Scottish Ground Guide


Cowdenbeath
Central Park

Capacity: 5,268 (Seated 1,622)
Address:
Cowdenbeath, Fife, KY4 9QQ
Telephone No: 01383 610 166
Fax No: 01383 512 132
Pitch Size: 107 x 66 yards
Club Nickname:
Cowden or Blue Brazil
Year Ground Opened: 1917
Home Kit Colours:
Royal Blue & White
Official Web Site: www.cowdenbeathfc.com
Unofficial Web Sites:
Supporters Club

www.cowdenbeath.net



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Contents

What's The Ground Like?
Looking Towards The Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?

East Terrace (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
South Terrace (photo)
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Layout Of The Ground
Programme Price
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
Feedback



What's The Ground Like?

The ground is also used from time to time for motor sport events. This means that around the oval grass football playing area, at the front of the spectator areas, there is a fair sized tarmac track, plus a meshed safety fence. It is largely an open stadium with three sides having small open terraces. Only on the North Side of the stadium is there a covered Main Stand. Or really I should say Main Stands as there are two, as an older and newer structure, sit side by side. This is because the original old Main Stand was partly destroyed by fire in 1992 and a new structure was constructed beside the remnants of the old stand. Both are covered and all seated and have a row of floodlight pylons at the front of them, which could affect your view.

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Looking Towards The Main Stands


Central Park

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

For most games there is no segregation of supporters. If segregation needs to be enforced, then the terraces at both the South & East sides are allocated to away fans. The oval stock car track means that supporters using the end terrace are set rather far back from the action. For this reason supporters tend to congregate on either side of the ground, where you are a bit closer to the pitch. As the perimeter wall surrounding the stadium is not that high, you can often see a few dotted faces, peering over it and watching the game for nothing!

Derek Hall a visiting Hartlepool United fan adds; 'Not one of the better grounds that I have visited. The black markings and large tyres surrounding the pitch makes the whole site look quite ugly. The only saving grace for this place is that it sells the famous Killie Pie'.

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Where To Drink?
There are a number of bars located on or around the High Street. On nearby Broad Street there is the Woodside Hotel which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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East Terrace


 
East Terrace

Thanks to Ryan Thomson for supplying the above photo.

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

The ground is located in the centre of the town, beside the High Street, however it is not easily visible when driving along the High Street itself.

Leave the M90 at Junction 3 and take the A92 towards Kirkcaldy. Then take the A909 into Cowdenbeath, which then leads into the High Street. After a short distance along the High Street there is a small parking sign entitled 'Central Park' which points left down a small road for the ground. If you miss the sign (as I did), continue further up the High Street and turn left into Stenhouse Street where there is an overflow car park used on matchdays. There is also a fair sized car park at the ground as well, which is free to use.

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
Cowdenbeath station is only five minutes walk from the ground and is served by trains from Edinburgh. Exit the station walking down the slope towards the main High Street and bear left at the bottom. Walk down the High Street towards a set of traffic lights and turn right there into Hall Street. You will pass under a railway bridge and the ground will become visible slightly to your left not long afterwards. Thanks to Iain Badger for providing the directions.

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South Terrace


South Terrace

Thanks to Ryan Thomson for supplying the above photo.

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Local Rivals
East Fife.

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Admission Prices 

All areas of the ground:
Adults 12
OAP's/Child 6
1 Adult + 1 Child 15.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Cowdenbeath FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
25,586 v Glasgow Rangers,
League Cup Quarter Final, September 21st 1949.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 791 (Division One)
2011-2012: 469 (Division Two)

2010-2011: 892 (Division One)

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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 Cowdenbeath 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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