Alloa – Preview

Dundee return to league action this weekend when Alloa Athletic come at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park on Ladbrokes Championship duty and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Alloa Athletic

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Championship

DATE: Saturday 14th September 2019

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Alloa Athletic at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park are on sale now online and from the Ticket office within Dundee Direct

The prices are as follows:

Family Area Priced tickets available in the Bobby Cox Stand

Rows A – Y, Seats 1 – 47 with prices as follows:

Adult and one child under 12 £26
Two adults and two children under 12 £50
With additional children under 12 at £2
Under 12 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group

Prices for all areas in Dens Park are priced at £24 for Adults, £16 for concessions and £10 for Under 18

The ticket office is often busy on a matchday and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible. It is open from 10am on a matchday.

Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1) or online

There will be a cash turnstile in the Main Stand for Dundee supporters.

A reminder that season tickets holders can claim two free tickets for any match throughout the season.

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1878

STADIUM: The Indodrill Stadium

CAPACITY: 3,100

PITCH SIZE: 110 x 75 yards

MANAGER: Peter Grant

CHAIRMAN: Mike Mulraney

NICKNAMES: The Wasps

CLUB COLOURS: Black and Gold

HONOURS: Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) champions: 1921/22

Scottish League Third Division (4th tier): 1997/98, 2011/12

Scottish League Challenge Cup winners: 1999/2000

RECORD WIN: 9-0 v Selkirk, Scottish Cup, 28/11/2005

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 15,467 v Celtic, Scottish Cup, 5/2/1955

CLUB WEBSITE: www.alloaathletic.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

By bus:
From Dundee City Centre you can use the no. 1A National Express Dundee bus service which can be boarded at Albert Square every 12 minutes and takes you to Dens Road.

By train:
Trains from all over the country pass through the main Dundee station and supporters can then proceed to the ground by the above bus services from stops situated within walking distance of the station

By car:

Approaching from a westerly direction, (eg Glasgow or Edinburgh)

As you approach at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic until you reach the stadium

Travelling from the south (via Tay Road Bridge)

Exit the Tay Road Bridge in the right hand lane then stay in the left hand lane on the inner ring road. You will approach a set of traffic lights (Arnold Clark Garage on your right) turn left at the lights, straight through the next roundabout. Stay in the left hand lane which will split in two as you approach the next roundabout (Ladywell). Keep in the second lane from the left and you will be directed up Victoria Road. Continue up this road which becomes Dens Road after about 1 mile. Turn right at the second mini roundabout into Arklay Street and take the second street on your left. The stadium is approximately 400 yards on your left.

Travelling from the North (Grampian)

As you approach Dundee on the A90 you will arrive at the Kingway at the Shell garage, continue straight ahead (A929) then turn right at the traffic lights along Clepington Road, follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’.

Travelling from The North (Inverness-shire)

Follow the A9 South and follow signs for Perth. Once you reach the Broxden Roundabout follow signs for Dundee. As you approach Dundee at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’ until you reach the stadium.

Parking arrangements for “Blue Badge” holders are as follows:
Home Support – East Side of Provost Road heading from Sandeman Street to Dens Road
Away Support – East side of North Isla Street

For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382 450450

Match Officials

REFEREE: Alan Newlands

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Drew Kirkland

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Gordon Seago

Head to Head v Alloa Athletic

LEAGUE: Won 10, Drawn 1, Lost 2

LEAGUE CUP: Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 1

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 2, Drawn 0, Lost 1

TOTALS: Won 14, Drawn 2, Lost 4

Last Five Dundee v Alloa Athletic

  1. 26/4/2014 | Away | Championship | Won 3-0 | 2,552 | Nade, MacDonald, Beattie
  2. 1/2/2014 | Home | Championship | Drew 1-1 | 4,021 | Conroy
  3. 21/12/2013 | Away | Championship | Won 1-0 | 1,170 | MacDonald
  4. 17/8/2013 | Home | Championship | Won 1-0 | 4,167 | McBride
  5. 27/7/2013 | Home | Challenge Cup | Won 1-0 | 1,880 | Monti

Last Meeting

The 2013/14 SPFL Championship title swung Dundee’s way in the penultimate weekend of the season as the Dark Blues won 3-0 at Alloa while pre-match leaders Hamilton crashed 4-1 at Dumbarton to allow The Dee to claim top spot. 

The large travelling support’s nerves were settled just before the break when cult hero Christian Nade headed The Dee into the lead but they had to wait until the 71st minute to see that doubled when Peter MacDonald slotted home a penalty.

Substitute Craig Beattie wrapped things up with lovely finish two minutes from time and by then the Dundee support were in party mood as the news of the scoreline from The BetButler Stadium was filtering through.

Dundee would go on and clinch the title the following week by defeating Accies conquerors Dumbarton 2-1 at Dens.

Alloa Athletic: Bain, Doyle, Meggatt, Gordon, Tiffoney, Young (Robertson 73’), McCord, Holmes, Simmons (Caddis 60’), Cawley, Kirk (Caldwell 53’)

Unused subs: McDowell, Wilson, Flannigan, Riordan

Booked: Meggat, Tiffoney, McCord

Sent Off: Meggatt

Dundee FC: Letheren, Irvine, Dyer, Davidson, Gallagher, McBride (Riley 83’), Rae, McAllister (Conroy 80’) , MacDonald, Boyle, Nade (Bettie 76’)

Unused suns: Twardzik, Cummins, Kerr, Wighton

Goals: Nade (42’), MacDonald (71’), Beattie (88’)

Booked: McAllister

Referee: John Beaton

Attendance: 2,552

Alloa Athletic’s Season So Far

Alloa started their season with a 3-3 draw at home with Elgin City in the Betfred Cup but lost the bonus point in the shoot out and followed that up with a visit to Premiership Hibernian where they lost 2-0. However wins over Stirling and Arbroath in their next two games saw Alloa finish second in their group but failed to qualify as one of the best runners-up.

In the Ladbrokes Championship The Wasps opened their league campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Partick but crashed 4-1 in their next game away to Morton. Arbroath got revenge for their League Cup defeat with a 1-0 at The Indodrill Stadium but they reversed that scoreline to win 1-0 at Queen of the South the following week to get off the mark.

Alloa won on their travels again last weekend when they defeated Dunfermline 2-1 in the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Nelson, Johnson 4; Curran, Hemmings, Kerr 1

ALLOA ATHLETIC: Trouten 6; Cawley 2

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2019/20 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Alloa game in and around the ground and in the club shop. It is a full, colour 48 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

  • A message from manager James McPake
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • A profile of recent loan signing Sean Mackie
  • Profile on visitors Alloa Athletic
  • Played for Both featuring Derek Fleming
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • Around the Boardroom
  • Club News

The Dee, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Saturday for just £3 and can also be ordered on the Curtis Sport website.

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the Alloa Athletic match live on DeeTV with a virtual season ticket. You can sign up for DeeTV for just £12 a month or an annual fee of £120 on the official website where you will also have access to highlights, interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of most Ladbrokes Championship games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Saturday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to on Sunday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DeeTV from Thursday.