|What's The Ground Like?|
Main Stand Exterior (photo)
What Is It Like For
Towards The Main Stand (photo)
How To Get There
By Car & Where To Park
Layout Of The
Record & Average
|What's The Ground Like?|
With the SPL reducing its
stadium capacity requirements, the Club have at last been able to
develop the stadium. Mainly to fulfil the criteria, the club have
built two new stands at either end of the ground and installed
undersoil heating. Not only has this meant that the Club have not
had to seek an alternative site to build a bigger stadium, but also
that the ground sharing agreement with the Club at Aberdeen, has now
ended and the Club have been able to return home.
is dominated by the Main Stand, which runs along one side of the
pitch. This all seated stand, is quite smart looking and is partly
covered (to the rear), whilst opposite is a small open terrace, that
is now unused. At one end is the North Stand or more commonly known
as the 'Bridge End', which is an all seated covered stand which is
the 'home end' of the ground. The other end, the South Stand, is a
similar looking all seated stand, that is given to away supporters.
One unusual fact about the Caledonian Stadium, is that it has the
widest pitch of any league team in Scotland.
The Club was
formed in 1994, following a merger of two Clubs; Inverness Thistle
& Caledonian FC. The new Club were admitted to the Scottish
League for the 1994-95 season.
|What Is It Like For Visiting
|Away supporters are housed in the new
South Stand at one end of the ground, where up to 2,200 fans can be
accommodated. John Hill informs me; 'The ground is very smart
and there's a great atmosphere when it's a full house. The ground
staff are also very welcoming and the location is pretty good, with
some stunning views over the water. The only real let down, was the
lack of a supporters club at the ground or any nearby pubs.
Otherwise, the catering almost makes up for the lack of beer,
especially the brilliant|
The ground is built right on the coast of the
Moray Firth, means that there can be some biting cold winds coming
off the sea. However, the ground has quite a picturesque setting and
from the away end you get quite a view of the Kessock Bridge
climbing up into the distance.
|John Blair informs me;
'There are no pubs as yet around the ground. There is due to be one
opened at the ground, but at the moment the nearest pubs are about
half a mile away towards town centre. In town there are plenty of
good pubs. Try the Gellions, the Phoenix or Gunsmiths, or the Caley
Club (near Caledonian FC's old ground) which has plenty of history.
Most home fans tend to head for The Innes Bar in
Innes Street near the harbour. It's about a 20 minute walk from the
|How To Get There By Car &
Where To Park|
The ground is straightforward to find and depending
on which approach you take into Inverness, the bright orange
cantilevers of the Main Stand can be seen for quite some distance
away. Continue on the A9 through Inverness and at the roundabout,
just before the large Kessock Bridge that takes you across the Moray Firth, turn
right for the road down to the ground. There are a couple of good
sized car parks (£1) at each end of the ground.
showing the location of the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
(takes you to the Google Maps website).
|Inverness station, is about
a mile away from the ground, which is about a 20-25 minute walk
away. On leaving Inverness station follow the signs for the car park
and bus station (going along Railway Terrace). Cross through the car
park, keeping the bus station on your left and on your right you can
see a bridge crossing the railway line. Go across the bridge
and then continue straight ahead along Longman Road. Eventually you
will reach the stadium on your left.|
Thanks to Ingo Braun for
the directions and who also adds; 'After the match there were a
number of shuttle buses waiting outside the stadium to take fans
back into the town centre'.
Thanks to Nathan Davies For Providing The Above
|Admission Prices |
Admission prices vary in accordance with
the category of the match. Category A prices are shown here with
category B prices in brackets.
Main Stand: Adults £30
(£26), Concessions £25 (£21)
North Stand: Adults £25 Concessions
£20 (£16), Under 12's £20 (£10)
Family Tickets (all areas):
Adults £20 (£16), Under 16 £12 (£7)
South Stand: Adults £25 (£21),
Concessions £20 (£16), Under 12's £20 (£10)
to over 60's, under 16's and students with a valid matriculation
Caledonian Thistle FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).
|Nathan Davies informs me;
'There are 16 disabled spaces in front of the main stand but the dug
outs partially obscure the view of the match. A better bet may be to
ask whether you can sit at the top of the main stand (accessible via
lift), where there is limited space next to the executive boxes.
This ensures a much better view. Disabled are admitted free while
helpers pay £11. To book a space call the club on 01463
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|Record & Average
At The Caledonian Stadium:
7,512 v Glasgow
Premier League, August 6th, 2005.
(whilst ground sharing with Aberdeen):
9,530 v Aberdeen,
Premier League, October 16th, 2004.
2010-2011: 4,526 (Premier League)
2008-2009: 4,476 (Premier League)
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