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Alloa Athletic
Recreation Park

Capacity: 3,100 (919 seated)
Address:
Clackmannan Rd, Alloa, FK10 1RY
Telephone No: 01259 722 695
Fax No: 01259 210 886
Pitch Size: 110 x 75 yards
Year Ground Opened: 1895
Club Nickname: Wasps
Home Kit Colours: Gold & Black
Official Web Site: www.alloaathletic.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
The Return Of The Duffle
www.alloa7-0.co.uk
Alloa Athletic Mad (Footy Mad Network)

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Contents

What's The Ground Like?
Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Hilton Road Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Clackmannan Road End (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Fixtures 2012-2013
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
Feedback

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What's The Ground Like?

The ground is largely an open one, with uncovered terraces behind each goal. On one side is an unusual looking Main Stand. 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 that was erected 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. During the Summer of 2007, the pitch was replaced with an artificial surface.

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Main Stand


Main Stand Recreation Park Alloa

Thanks to Ian Drain for providing the photos for this page.

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are housed in the temporary Hilton Road Stand on one side of the ground. 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.

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Hilton Road Stand

Where To Drink?
There are no bars in the immediate vicinity of the ground. Duncan Condie informs me; 'I believe that The Bank and The Thistle are good pubs for a pre-match drink. Both are in the town centre about 5-10 minutes walk along Clackmannan Road'. Also in the town centre at Junction Place is the Thistle Bar which is attached to the Maclay's Thistle Brewery. So you would hope to get a great pint there!

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Clackmannan Road End

How To Get There By Car And Where To Park

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. Street Parking.

For a map showing the location of the ground click here
(to take you to the Street Map website).

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By Train
Alloa now have a new train station which is in walking distance of the ground. 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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Local Rivals
Stirling Albion.

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Ground Layout


Ground Layout

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Admission Prices 

All areas of the ground:
Adults £13
Concessions £7

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Programme Price
Official Programme £1.50.

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Fixtures 2012-2013
Alloa Athletic FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
13,000 v Dunfermline Athletic,
Scottish Cup, 3rd Round replay, February 26th, 1939.

Average Attendance:
2011-2012: 672 (Division Three)

2010-2011: 537 (Division Two)
2009-2010: 658 (Division Two)

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. 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 Alloa Hotels and Guest Houses page.

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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me and I'll update the guide.




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Last Revised:  16 December 2012