Capacity: Recreation Park
Address: Clackmannan Road, Alloa, FK10 1RY
Telephone: 01259 722 695
Fax: 01259 210 886
Pitch Size: 110 x 75 yards
Club Nickname: Wasps
Year Ground Opened: 1895
Home Kit: Gold and Black
The ground is largely an open one, with only fair sized structure, an unusual looking Main Stand, being present. This covered all seated stand, runs for around half the length of the pitch. The seating is raised above pitch level and there are a number of supporting pillars. Opposite there is a small covered 'temporary' seated stand, which has now been in residence since in 2008. The Hilton Road Side, as it is known, contains 519 seats and is for the use of away supporters. Unfortunately, it too has a number of supporting pillars running across the front of it. Views from both stands are further impeded, by the bases of floodlight pylons, that run along the perimeter of the pitch. At the Clackmannan Road End of the ground, there is a small covered terrace, which at least gives home fans some protection in poor weather. The opposite end, the Railway End, is a small open terrace. Recreation Park has an artificial playing surface.
Away fans are housed in the Hilton Road Stand on one side of the ground, which due to its temporary nature, is rather basic. This all seated stand does have a number of supporting pillars running across the front of it, that could impede your view, but at least it is covered. If demand requires it then the Railway End terrace can also be allocated. However, this terrace is open to the elements, so be prepared to get wet. Normally a relaxing and enjoyable visit.
There are no bars in the immediate vicinity of Recreation Park. Duncan Condie informs me; 'I believe that The Bank on Bank Street and the Thistle Bar at Junction Place, are both good pubs for a pre-match drink. Both are in the town centre about 5-10 minutes walk along Clackmannan Road'. Near to the Town Hall on Drysdale Street is a Wetherspoons pub called the Bobbing John.
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The ground is easy to find at it is located on the A907, on the East side of town. If approaching from Stirling, continue on the A907 through the centre of Alloa and you will eventually reach the ground on your left. There is no parking available at the ground for supporters so it is a case of finding some street parking.
Alloa Railway Station is in easy walking distance of Recreation Park. It is served by trains from Stirling and Glasgow. Ian Chapple adds; 'Come out of the station, walk past the Asda and turn left. The ground is about a 5-10 minute walk away'.
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All areas of the ground*
Over 65's/Under 16's £8
* For the visit of Hibernian, the above ticket prices are raised by £2 for adults and £1 per Over 65/Under 16.
Official Programme £2
13,000 v Dunfermline Athletic, Scottish Cup, 3rd Round replay, February 26th, 1939.
2015-2016: 1,121 (Championship League)
2014-2015: 1,429 (Championship League)
2013-2014: 876 (Championship League)
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