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Cappielow Park | Greenock Morton football ground guide

Cappielow Park guide

Cappielow Park is a football stadium in Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland. It is the home ground of Scottish Professional Football League club Greenock Morton, who have played there since 1879. It has a capacity of 11,589, including 5,741 seats. The ground was formerly also shared by Clydebank between 1999 and 2002. Cappielow has staged one full international match, Scotland against Wales in 1902.

The stadium is located across East Hamilton Street from the River Clyde, by the A8 road towards Port Glasgow and Glasgow. The uncovered home terrace behind the goals on the turnstile side runs along Sinclair Street. The ground is approximately five minutes walk from Cartsdyke railway station, which is served by the Inverclyde Line. The railway line runs immediately behind the Main Stand and passengers have a brief view of the Cappielow pitch as the train goes over the bridge at the Sinclair Street end of the ground.

The stadium has four stands:

  • The Main Stand is a single-tiered, all-seated stand with a capacity of 3,700. It was built in 1992 and is the only covered stand at Cappielow.
  • The Cowshed is a traditional terraced stand with a capacity of 3,000. It is located opposite the Main Stand and is known for its raucous atmosphere.
  • The Wee Dublin End is a small, uncovered terrace with a capacity of 1,000. It is located at the Sinclair Street end of the ground and is named after the large Irish community in Greenock.
  • The Railway End is a small, uncovered terrace with a capacity of 1,889. It is located at the railway end of the ground and is named after the railway line that runs behind it.

Cappielow Park is a historic stadium with a lot of character. It is a popular venue for football matches and other events, and it is sure to continue to be a fixture in the Scottish football landscape for many years to come.

Pubs near Cappielow Park, home of Greenock Morton FC

  • The Norseman Bar is a popular pub with both home and away fans of Greenock Morton FC. It is located right by the ground on Sinclair Street and is open from 12pm to 11pm every day. Address: 2 Sinclair St, Greenock PA15 2TU. Phone: 01475 722874.
  • The Point Brewers Fayre is a family-friendly pub/restaurant chain that serves classic dishes and international favourites. It is located on James Watt Way, about a 10-minute walk from Cappielow Park. Open from 6:30am to 11pm every day. Address: 1-3 James Watt Way, Greenock PA15 2AD. Phone: 01475 730911.
  • The Beacon Arts Centre Bistro & Bar is a bistro and bar located in the Beacon Arts Centre, which is about a 15-minute walk from Cappielow Park. It serves a variety of food and drinks, and has a lovely view of the River Clyde. Address: Custom House Quay, Greenock PA15 1HJ. Phone: 01475 723723.

Hotels near Cappielow Park, Greenock

  • Premier Inn Greenock. This modern budget hotel is located in a peaceful riverside locale and offers en suite rooms and pub-style dining.
  • The New Waterfront Accommodation – Short Let Scotland. This self-catering accommodation offers apartments with stunning views of the River Clyde.
  • Tontine Hotel. This Georgian-era hotel is located in the heart of Greenock and has simply decorated rooms, traditional dining, and a quaint lounge bar.
  • Premier Inn Dumbarton/Loch Lomond. This modern economy hotel is located in Dumbarton, just a short drive from Cappielow Park.

How to get to Cappielow Park, Greenock Morton football ground

  • By car: From Glasgow, take the M8 and then the A8 towards Greenock. Follow the A8 into Greenock and you will reach the ground on your left. It’s just after going under a bridge with Picollo’s fish & chip shop on the corner. There is a car park opposite the main entrance, which costs £3, otherwise street parking is available.
  • By train: The nearest railway station to Cappielow Park is Cartsdyke which lies on the Glasgow Central – Gourock line. The journey from Glasgow takes around 40 minutes and then the ground is about a five minute walk from Cartsdyke Station.
  • By bus: There are several bus routes that stop near Cappielow Park, including the X7, X22, 530, 531, and 532.
  • On foot: If you are coming from the town centre, Cappielow Park is about a 20 minute walk away. Simply head north along West Hamilton Street and you will see the ground on your left.

Here are some additional details for each method of transportation:

  • By car: The car park at Cappielow Park is small and can get busy on match days, so it is advisable to arrive early if you are planning to drive. There is also some street parking available, but this can be limited.
  • By train: Cartsdyke station is a short walk from Cappielow Park. The station is on the Glasgow Central – Gourock line, and trains run every 15-20 minutes during peak times.
  • By bus: The bus stops closest to Cappielow Park are Sinclair Street and Cartsdyke. The X7, X22, 530, 531, and 532 bus routes all stop at these stops.
  • On foot: The walk from the town centre to Cappielow Park is along a well-lit route and takes about 20 minutes.

Things to do near Cappielow Park, Greenock

  • Visit the Beacon Arts Centre. This art gallery and theatre hosts a variety of exhibitions, performances, and events throughout the year.
  • Explore Lyle Hill. This hill offers stunning views of the Firth of Clyde and the surrounding area. There are also several walking trails and a cafe on the hill.
  • Visit the Hill House. This Arts and Crafts-style mansion was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and is one of Scotland’s most important architectural landmarks.
  • Go shopping in Greenock town centre. There are a variety of shops to choose from, including high street stores, independent boutiques, and traditional markets.
  • Visit the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre. This museum tells the story of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and its history. There are also interactive exhibits and a fire engine simulator.
  • Take a walk along the Esplanade. This waterfront walkway offers stunning views of the Firth of Clyde and the town of Greenock. There are also several benches where you can relax and enjoy the scenery.
  • Visit Greenock Cemetery. This cemetery is the final resting place of many famous people, including the poet Robert Tannahill and the industrialist James Watt.
  • Visit Ginger the Horse. This statue of a Clydesdale horse is a popular tourist attraction. It is located in the centre of Greenock and is a reminder of the town’s industrial heritage.

I hope this gives you some ideas for things to do near Cappielow Park.