Dundee host Ayr United in a rearranged Ladbrokes Championship encounter on Tuesday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.
FIXTURE: Dundee FC v Ayr United
COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Championship
DATE: Tuesday 10th March 2020
VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park
Tickets for the match against Ayr United 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 and Under 16 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 match day and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible. It is open from 10am on match day and until 6pm on Friday night.
Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1) or online
A reminder that season tickets holders can claim two free tickets for any match throughout the season.
There will be a cash turnstile in the Main Stand for Dundee supporters.
Tickets for the original date of January 11th are valid for the rearranged game.
STADIUM: Somerset Park
PITCH SIZE: 101m x 66m
MANAGER: Mark Kerr
CHAIRMAN: Lachlan Cameron
NICKNAME: The Honest Men
CLUB COLOURS: Black and White
HONOURS: Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) champions: 1911/12,
1912/13, 1927/28, 1936/37, 1965/66
Scottish League B Division (2nd tier) champions: 1958/59
Scottish League Second Division (3rd tier) champions: 1987/88,
SPFL League One (3rd tier) champions: 2017/18
Scottish League Cup runners-up: 2001/02
RECORD WIN: 11-1 v Dumbarton, League Cup, 13/8/1952
RECORD ATTENDANCE: 25,255 v Rangers, Scottish League, 13/9/1969
CLUB WEBSITE: www.ayrunitedfc.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
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.
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
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
REFEREE: John Beaton
ASSISTANT REFEREE Graham McNellie
ASSISTANT REFEREE: Jonathan Bell
Head to Head v Ayr United
LEAGUE: Won 51, Drawn 21, Lost 24
SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 3, Lost 0
LEAGUE CUP: Won 7, Drawn 2, Lost 3
CHALLENGE CUP: Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 1
TOTALS: Won 62, Drawn 26, Lost 28
Last Five Dundee v Ayr United Matches
- 7/3/2020 | Away | Championship | Drew 0-0 | 1,758
- 25/10/2019 | Away | Championship | Won 2-1 | 1,627 | McDaid, McGowan
- 10/8/2019 | Home | Championship | Won 1-0 | 5,520 | Nelson
- 18/8/2018 | Home | League Cup | Lost 3-0 | 3,151
- 28/4/2012 | Away | First Division | Lost 3-2 | 1,656 | Conroy, Milne
Dundee emerged from the first match of the double header against Ayr United last Saturday with a goalless draw at Somerset Park. Chances were hard to come by in the soggy conditions and the Dark Blues needed a fantastic save by Conor Hazard from Aaron Muirhead’s second half penalty to take a point with their fourth consecutive clean sheet.
Ayr United: Doohan, Houston, Bell (c), Roscoe, Harvie, Muirhead, Kelly, Moffat (McCowan 86), Malley (Gillespie 77), Forrest (Tiffoney 52), Drinan
Unused subs: Hare-Reid (gk), Kerr, Docherty, Murphy.
Booked: Houston (foul on McDaid), Roscoe (foul on Hemmings), Muirhead (foul on Nelson)
Dundee FC: Hazard, Meekings (c), Forster, Berra, Kerr (Elliott 62), Dorrans, McGhee (Nelson at half time), Byrne, McDaid (Field 74), Hemmings, McGowan
Unused subs: Hamilton (gk), Cameron, Crankshaw, Robertson.
Booked: Kerr (foul on Drinan).
Attendance: 1,758 (312 Dees).
Referee: Steven McLean. Assistants: Ivan Stankovic, Craig Ferguson.
DUNDEE: Hemmings 9; Johnson 7; Nelson, McGowan 4; McDaid 3; McGhee 2; Curran, Mackie, Kerr, Dorrans, Forster 1
AYR UNITED: McCowan, Forrest 9; Kelly 7; Moffatt 5; Moore 4; Doolan, McGuffie 3; Geggan, Roscoe, Docherty, Drinan 2; Murdoch, Ashcroft, Muirhead, Bell, Malley 1
Ayr United’s Season So Far
Ayr’s season started off with an impressive 7-0 Betfred Cup win away at newly demoted Lowland League side Berwick Rangers but their next League Cup match was away at Premiership opposition and they went down 2-1 to Livingston.
Ayr then hosted League One side Falkirk and won 2-1 against a Bairns side who played most of the second half with ten men.
In their last group game Ayr drew 2-2 with Stranraer and lost the penalty shoot out and not getting the bonus point cost them qualification as one of the best runners-up.
Ayr started their league campaign with a 4-2 win home over Greenock Morton before losing 1-0 at Dens the following week thanks to an Andrew Nelson winner.
After that defeat however Ayr went on a five game undefeated run, which included a 2-0 win over Dundee United at Somerset Park to go joint top with the Arabs at the top of the league.
However this good form prompted Partick Thistle to poach manager Ian McCall back to his old Maryhil stomping ground and Ayr then lost their first game without him away at Inverness before going down 3-2 at Dunfermline.
In the Challenge Cup Ayr had to travel to Wales to face Wrexham but exited the competition 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
After Dundee’s 2-1 win at Somerset Park in October, Ayr recorded decent wins against Morton (3-2) and Partick (4-1) before a hat-trick of defeats to QOS, Dunfermline and Inverness.
A 1-1 draw at home to Arbroath and a 2-1 win over Alloa in December kept Ayr in the play off spots and in January wins over Dunfermline and Inverness saw them remain in third.
Also in January Ayr knocked Premiership Ross County out of the Scottish Cup but went out in the next round after a 2-1 defeat to St Johnstone at Somerset.
After another 2-1 defeat at home, this time to Morton in the league, Ayr defeated Alloa 2-0 in Clackmananshire before drawing two 0-0 draws with first Dundee United then Dundee last week.
Dundee’s 2019/20 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Ayr United 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 Dark Blue Decade – part two of looking back at The Dee in the 2010s
- Profile on visitors Ayr United
- Played for Both featuring Craig Beattie
- Junior Dees News
- DFC in the Community 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 Ayr United 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 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 Tuesday alongside a shorter highlights package and exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.
The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Monday.