Annan Athletic FC
Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
Looking Towards The North End (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Record & Average Attendance
|What's The Ground Like?|
On one side is
the smart looking Main Stand. This small covered
stand is all seated as is five rows high and is
fairly new looking. It straddles the halfway line on
the West side of the ground. The rest of the
stadium is mostly comprised of uncovered hard
standing areas. The team dugouts are located
opposite the Main Stand on the East Side, where
there is some uncovered terrace which is only a few
steps high. The North End of the ground which has
been dubbed the Astro end, after the Astroturf
training pitch behind, has been designated for away
supporters, if segregation is required. The pitch
slopes down from this area towards the South (Club
house) end of the ground.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
Dominic Jack a visiting
Clyde fan informs me; 'I was very impressed with
how welcoming the club was to visiting fans. The
social club was very good and the pies were
superb, one of the best that I have had for a long
time. Overall it was very worth the trip down,
despite the scoreline!' Derek Hall a visiting
Hartlepool United fan adds; 'The pies were
delicious and fantastic value; The Scotch Pie
(minced savoury mutton) was only £1.70 whilst the
Steak Pie (served in the same pastry as the Scotch
Pie) was £2'.
|Where To Drink?|
|There is a club house at the ground itself which welcomes away supporters. Although you have to sign in as a visitor, there is no charge for this. Otherwise there are also plenty of bars half a mile down the hill, on Annan’s High Street. One of these is the Blue Bell Inn, an old coaching which is situated by the River Annan and is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Also just off the High Street in Lady Street, located in the Corner House Hotel, is 'The Shed' bar which is popular with football fans and has SKY Sports. If you’re looking for something to eat, then the Café Royal is recommended either for eat-in or as a takeaway chippy.|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
From the North:
There is not a lot of car parking
available at the ground; however, the campsite next
door appears to be geared up to help out; offering
parking for a fee of £1.
Annan Railway Station is located on the
Carlisle to Dumfries line. The ground is about 10
minutes walk from the railway station. To get there
simply keep walking in a straight line away from the
station, cross the High Street and keep heading
straight ahead. You will pass 'The Shed' pub
on the left (which is worth a visit) and a further
five minutes walk and you will reach Galabank on
Thanks to Kevin Hunter for providing
|Official Programme £1.50|
|Annan Athletic FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Website).|
|The Club has ample space for
wheelchair users at the front of the Main Stand.
|The team replaced by Annan in the Scottish League were local rivals Gretna. The closest current Scottish League side is Queen of the South in Dumfries which is around 16 miles away.|
|Record & Average Attendance|
2,517 v Glasgow Rangers
Division 3, September 17th 2012.
2013-2014: 409 (League Two)
2012-2013: 641 (Division Three)
2011-2012: 472 (Division Three)
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