Panoramic view of Victoria Park. Looking North West
Victoria Park is one of the most beautifully situated stadiums in world football. It lies on the shore of the Cromarty firth and beneath the towering Ben Wyvis mountain. It might not be the biggest stadium, but fans are left wanting nothing with a superb range of services for the fans and hospitality suites available for corporate or private functions on or out with match days.
Away fans are accommodated in the West Stand (North End) and Jubilee Terrace. While home fans are accommodated in the East Stand, The Jailend and West Stand (South End).
Car parking is available opposite the West Stand but parking places are limited and cost £2. The car park behind the East Stand is reserved for corporate guests in the East Stand. Supporters busses for away fans will be parked at the bottom of Jubilee Road past the entrance to the caravan site.
The total capacity of the East Stand is (1500) all of which is covered. There is also 8 corporate boxes. Attached to the South side of the Stand is the East Terrace which has a capacity of 500, but be prepared this area is uncovered, but if the weather turns nasty fans do have access into the covered Jail End Terrace behind the goal.
Attached to the back of the East Stand are treatment rooms, offices and changing rooms for the all weather pitch plus toilet facilities for fans on match days.
Access to the East Stand is from turnstyles to the East of The Jail End, access to these turnstyles is by the footpath which runs behind The Jail End from Jubilee Road . The East Stand is reserved for Home fans only. After going through the turnstyles fans have access to the tea bar and club shop facilities which are both situated behind the East Terrace.
The Victoria Suite is situated on the second floor of the East Stand and is another facility which is available at anytime of the year for corporate or private functions. It too has a bar facility and the capability of seating …. people also with corporate seats within the main stand for during the match. The view from the Victoria suite looks over the all weather pitch and grass pitches of the Jubilee park.
The Jail End – (South Terrace)
The total capacity of The Jail End is 1500 all of which is covered. There is also space for around 6 disabled fans in The Jail End.
Access to The Jail End is via Turnstyles on Jubilee road under the police control tower. Tea bar facilities are to the West of the terrace with toilet facilities to the East. There is also access to the club shop behind the East Terrace and the tea bar facilities here, but these are normally busier than the other tea bar due to the East Stand also using them.
Victoria Park’s South Terrace “The Jail End” is the home for the majority of the County support. It was nick-named the Jail End, many years ago, since the old county jail and courthouse building is situated a little behind it. The jail is no longer in use, although the court is, and the jail has now been converted into a block of flats.
The road leading to the ground is Jubilee Park Road and this runs along the back of the old west stand, which is being extended to run the full length of the pitch. Seating is also provided for away fans in the West stand.. Again access to this area is from Jubilee Road. Visiting Coaches will be parked in the new carpark behind the West Stand.
The West Stand at one side of the pitch, is an attractive looking all seated, covered stand, with a row of executive boxes running across the back. Part of this stand is given to away supporters. This stand was originally opened in 1991, but was extended in 2000, so that the stand now runs for the whole length of the pitch. Opposite is the East Stand.
A better bet may be to head for one of the seats allocated to away supporters in the West Stand, at one side of the pitch, as these are covered. Please note though that entrance to the ground is by ticket only, no cash is accepted at the turnstiles. You will need to buy your ticket from the ticket office, which is the dark red portacabin which is situated by the car park across the road from the West Stand.