Ayr United F.C.
Ayr United are a Scottish first division team after winning the second division last year. They were promoted via the play offs. They have not been in the SPL since the 1977/78 season, where it ended a run of 34 straight seasons in the top flight. The club will play in black and white hoops to celebrate the club's centenary year.
What To Expect
A stadium that will remind the oldies of the good old days. This stadium is predominately terracing with only around 1,500 seated. It has 4 separate stands with four floodlights in each corner. Someset Park was planned for renovation but the state of the economy meant these plans were put on hold. The new stadium will have a 7,650 capacity and the site of their current stadium will be used for houses.
Record Attendance: 25,225 v Rangers, 1969.
How To Get To
From the A77 take the A719 (Whitletts Road) into Ayr. After passing the racecourse on your left, turn right at the next set of traffic lights for the ground, or turn left to take you down to an unofficial car park. Turning right will take you into Burnett Terrace, then left into Hawkhill Avenue and then right into Somerset Road. The ground is down on the left. There is a small car park at the ground adjacent to the Main Stand which costs £1.50, otherwise there is plenty of street parking to be found in the area around the stadium.
By train - Ayr station is a ten minute walk away from the ground. Exit the station through the back entrance (to the left as you come off the platform, over the footbridge) and turn left once outside. Walk up to the roundabout at the fire station, and go straight ahead at the roundabout, past the left hand side of the Civic Theatre. Continue up this road (Craigie Road) to the traffic lights at the top. Go straight across again at this junction, then take a left and a right and you're there. Away fans walk to the left, behind the Main Stand.
There are no bars in the immediate vicinity of the ground. So a ten minute walk to the town centre is required, where there are plenty of pubs to be found. Of note are three pubs that are listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, including the Wetherspoons outlet, the West Kirk on Sandgate, Geordie's Byre on the Main Street and Wellington's Bar on Wellington Square.
If you are arriving by train at Newton-On-Ayr, then there is Wallaces Bar at 6 Tams Brig.