Your Hearts (H) Matchday Guide

Heart of Midlothian will travel to The BBSP Stadium, Rugby Park for a 4th versus 6th place cinch Premiership clash on Saturday 2nd December.

Facing up against former Killie man Steven Naismith, Derek McInnes is set to reach a milestone of 700 competitive matches as a manager this weekend.

Tickets for the fixture can be purchased online right up until kick-off. Overseas supporters can also tune-in to Killie TV for live broadcast coverage, presented by the HBSA Hospital Radio team.

Take a look at the key matchday details below.

Entry information

Tickets are available online right up until kick-off and can also be purchased from the Killie Ticket Office before 2.30pm on matchday. QR codes providing a link to online sales are overtly displayed around the stadium to assist those who wish to purchase tickets upon arrival.

Turnstiles NE1/NE2 will not be in operation this weekend.


Match officials

Referee: David Dickinson

Assistant Referees: Chris Rae & Colin Drummond

Fourth Official: Chris Graham

VAR: Grant Irvine

AVAR: Sean Carr

Comments from the camp

Derek McInnes has revealed that “working for good people” is the secret to longevity as he approaches his 700th competitive match as a manager.

Speaking to press ahead of this weekend’s milestone, the 52-year-old said: “I think working with good people is an important thing. We all work for clubs, but you actually work for the people within the club. I think, in the majority of cases, any time a manager is successful is because the people above them have a connection and there’s synergy. You want to work for good people, and that is the case.”

You can listen to the manager’s full pre-match press conference – HERE. 

Bring a Gift Day

The club has teamed up with a squad of local partners to support the community through the ‘2023 Bring a Gift’ appeal, which coincides with Saturday’s match.

A collection point will be open outside of the Moffat Stand turnstiles – across from The Park Hotel – from 1-3pm. It is politely requested that you wrap gifts and mark whether they are most suitable for:

  • A boy, girl or gender neutral
  • A specific age range

Full details can be found – HERE.

Moffat Stand Fanzone

Turn your trip to Rugby Park into a day out for the full family by dropping into the fanzone ahead of kick-off. Open from 2pm, bring the kids along early to try out the inflatable dartboard, Hexagol arena and much more.

Killie Magazine

The final edition of the year has hit the shelves in time for the busy festive period. The latest cover star is – Mr Consistent – Lewis Mayo who discusses his life away from the pitch, which has included a recent venture into the kitchen to sharpen his cooking skills.

You can also catch up with Clyde loanee Kian Leslie about a landmark Man of the Match performance in front of the BBC cameras, while on-form Lauryn Reside discusses a transition to the wing which saw her become a regular on the scoresheet for Kilmarnock WFC.

Priced at £4, you can grab a copy from the Killie Superstore.

Pre-match fuel

Fans in the East and Moffat stands must try our new festive offerings in Kiosks 2 & 3 … keep your eyes peeled for the festive Yorkshire pudding wrap and salt & chilli pigs in blankets.

Killie Superstore

Beat the Christmas rush by starting your shopping in the Killie Superstore this weekend. From Christmas jumpers to calendars and gnomes, there’s something to suit every taste.

The superstore is open from 10am until kick-off on matchday. You can also shop online – HERE.

Killie TV

The HBSA Hospital Radio team make their return to the Rugby Park commentary box this week. The match will be broadcast to international subscribers who can view coverage as part of their package by logging into Killie TV as normal, while UK subscribers can tune-in for live audio.

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You can subscribe to Killie TV – HERE.