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Dungannon Swifts FC
Stangmore Park

Capacity: 5,000 (Seats 300) 
Address:
Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT71 6PP
Telephone No: 0
28 8772 3257
Fax No:
028 8772 5309
Pitch Size: 1
12 x 70 yards 
Year Ground Opened: To be advised
Club Nickname:
The Swifts
Home Kit Colours: All Navy Blue
Official Web Site:
www.dungannonswiftsfc.co.uk

Unofficial Web Sites:
None at present


 
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Contents

What's Stangmore Park Like?
Stangmore Park (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Main Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?

Home End (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Moys Road End (photo)
By Train
Covered Side Terrace (photo)
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Ground Map
Fixtures 2013-2014
Local Rivals
Hotel Accommodation

Google Area Map


What's Stangmore Like?

Stangmore Park is located alongside the A29, one mile south of the hilltop town of Dungannon. It is in a pleasant rural location, boarded by the towns rugby ground, a housing estate and green fields. Looking on from the A29 the ground has a small floodlit training pitch, a large car park, plus a modern clubhouse building with a first floor viewing lounge and a low single storey social club which unusually sit outside the boundary of the ground.

Viewing the ground from the Moy Road (West) away end, to the right on the pitch centre line is the Main Stand, which has a modern cantilever roof and a concrete deck of 300 blue plastic tip up seats raised above the home and away dug outs. The stand is flanked by a wide expanse of flat terracing, which steps up at the rear to provide a slightly elevated view. Looking directly ahead to behind the goal is the home (east) end which has a low cover almost the width of the pitch. This stand, which has shallow steps at the rear was converted to seating in 2010 and although it has doubled Stangmore Park’s seating capacity fans over 6ft tall may find the amount of leg room on offer in the new seats a little bit uncomfortable. The stand also has a number of columns which may impede your view.

Looking back to the left from the away stand, the North side of the ground is very narrow and is hemmed in by a housing estate. Despite this a low cover with thin supporting posts runs the full length of the pitch. The ground’s original floodlights used to sit at the back of the wooden boundary, but now that these have been removed it should allow for a little bit more room for movement within the stand. Pleasingly, the ground has no fencing separating the playing surface from the spectators and that coupled with the rural surroundings and friendly ground staff makes Stangmore Park probably the most “homely” of all the Premier League Grounds in Northern Ireland and also has the distinction of currently being the only ground outside of Belfast with spectator cover on all four sides.

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Future Developments
In a town with a passion for sport, with good facilities on offer at both Dungannon’s Rugby and GAA stadiums, it is the football ground which leads the way. Having removed the original pitchside floodlights and replaced them with more powerful corner floodlights during 2011, Stangmore Park’s current capacity of 5,000 with 600 seats is sufficient for Irish Premier League fixtures. However with space restricted on the North side of the ground it is likely any future improvement in facilities will be by building a new stand at the East (away) end of the ground.

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Stangmore Park


Stangmore Park 

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Visitors are allocated the Moy Road (West) end of the ground. This is a narrow flat standing area behind the goal, which has a low cover the length of the penalty area. There are a number of columns and a deep rooftop advertising board which may impede your view, however the cover does at least keep the rain out!

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Main Stand


Main
                    Stand

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Where To Drink?
There is a Social Club at the ground. Otherwise there does not seem to be much else around in the immediate vicinity. Dungannon town centre is around a 25 minute walk away.

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Home End


Home
                    End

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From Belfast:
Stangmore Park is located 1 mile north of the M1/A4 Junction 15,and a mile south of Dungannon town centre. Turn into the A29 towards Dungannon, the ground will appear on the right hand side.
   
From Armagh:
Follow the A29 to Dungannon, the ground is located 1 mile north of the M1/A4 junction, on the right hand side.
 
From Cookstown:
Stangmore Park is located 1 mile to the south of Dungannon Town Centre. Follow the A29 towards Armagh, the ground appears on the left hand side, after passing Dungannon Rugby Ground.
 
Car Parking
There is ample parking spaces in the car park directly behind the Main Stand.


For a map showing the location of the ground see the Google map below, at the bottom of this page.

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Moy Road End


Moy Road End

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By Train
There are no train services to Dungannon, however Goldline Bus Service 273 From Belfast Europa
Bus Centre to Omagh passes the ground on the right hand side and stops at Dungannon's town centre bus station. Alternatively Goldline Bus Service 278 Dublin to Londonderry can be picked up from Armagh Bus Station. This also passes the ground on the way to Dungannon Bus Station. Local Ulster Bus service 72 Armagh to Dungannon passes by Stagmore Park, though the weekend timetable is restricted.
 
Directions to the Ground from the Bus Station:

There is a supermarket next to the bus station which has a taxi rank, otherwise its a brisk 20 minute walk to the ground. From the bus station, turn right into Railway Road, follow into Barrack Street. At the mini roundabout follow the road into Brooke Street and Wellington Road. This road leads uphill to the A29 Moy Road. Follow the road down the hill, past the petrol station and Dungannon Rugby Ground. Stangmore Park will then appear to your left.
      

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Covered Side Terrace


Covered Side Terrace

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Admission Prices 

Adults £9
Child £5

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Programme Price
Official Programme £2

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Ground Map


Ground layout

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Northern Ireland Premier league fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Local Rivals
Portadown is the nearest Premier League club. Loughgall and Armagh City are also close rivals.

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Football Hotels who are powered by Activehotels, who specialise in locating accommodation near or within a short travelling distance of the football ground. They also have the added advantage over some other hotel booking services that you pay on departure. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going.

Access their Dungannon Hotels & Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.

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Google Area Map
Map showing the location of the stadium and railway station.
Instructions for using the map:
- Use the bar on the left of the map to zoom in / out using the + / - keys.
- Click and drag an area of the map to move around or use the up/down, left/right arrows on the map.
- Click the Satellite button to see aerial view photograph. 



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