old looking stands that date back to the 1920’s. The Main (North) Stand is a covered seated stand, unusual in that it is oval in shape, meaning that those sitting on the half way line are furthest away from the playing action. In fact at one time the whole ground was oval. It also has only a small amount of seats in the lower portion of the stand, with the bulk of the seating in the upper part. On the other side is a more conventional single tiered stand, that only runs for about two thirds of the length of the pitch. Both these stands have many supporting pillars that may hinder your view. Dens Park is completed with a set of four tall old fashioned looking floodlights.
In 2018 Dens Park was renamed the Kilmac Stadium in a two year corporate sponsorship deal, with a local construction company.
The clubs owners have purchased land near Camperdown Park and Dundee Ice Arena, with a view to possibly building a new stadium for the Club. The site is located on the North Western edge of Dundee, around two and half miles away from Dens Park. The Chief Executive of the Club has expressed an ambition to see the Club in a new stadium by the start of the 2020/21 season.
Away fans are housed in the Bob Shankly Stand at one end of the ground, where up to 3,000 supporters can be accommodated. If required then a further 1,000 seats can be allocated in the Main (North) Stand towards the Bob Shankly End. The facilities within the Bob Shankly Stand are quite good and the view of the playing action excellent. The great thing about this stand is that even a relatively small number of away fans can really generate some noise. George Hobb a visiting Hearts supporter adds. ‘normally a relaxed and friendly day out and the atmosphere generated within the ground can be quite good’. However, I have received reports that the stewarding can be a bit strict if away fans persistently stand.
The Centenary bar near to the ground welcomes both home and away supporters. The bar has two rooms within it, one of which is used for home fans and one for away supporters. George Hobb recommends ‘The Clep bar on Clepington Road. Great pies, friendly bar staff and very reasonable prices. It is only five minutes walk from the ground’. Willie Douglas adds; ‘The Stobswell Sports Club in Raglan Street is a ten minute walk from Dens Park. It is family friendly and also allows away supporters buses.’
Follow the A90 through Dundee. Leave the A90 at the junction with the B960 (sign posted ‘Football Traffic’/Dundee), and turn right onto Clepington Road (B960). Continue along Clepington Road for one mile where you will reach a roundabout. Go straight across the roundabout and after a short distance you should be able to see some floodlights over beyond the houses on your right. Take the 2nd right into Arklay Street and then right into Tannadice Steet. Dens Park is up at the end of this street on the left. There is no parking available for supporters at the ground so it is a case of finding some street parking.
Dundee Railway Station is over two miles away from Dens Park and is quite a walk away (25-30mins). Best to jump in a taxi. Leave the station and cross the road at the pedestrian crossing. Take the exit to the right before the Nethergate centre, this exit has steps leading down to Union Street. Walk up to the top of Union Street and turn right onto the High Street, after a couple of hundred yards veer left into the pedestrianised Murraygate and proceed to the Wellgate centre. Go via the escalators in the Wellgate centre to the top floor of the centre and exit onto Victoria Road. (If Wellgate is closed, turn left along Panmure Street, right up Meadowside and right onto Victoria Road to rear of Wellgate Shopping Centre).
Here you have two choices, via the Hilltown (Shorter distance but like climbing the north face of the Eiger) or via Dens Road (much longer but far less likely to induce a heart attack): Option 1 (for those fit enough) cross Victoria Road to the foot of the Hilltown walk up this for approx 1/3 mile (it feels like 3) till you reach the junction of Main St & Strathmartine Road this is easily recognisable by the ornamental clock near the junction. Turn right onto Main St and proceed until you reach the junction with Isla St (Church on the corner opposite the excellent Snug Bar). Turn left into Isla Street (at Clepington Church). Continue across Dens Road into North Isla Street and turn left at Tannadice, Dens Park is just up the road. Option 2 Turn right onto Victoria Road proceed about 1/4 mile, veer left at the Eagle Mills into Dens Road. Pass Dura Street, Alexander Street and Dens Road Market then right into Arklay Street. Once you reach Tannadice Street turn left past Tannadice, Dens Park is just up the road. Iain Thomson adds; ‘Bus Number 1A drops you off right below Dens Park. It leaves from Bus Stop A2 next to the High School of Dundee in Albert Square in Dundee City Centre. A single Adult fare costs £1.60’. Visit the Dundee Travel website for more information.
Thanks to Neil Gellatly for providing the directions.
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The Club operates a category system (A & B) whereby the most popular games cost more to watch. The ticket prices are the same for all areas of Dens Park.
Category A Games (Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Hearts)
Adults £26, Over 65’s/Students £19, Under 18’s £12
Category B Games (Other SPL Clubs)
Adults £24, Over 65’s/Students £16, Under 18’s £10
Official Programme £3
Spaces are available in both the East & West Stands. Wheelchair users are admitted free, whilst helpers are charged £13. Spaces must be booked in advance by calling: 01382 826104.
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43,024 v Glasgow Rangers
Scottish Cup, February 1953.
2018-2019: 6,025 (Premier League)
2017-2018: 5,947 (Premier League)
2016-2017: 6,410 (Premier League)
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One of the most unusual aspects of visiting Dundee is seeing how close the ground is to their rivals United. They are literally a few hundred yards apart on the same road. I believe that these two grounds are the closest together of any in the country.
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Special thanks to Owen Pavey for providing a photo and ground layout diagram of Dens Park Dundee.