Scottish Ground Guide

Clyde FC
Broadwood Stadium

Capacity: 8,029 (all seated)
Address:
Ardgoil Drive Cumbernauld, G68 9NE

Telephone No:
01236 451 511
Fax No: 01236 733 490
Pitch Size: 112 x 76 yards
Club Nickname: Bully Wee
Year Ground Opened: 1995
Home Kit Colours: White, Red & Black
Official Web Site:
www.clydefc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site:

Clyde Mad (Footy Mad network)



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Contents

What's The Ground Like?
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
By Train
The South Stand
(photo)
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Ground Layout
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation


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. 

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Future Developments

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. Nothing definite has been announced as to where the Club may move to, but apparently a move to East Kilbride is being considered along with Glencairn Rutherglen, which is close to the old Shawfield Stadium.

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Main Stand


Main Stand Photo

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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!'

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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.

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West Stand


West Stand
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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'.

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
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.

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The South Stand


South Stand
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Local Rivals
Partick Thistle.

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Admission Prices 

Adults 12
Over 65's, Students & Under 16's 6

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.50

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Ground Layout


Layout

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

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:

At Broadwood:
8,000 v Celtic
Scottish Cup 3rd Round, January 8th, 2006.

At Shawfield:
52,000 v Rangers
Division I, 21 Nov 1908

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 513 (League Two)
2012-2013: 1,313 (Division Three)
2011-2012: 566 (Division Three)

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Hotel Accommodation

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Last Revised:  16 July
2014