Scottish Ground Guide


Elgin City
Borough Briggs

Capacity: 3,927 (478 Seated)
Address:
Borough Briggs Road, Elgin, IV30 1AP
Telephone No: 01343 551 114
Fax No: 01343 547 921
Pitch Size:
110 x 75 yards
Club Nickname: Black & Whites
Year Ground Opened: 1921
Shirt Sponsors: John Fleming
Home Kit Colours:
Black & White Stripes
Official Web Site:
www.elgincity.com
Unofficial Web Site:
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Contents

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

Covered Enclosure
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Layout Of The Ground

Admission Prices
Programme Price
Fixtures
Local Rivals
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation


What's The Ground Like?

On one side of the ground is a small, covered Main Stand. This all seater stand runs for only about half the length of the pitch and straddles the half way line. There is terracing to one side of this stand. On the other side of the ground is a small covered terrace, which is divided between home and away supporters. This enclosure looks quite old and has a number of supporting pillars. Both ends have newish open terraces that are set back from the pitch. These were opened in the year 2000. An unusual aspect of the ground is the odd looking floodlights running down each side of the pitch, the bases of which, on the enclosure side go down through the roof and onto the terrace, further hindering the spectators view of the playing action. Borough Briggs is the most northerly professional club ground in the UK.

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Main Stand


Main Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are located on the Western side of the covered enclosure. This stand is a little grim and the views of the action, unless you are right of the front of the stand can be quite poor, as there are a number of supporting pillars to contend with. The facilities in this area are quite basic, but at least it is covered and even a small number of away fans can really make some noise from this terrace. You will normally find a warm welcome at Borough Briggs and this makes for a good day out.

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Where To Drink?

There is a supporters social club which welcomes away fans, the entrance to which is located behind the Main Stand. The social club is quite comfortable, so much so that the barman was telling me that on one occasion, two supporters from Stranraer never left the bar all Saturday afternoon and didn't get to see the game! Otherwise if you take a 15 minute walk into the town centre, then there is a Wetherspoons outlet located on the High Street, called the Muckle Cross.

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Covered Enclosure


Covered Enclosure

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

Coming from the East or West along the A96, continue into Elgin until you reach the roundabout that has Elgin Town Hall situated on one corner. Turn at this roundabout onto the A941 (North Street) towards Lossiemouth. After a short distance down this road, take the second road on your left (Borough Briggs Road) and the ground is situated down this road on your right. There is plenty of street parking around 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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By Train
Elgin train station is about a mile from the ground and should take about 15 minutes to walk. Kevin Craig provides the following directions; 'As you leave the station turn left and continue up a steep hill. Continue straight on this road crossing two roundabouts and at the third roundabout turn left. Go up this road for some 500 yards and you should see the ground on your left hand side'.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Admission Prices 

Seating:
Adults 12, Concessions 7

Terrace:
Adults 10, Concessions 5

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Programme Price
Official Programme 1.50

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

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Local Rivals
Peterhead, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Lossiemouth & Forres.

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
12,608 v Arbroath,
Scottish Cup, February 17th, 1968.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 1,030 (Division Three)
2011-2012: 627
(Division Three)
2010-2011: 522 (Division Three)

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Hotel Accommodation

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If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgrounds.net and I'll update the guide.




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Last Revised:  16 September
2013