Scottish Ground Guide


Berwick Rangers FC
Shielfield Park

Capacity: 4,131 (Seated 1,366)
Address:
Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2EF
Telephone No:
01289 307 424
Fax No: 01289 307 424
Pitch Size: 110 x 70 yards
Club Nickname: The Borderers
Year Ground Opened: 1954
Home Kit Colours: Gold & Black
Official Web Site: www.berwickrangers.net  
Unofficial Web Sites:
Supporters Trust
Berwick Rangers MAD (Footy Mad Network)




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Contents

What's The Ground Like?
Welcome To Shielfield Park
(photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?

Looking Towards The Main Stand
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Main Stand (photo)
By Train
Ducket Enclosure (photo)
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Ground Layout
Fixtures
Disabled Facilities
Local Rivals

Record & Average Attendance

Hotel Accommodation


What's The Ground Like?

The ground is a classic oval shape, with a cinder track surrounding the playing area (which is used by the Berwick Bandits Speedway Team during the summer). Both ends are small open terraces, whilst on one side is the Main Stand. This small all seated stand is covered, but has a row of floodlights running across the front of the stand, the foundations of which could impede your view. Opposite is another mostly open terrace. However there is a small covered area, known as the 'Ducket Enclosure' which straddles the half way line. 

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Welcome To Shielfield Park


Entrance Sign

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Supporters are not normally segregated at Shielfield. If segregation needs to be enforced then the Main Stand can be split between home and away supporters. If necessary, such as a visit by one of the old firm sides, then all of the terracing can be allocated. As Bill Purvis adds; 'Visiting supporters can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and friendly banter both in the ground and in some of the local hostelries before the match. We do take exception however to being called "English ********" especially as most of the team and half the support are Scots'!

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Where To Drink?
Nick Vagg informs me; 'There is the Black & Gold pub adjacent to the ground which is popular with both home and away fans. It has been recently refurbished and has a big screen to show SKY Sports'. Bill Purvis adds; 'Otherwise, coming into the ground by car on the B6354 (see directions) you will pass the Grove which is always popular with both sets of supporters. If you are walking from the Railway Station you will pass several pubs most of which are not too bad, however, once you cross the River Tweed into Tweedmouth you will come upon the Angel Inn on your left which has plenty of Berwick football memorabilia adorning its walls and is a favourite haunt of the home support. After the Match many go to "Barrels Alehouse" which is a well known pub situated at the Berwick end of the Old Bridge'. There is also the Bonarsteads Bar on Northumberland Road, which also welcomes away fans.

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Looking Towards The Main Stand


Shielfield Park

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From The North:
From the A1 around Berwick and continue crossing the River Tweed. Then take the left turn towards Spittal (B6354). After about one mile, you will reach the entrance to the ground on your left.

From The South:
From the A1, take the right turn towards Spittal (B6354). After about one mile, you will reach the entrance to the ground on your left.

There is plenty of free car parking available at the ground.

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

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Main Stand


Main Stand

Thanks to Luke Crawford for supplying the photo above.

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By Train
Berwick station is around a twenty minute walk away from the ground. 

Thanks to Colin Wallace for providing the following directions from the station to the ground: 'When you leave the station car park, turn right and follow the road around to the left (the opposite direction to the traffic flow on a one way street). Turn right into Castlegate (this is the main road in to town). Go under the archway of the old town walls and you will come across a mini-roundabout that is opposite to the bus station. Turn right and cross the Royal Tweed Bridge. You are now in Tweedmouth. At the other end of the bridge just follow the road as it curves around to the left, passing a school and a Co-op Superstore. Just after that you will come across a railway viaduct. Turn right here into Shielfield Terrace and the ground is 150-200 yards down on your right.

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Ducket Enclosure


Ducket Enclosure

Thanks to Luke Crawford for supplying the photo above.

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Admission Prices 

Adults 10
OAP's & Under 16's 5

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.

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Ground Layout


Ground Layout

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Fixtures
Berwick Rangers FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Disabled Facilities

The Club has space for around 15-20 wheelchair users with accompanying carer in the North Stand. The Club admit wheelchair users and carer free of charge.

 
Local Rivals

Bill Purvis informs me; 'Matches against Stranraer are jokingly known as Border derbies although it is probably somewhere around 190 miles between the two towns!'

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
13,365 v Glasgow Rangers,
Scottish Cup 1st Round, January 28th 1967. (Berwick Won 1-0).

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 468 (League Two)
2012-2013: 914 (Division Three)
2011-2012: 396 (Division Three)

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Hotel Accommodation

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Last Revised:  16 July
2014