Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
West Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
The South Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
|What's The Ground Like?|
The ground was opened in 1995, after a period of ground sharing with Hamilton & Partick Thistle, following their leaving of their old Shawfield ground in 1986. The ground has only three sides, with the North End being occupied by a leisure centre, giving the stadium a somewhat unbalanced look. These three stands are single tiered, have windshields to either side and are all seated and covered affairs. The size of the stands are roughly of the same height, although the Main Stand at one side of the pitch, is slightly taller than the other two. This stand has some enclosed corporate seating at the back.
In a surprise move the Club have announced their intention to leave Broadwood. The Club who currently lease the ground, have advised their landlords that they intend not to renew the lease. No time scales have been given as to when the Club may leave or where it will go, so interesting times are ahead.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
Away supporters are housed in the Southern part of the Main (East) Stand at one side of the pitch. The view of the playing action, leg room and the facilities within the stand are both pretty good. Unfortunately this is the only stand open on matchdays, so atmosphere is somewhat drained by the outlook over an otherwise empty stadium and leisure centre. This stand is shared with home supporters.
The stadium has a reputation for being one of the coldest in Scotland, in fact some visiting fans have nicknamed the ground 'Ice Station Broadwood'. Still if you need some central heating then the pies are pretty good. The atmosphere can be a bit flat at times, in an attempt to liven things up, if Clyde score, then 'Dare' by the Gorrilaz, blasts out around the ground. Crawford adds; 'There are large windows along the side of the leisure centre, so the complex users can see what's happening on the pitch when they are running on the tread-mill. This could be considered to be a a double form of torture!'
|Where To Drink?|
Ronnie Wallace, a visiting Airdrie supporter, informs me; 'There is a Brewers Fayre pub/restaurant near to the ground off the Craiglinn roundabout. There are other pubs in the neighbouring housing estate of Balloch however finding them (or finding your way back!) in the maze of pedestrian walkways can prove quite challenging'. Otherwise in the nearby village of Condorrat there is the Masonic Arms pub. To find this pub from the front of the stadium go up to the roundabout and turn right, then left at the next roundabout. The pub is just on your left as you enter the village.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
The ground is situated on
the outskirts of Cumbernauld, just off the A80
Stirling Road. The ground is well signposted
from the A80 and there is a good sized car park at
the ground, albeit on wasteland at the back of it.
Neil Wallace adds; 'The car park is poorly
signposted. At the "Broadwood Roundabout" by
the stadium, take the turn off into the
housing estate and follow road to the back of the
stadium. It costs £2 to park there'.
|The nearest station, is Croy station which is about a 20 minute walk away from the ground. This station is served by trains from Glasgow Queens Street. Visit the Broadwood Ice Station website for detailed directions on how to get to the ground from the station.|
|Official Programme £2.50|
|Clyde FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
8,000 v Celtic
Scottish Cup 3rd Round, January 8th, 2006.
52,000 v Rangers
Division I, 21 Nov 1908
2011-2012: 566 (Division Three)
2010-2011: 698 (Division Three)
2009-2010: 633 (Division Two)
2008-2009: 1,237 (Division One)
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