Capacity: 5,267 (2,117 Seated)
Address: Gladstone Rd, Stenhousemuir, FK5 4QL
Telephone: 01324 562 992
Fax: 01324 562 980
Pitch Size: 110 x 72 yards
Club Nickname: Warriors
Year Ground Opened: 1890
Home Kit: Maroon and White
On one side of Ochilview Park, is the relatively new looking Main Stand. This small all seated, covered stand, runs for about half the length of the pitch and straddles the half way line. It has a couple of floodlights perched on its roof. Opposite to this stand the side of the ground is unused for spectators and just has the team dugouts and a row of small floodlights. At the Tryst Road End of the ground is good sized terrace, that recently has had a roof put on it, giving much needed shelter for the standing fans. On one side of this terrace can be seen a Social Club which is owned by the Club. The opposite East End of the ground is again unused for spectators. During the Summer of 2007 a new synthetic playing surface was installed at the stadium.
Sandy Reid adds; 'For the historians out there the first modern floodlit game in Scotland was played at Ochilview in 1951. Behind the ground looking towards the Ochils in the distance is the Tryst which was the largest selling market for farm stock for the drovers back in the 1700's and 1800's in Scotland'.
Generally there is no segregation of fans for league games. If segregation needs to be enforced, then away fans are predominantly housed in the covered Tryst Road terrace which is allocated specifically to them, whilst some seats are also allocated in the Main Stand. Normally a friendly welcome awaits the visiting supporter and I experienced no problems on my visit.
There is a Social Club on one corner of the Tryst Road terrace and a small bar under the Main Stand. Both welcome away supporters, although on occasions the Social Club may charge a small entrance fee, for non members. There are a couple of bars to be found in the nearby town centre (five minutes walk). Paul O'Shea adds; 'Right by Larbert Railway Station is the Station Hotel, which is featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. On my visit they had some interesting beers from small Scottish microbreweries.'
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From the West
Leave the M876 at Junction 2 and follow the A88 towards Stenhousemuir. After about three quarters of a mile turn right into Tryst Road. The ground is down the bottom of this road on the left. It is not the easiest ground to spot as it has no large floodlights that can be seen from a distance.
From the East
At Junction 7 of the M9 join the M876 going East bound towards Kincardine. At the end of the M876 take the third exit at the roundabout onto the A905. At the roundabout that is the junction with the A88, take the second exit onto the A88 (Bellsdyke Road). After around two miles turn left at the mini roundabout into Tryst Road for the ground.
Remember also to ignore the 'football traffic' signs around the area, as if you follow them you will eventually end up at Falkirks' ground. Street parking.
The nearest railway station is Larbert, which is just under a mile away from the ground. As you come out of the station, bear left down the main (King Street) road in front of the station. Continue down Kings Road and you will reach the ground on the left.
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The Club operate a Category System (A & B & C) for the pricing of tickets, whereby the most popular games cost more to watch. Category A ticket prices are shown below, with Category B & C prices shown in brackets.
Adults £18 (B £15) (C £13)
Concessions £10 (B £10) (C £8)
Adults £18 (B £15) (C £12)
Concessions £10 (B £10) (C £7)
Concessions apply to OAP's and Students (proof of status must be shown).
Official Programme £2
East Stirlingshire, Falkirk, Stirling Albion and Alloa.
12,500 v East Fife, March 11th 1950. Scottish Cup 4th Round.
2015-2016: 566 (League One)
2014-2015: 584 (League One)
2013-2014: 826 (League One)
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Stenhousemuir v Peterhead
Scottish League One
Saturday 12th March 2016, 3pm
Barnie (Neutral fan)
Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Ochilview Park?
I was in Edinburgh visiting my son and we decided to have a trip out to see another club that we haven't visited before.
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
We travelled by train from Edinburgh to Larbert. It was then a ten minute walk from the station down to the ground. It was really easy to find, although we were at the ground about an hour before kick off and there were few people around at that time.
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
We spoke with a steward when we arrived who was really helpful, and made us welcome. We didn't bother with a drink on this trip so can't help with pubs etc. We got in the ground early and got talking to some supporters around us - all very pleasant and helpful.
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Ochilview Park?
All the supporters were all housed in the one Main Stand along one touchline. There is a terraced end but that wasn't used, along with the two other sides, which are open with no stands or terrace. The Peterhead fans were all sat to one side of the Main Stand, which also has a really small 'press' area.
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
As a neutral, we enjoyed the match. I think it's fair to day that Stenhousemuir weren't at their best. Peterhead were much higher in the league and had scored far more, which pretty much played out in the game. Two lovely long range shots - one for each side - were included in a 4-1 win for Peterhead. There is a small food bar offering the usual football food - pies etc. The sausage roll/ tea was good enough and reasonably priced.
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
No problem at all - a ten minute walk to the station and another ten minute wait for a train back to Edinburgh. There 's a large pub called aptly the Station, really close to the station that looked busy enough.
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Enjoyed it. Well worth a visit for a football fix or to rack up another ground. Really friendly locals and staff, and it sounds like they get other fans travelling up from England for occasional games.
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