ViaPlay Cup – Group F

Kilmarnock v Raith Rovers

Rugby Park
Wednesday 26th July 2023
Kick off: 7.45pm

 

 

Away Supporter Info

Raith Rovers fans will be housed in the Chadwick Stand. There will be 3 turnstiles open, but there will be no cash gate in operation.

There are tickets available online until kick-off and at the stadium Ticket Office until 1915hrs on match day. Tickets are not transferrable, and ID will have to be shown if requested.

E-tickets can be purchased via the “Buy Now” button below:

Prices for tickets are as follows:

Adult £15
Concession (over 65 / Student / Under 21) £10
Under 16 £5
Under 5 £1

 

Ambulant & Carer tickets: To purchase ambulant & carer tickets please contact the ticketing team – email: tickets@kilmarnockfc.co.uk or tel: 01563 545311.

For fans who turn up without a ticket we have QR Code signage around the stadium (including one adjacent to the away turnstiles). Fans can scan the QR code to buy match tickets and receive a copy direct to their phone.

Parking: There is NO available space for parking cars or supporter buses within the stadium boundary. Supporter buses should park in Burnside Street (KA1 4EU) or Holmquarry Road (KA1 4DA), Kilmarnock resulting in a short 10 minute walk to the stadium.
Plenty of on street parking, for cars, is available in the vicinity of the stadium but we would ask all supporters to be mindful of our neighbours.

Roadworks: Please note that there are currently roadworks on the main A77 approach to the Meiklewood Roundabout, Kilmarnock which may affect football traffic. These roadworks are currently not due to be lifted until this coming Thursday. Please find below the link, from Traffic Scotland, with full details.

https://www.traffic.gov.scot/travel-news/projects-and-events/essential-resurfacing-a77-southbound-between-meiklewood-interchange

Catering: All the Rugby Park stadium kiosks accept cash and contactless/card payments.

Points of Interest: Rovers fans will be made welcome in the Park Hotel (adjacent to the stadium) prior to and after the match. The hotel can be very busy on a match day and there are usually various events taking place within.
This Wednesday evening the main function suite i.e. Caprington Suite will be available, as an overspill bar, pre and post-match.

There are a number of other local establishments (within walking distance) who will welcome visiting fans e.g. Portmann Hotel (KA1 2DL), Kadekoi Bar (KA1 2QS), Saltire Bar (KA1 2AH) and Burns Inn (KA1 2DQ).
The town centre is a 10 minute walk from the stadium and there are a number of bars and restaurants situated there.


RaithTV live audio stream

RaithTV are providing live Audio-only commentary stream of the match to overseas subscribers as part of their subscription.

 

Additional Information

  • The advice to all is to arrive early to avoid delays at the turnstiles.
  • The stadium turnstiles will open at 6.45pm and stewards will be on hand to check tickets and undertake searches.
  • Anyone arriving at the turnstiles intoxicated or in possession of alcohol or pyrotechnics will be refused entry.
  • All supporters are reminded that all forms of smoking including Vapes are prohibited.
  • SPFL Ground Rules are displayed at all points of entry.

 

Match Preview

Raith Rovers are back in Viaplay Cup action this Wednesday evening, as they face a key contest in Group A against group leaders Kilmarnock.

The Rugby Park side were 2-0 winners against Dunfermline at East End Park on Saturday, a result which puts them on six points from six, with Albion Rovers still to play on the final day.

If Raith are to reach the knock out stages, they’ll almost need to come out on top in this one, either through winning in 90 minutes, or taking the bonus point via the penalty shoot out if the match ends all square.

If they could, that would put them in a great position going into the final game on Saturday away at Annan Athletic.

For Kilmarnock, a win in 90 minutes would ensure they top the table with a game to spare.

Rovers have an impressive record against Killie in recent seasons, with six wins and a draw from their last 10 fixtures.

Their last meeting was on the final day of the 21/22 campaign at Stark’s Park, in a season where Kilmarnock had already sealed the title the previous weekend against Arbroath.

Aidan Connolly gave the home side the lead after half an hour, and although Rovers needed a big win to give them a chance of reaching the playoffs, an Oli Shaw equaliser right after half time ended their hopes.

The two sides haven’t met in this competition since the 1994/95 season, when the two played out an epic third round tie, in a competition which eventually ended up in glory for Jimmy Nicholl’s side.

A Colin Cameron hat-trick sealed a 3-2 win at Stark’s Park in a ding dong battle that eventually ended with Rovers sealing their place in the quarter finals.

Wednesday night’s referee will be John Beaton.

 

Head-To-Head Record

Kilmarnock wins: 55

Raith Rovers wins: 33

Draws: 31

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