Jack Dalziel & North Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
The North & East Stands (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Layout Of The Ground
Record & Average Attendance
|What's The Ground Like?|
The Excelsior Stadium is a smart looking all seated ground comprising four separate, single tiered, covered stands. The Jack Dalziel Stand (named after a former Airdrieonians Chairman) at one side of the pitch, is the largest of the four stands. Impressive looking, it has a row of executive boxes running across the back. The other three stands are of an equal height which gives the ground a balanced look. The corners of the ground are open apart from the tall floodlights.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|The modern ground is
certainly an excellent one and the facilities
available are not bad. However, the atmosphere
generated within the ground can be quite lacking at
times. For most games the ground is only a quarter
full and just a couple of stands (and for some games
only one stand) are open. It would be great to return
to this ground to see a game in front of a full house,
as that would then do it justice.
Away fans are normally located in the East Stand at one side of the pitch. Dependant on away numbers, you may find only the portion of the West Stand allocated (this stand is shared with home supporters) or just the East Stand, or both. In the event that the Club were to draw one of the Old Firm sides, then the Club would give their maximum allocation of away seats (6,500), comprising all the stadium apart from the West Stand.
|Where To Drink?|
|There is a supporters bar at the ground, within the Jack Dalziel Stand. Otherwise as John McCleod informs me; 'the nearest pub is the Albert which is a good ten minutes walk away from the ground'.|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Leave the M8 at
Junction 6, the Newhouse Junction and take the A73
towards Cumbernauld. After two miles turn right into
Petersburn Road (B8058) and you will see the ground
over on the left. There is a fair sized car park at
the ground, which costs £2. Away fans have
their own entrance to the car park, which is
signposted on approaching the ground. Chris Cobb
adds 'allow extra time for your journey as the
access roads around Airdrie do tend to get quite
Map showing the location of the Excelsior Stadium (takes you to the Google Maps website).
|The closest station to
the ground is Drumgelloch which is just over a mile
away, whilst Airdrie station is a around 1.5.miles
away. Both stations are served by Glasgow Queen Street
As you come out of the main entrance at Airdrie station, turn left along Broomknoll Street, proceeding under the railway bridge. At the roundabout turn right and go along the A89. At the next roundabout turn left, still proceeding along the A89 and then at the next roundabout turn right onto Graham Street (still the A89). After around half a mile you will reach another roundabout which is the junction with the A73, turn right onto the A73 Carlisle Road and the ground is down this road on the left.
From Drumgelloch station, proceed up to the top of station road and turn left into Towers Road. At the top of Towers Road turn left onto Forrest Street (A89). Go straight along Forrest Street until you reach another roundabout which is the junction with the A73. Turn left onto the A73 Carlisle Road and the ground is down this road on the left.
|Official Programme £2.|
|Albion Rovers, Hamilton & Motherwell.|
|Airdrieonians FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
For an Airdrieonians Match:
For The Stadium:
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