Scottish Ground Guide


Airdrieonians FC
Excelsior Stadium

Although most Airdrie fans call it New Broomfield
Capacity: 10,171 (all seated)
Address:
Craigneuk Avenue, Airdrie, ML6 8QZ
Telephone No:
07710 230775
Pitch Size: 115 x 75 yards
Year Ground Opened: 1998
Club Nickname: Diamonds
Home Kit Colours: White, Red & Black
Official Web Sites:
www.airdriefc.com
Excelsior Stadium

Unofficial Web Sites:
Broomfield Stomp (Sport Network)
Ceefax's Airdrie United Website
Vital Airdrie United (Vital Football Network)


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Contents

What's The Ground Like?
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
By Train
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Layout Of The Ground

Local Rivals
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation



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.

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Jack Dalziel & North Stands


Jack Dalziel & North Stands

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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.

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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'. 

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The North & East Stands


South & East Stands

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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 clogged up'.

Map showing the location of the Excelsior Stadium (takes you to the Google Maps website).

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By Train
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 and Edinburgh.

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.

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Admission Prices 

Adults 16
Concessions 10
Under 16's 7
1 Adult + 1 Child 20

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Local Rivals
Albion Rovers, Hamilton & Motherwell.

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Airdrieonians FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Record & Average Attendance

Record Attendance:

For an Airdrieonians Match:
9,044 v Glasgow Rangers
League One, August 23rd 2013

For The Stadium:
St Mirren v Hamilton Academical
9,612, Challenge Cup Final, November 5th 2005

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 936 (Division One)
2011-2012: 833 (Division Two)

2010-2011: 788 (Division Two)

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Hotel Accommodation

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Last Revised:  24 October 2013