Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Layout Of The Ground
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Review
|What's The Ground Like?|
The ground, opened in 2000, is situated spectacularly under the Castle Rock. It currently comprises of one stand which sits at one side of the pitch. However the stand is of a fair size, is covered and all seated. The space & height between rows is ample, giving fans a good view of the action. One unusual aspect of the ground is that the team dugouts are on the opposite side of the ground to the dressing rooms and this results in a large procession at half and full time. The ground was built by Barr Construction and there is plenty of space around the area, which could be used for future expansion. In 2002 the stadium was named the 'Bet Butler' Stadium in a commercial sponsorship deal. Howerver David Carson adds; 'most fans refer to the ground name as being The Rock Stadium'.
In a surprise announcement the Club have revealed a plan to build a new stadium on the west side of Dumbarton. The proposed stadium would have a capacity of 4,000 (3,000 seats and 1,000 terrace) and would be located at a site known as Young's Farm. The Club have argued that the site of present stadium, makes it difficult to expand and therefore a new stadium is needed. If things progress, then the Club will make a formal planning application in 2015.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are situated in sections 1 and 2, at one end of the new stand. Around 500 fans can be accommodated in this area. However if demand requires it then this can be increased to 900, by allocating further sections to the visiting support. As you would expect from a new stand, the facilities are good and you should experience a hassle free day at the ground.|
|Where To Drink?|
|There is a bar located at the ground but this is for home fans only. Popular with away supporters is the nearby Rock Bowling Club. This is situated a little further down the road from the ground, opposite the entrance to the castle. A bit further away is the Stags Head, which is situated opposite the entrance to East Dumbarton station. It is a good sized bar, with TV's and a pool table.|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Castle Rock dominates
the Dumbarton skyline, and with the ground sitting
just beneath, it is fairly easy to find your
bearings. Follow the A814 into Dumbarton and
just after you go under a railway bridge, you will
see a sign pointing left for Dumbarton Castle. Turn
left here (Victoria Street) and the ground is down
the bottom of this road on the right. There is a
fair sized car park at the ground.
|Dumbarton East station is only five minutes walk from the ground. As you come out the station turn right along the main street, left into Victoria Street and the ground is down the bottom of this road on the right.|
|Official Programme £2.50|
|Dumbarton FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
At Strathclyde Homes Stadium:
1,959 v Queens Park,
Division Three, April 27th 2002.
At Boghead Park:
18,000 v Raith Rovers, 1957.
2013-2014: 938 (Championship League)
2011-2012: 657 (Division Two)
2010-2011: 624 (Division Two)
|Fans Ground Review|
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Last Revised: 10 March 2015