Saturday 4 April 2015

Your guide to the big day

Tomorrow Livingston and Alloa face off in the Petrofac Training Cup Final 2015.

Here’s our handy guide to the day’s action – and with a feast of fun supporters are strongly encouraged to get to McDiarmid Park early, with the weather looking set to deliver a sunny afternoon!


Sales are going well from both clubs but there will be an allocation available on the day for local supporters, and those from the two clubs who make a late decision to come. Tickets priced at £15 for adults, £5 for concessions and FREE for accompanied U12s, will be available from the Ticket Office at McDiarmid Park from 2pm. The Ticket Office is situated just beyond the Main Stand entrance.

Car parking

Ample car parking is available on site, with stewards on hand to ensure supporters can arrive safely. Car parking is priced at £3.

Supporters familiar with McDiarmid Park should note that the car park immediately outside the Main Stand is closed to allow supporters to mingle as part of the Fanzone.


The Petrofac Fanzone opens at 2pm with a huge range of activity planned including:

  • Live music from blues inspired rock band The Palmiros on stage plus the Perth & Kinross District Pipe Band
  • Presentation of the Petrofac Training Cup with legends Marvin Andrews and Craig Valentine, presented by Eilidh Barbour at 3pm
  • KeepUp with our brilliant football trickster David Meny and his amazing soccer skills 
  • An amazing Facebook photo-booth – supporters can tag themselves!
  • Giant human table football and Tug O’ War  stations
  • Kids face-painting – club colours of course
  • A batik wall to test quick-fire reactions
  • Bouncy castle for the littlest children
  • Leave a (happy!) message on our club branded “Graffiti Walls”
  • Community football for the kids (guide timeslots will be published for age groups – but it will be very relaxed!) led by Livingston and Alloa coaches
  • Free food with burgers, popcorn, and candyfloss (vouchers will be handed out on the day, one per person!)

Staff, stewards and first aiders will be available on site. The fanzone will remain open until 3.30pm when supporters should make their way into the stadium for the pre-match presentation.


There’s more happening in-stadium from around 3.30pm

  • We’ll be looking for two young supporters to read out the teams with our roving presenter Eilidh Barbour
  • The Perth & District Pipe Band will be back to march onto the park at McDiarmid
  • Marvin Andrew and Craig Valentine will officially present the Petrofac Training Cup pre-match
  • The teams will be led out to a sea of fire, with dozens of mascots and flagbearers creating a spectacular spectacle – supporters are encouraged to wear their colours and raise the roof


We’ve got a packed interval including:

  • The last ever Your Goal half-time challenge featuring a Livingston supporter and Alloa supporter going head to head for a signed shirt. This will take place at the north end of the stadium
  • 32 children from Livingston and Alloa’s community programmes will take part in a Football4s festivals on the pitch
  • We’ll welcome winners of the Petrofac Corporate Cup to receive their trophy following a recent community tournament in partnership with the Aberdeen FC Community Trust

Full time

Don’t miss out on a spectacular trophy presentation and a feast of celebrations including:

  • The trophy stage will be placed directly in front of the section of supporters who are celebrating victory
  • Either Livingston fan Graeme or Alloa supporter Alan will present the Petrofac Training Cup to our winning captain – against a backdrop of gold and black confetti
  • The winning team will then invite all supporters to take part in a giant “Winners Board” picture – we’ll be shooting a very wide picture and inviting supporters to tag themselves on Facebook
  • Eilidh Barbour will interview the winning manager and some of the players so supporters can hear the very first reaction from their heroes


Supporters in-stadium and at home can follow the action with behind the scenes content, reaction and a real opportunity to get involved.

  • There will be exclusive behind the scenes images from the day including the Fanzone, match presentation and game itself, plus the all-important celebrations
  • Supporters can vote for their official Petrofac Training Cup Man of the Match by tweeting #PetrofacFinal and the full name of their chosen player. There will also be an option to vote on Facebook
  • The website will also carry a match report and gallery of images shortly after full time
  • We’ll carry excusive post match TV interviews on Facebook with the winning manager and players
  • Later in the week we’ll be able to exclusively show Go-Pro footage of the winning captain lifting the Petrofac Training Cup
  • Watch out for a very special film we’re making to tell the story of a day when supporters really came first
  • Supporters in-stadium and all over the world can get involved with our official hashtag, #PetrofacFinal both in the build-up, on the day and in the days afterwards