History of the Stadium
Aberdeen Football Club have played their home fixtures at Pittodrie since forming over 100 years ago in 1903, with the stadium’s usage dating back four years prior in 1899 when it was the home to the original Club who were are precursor to today’s Dons.
With a seating capacity of 20,866, Pittodrie is the fourth largest stadium in the SPFL and the largest stadium in Scotland outside of the Central Belt.
The most recent development of the stadium came in the 1992/93 season when the Beach End stand on the east side of the ground was demolished, with the new Richard Donald Stand, constructed in its place. It opened on 1 August 1993 with a League Cup tie against Clydebank.
Getting to Pittodrie
Arriving from the A90 south, turn right at the second roundabout coming into the city and continue onto Holburn Street. Follow until the crossing with Union Street, and turn right onto Union Street. Follow the road left onto King Street and continue for about half a mile. Turn right onto Pittodrie Street. The stadium is on the right side of the road.
Sat Nav address: Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH
Parking at the stadium is limited to pass holders only, with limited number of spaces available on a first come, first served basis for disabled badge holders.
The police will direct buses to coach parking areas at the stadium.
There is a limited amount of free car parking available in streets around the stadium but be aware that there are matchday restrictions on parking – so check the signs.
Pittodrie Street is closed prior to and after matches unless you have a valid car park pass for the Pittodrie Street car park or a disabled badge.
The nearest rail station is Aberdeen (next to the Union Square shopping centre and bus station) where regular services are available to/from Elgin and Inverness and south to the Central Belt.
Be aware for evening kick-offs, the last trains leave prior the finish time for most evening matches.
There are buses from Union Street that take you to Pittodrie.
- A number 13 (towards Seaton) will drop you off on Golf Road with Pittodrie on the left.
- A number 1 (rowards Danestone), 2 (towards Ashwood), or X40 (towards Dubford) will drop you off on King Street
The best stop is the one after the King Street bus depot, then make your way down Pittodrie Street or Merland Road on the right.
AFC run a Park and Ride scheme from Bridge of Don, Altens and Kingswells.
Park and Ride buses operate for every home match played at Pittodrie from these three sites. The buses are clearly marked with the AFC logo and with Park and Ride signage.
- Bridge of Don – service departs 45 minutes before match kick-off and drops all passengers at Ardarroch Road. Return journey leaves from Ardarroch Road, 10 minutes after full time. Return fare of 50p per person, pay driver when you board.
- Souterhead Road (Altens) – service departs 60 minute before match kick-off and drops all passengers at Ardarroch Road. Return journey leaves from Ardarroch Road, 10 minutes after full time. Return fare of £1 per person, pay driver when you board.
- Kingswells – service departs 60 minutes before match kick-off and drops all passengers off at Ardarroch Road. Return journey leaves from Ardarroch Road, 10 minutes after full time. Return fare of £1.50 per person applies, pay driver when you board.
Concessions are valid for all park and ride services.