Falkirk Stadium - External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
West & North Stands (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
South Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
|What's The Ground Like?|
After leaving their old
Brockville Ground in 2003, home since 1876, the Club
moved to a new stadium in 2004 on the very
outskirts of Falkirk.
have received planning permission to construct
a new stand on the East side of the stadium. The
planned capacity of this is 2,000. However the
Club have yet to announce as to when construction is
likely to commence.
Originally when the stadium was built it was envisaged that a much larger stand would be built on this side of the ground, raising the overall capacity to around 15,000. However the local authority re-zoned the whole area around the Grangemouth Petro-Chemical works and unfortunately this meant that the stadium fell within the disaster area of the works and so the capacity has been restricted to 10,000.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are housed in
the North Stand at one end of the stadium, where up to 2,000
fans can be accommodated. David Burns a visiting
Celtic fan adds; 'There were good views of the
action and we were close to the pitch. The leg room
was excellent, even for a tall guy like me. There
was also plenty of height between rows. The
concourse was quite small though and I was surprised
to find that the toilets had no roof on them.
Overall a good day out'.
Entrance to the stadium is gained via electronic turnstiles, which means that fans have to insert their ticket, which has a bar code printed onto it, into an electronic reader to gain entrance. I believe that this is the first of its kind to be installed at a Scottish football ground.
|Where To Drink?|
|Being on the outskirts of
Falkirk there is not much in the way of choice of
places to drink. Neil Stewart informs me; 'The
nearest pub is the Mill Inn on Thornhill Road, which
is around a five minute walk way, going towards the
town centre. There is also the Tam Bain in Mary
Street, Laurieston, which is around 10 minutes north
of the stadium'. Kevin Dunn adds; 'There is a bar
called Pennies at the old ice rink, just off the
Grangemouth Road. Go up
Grangemouth Rd towards the town centre and you will
pass the college and the old ice rink (which is now
an indoor football centre) on the left hand side.
The pub is just down the right hand side of the old
ice rink, near to the Saturday market'.
Otherwise it is probably best to drink somewhere on the way beforehand or else take the 20-25 minute walk into Falkirk town centre where there are plenty of bars to be found. Lindsey Coombs adds; 'I would recommend the 'Behind the Wall' bar in the town centre, for a drink before the game. It has won supporters awards in the past and is located in the centre of Falkirk, close to Grahamston station.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
From The East:
Station is about
a mile away from the stadium. It is a fairly straight
20 minute walk down the A904 Grangemouth Road. As you
come out of the station turn left and follow the ring
road round (A803) to the right. Turn left into Weir
Street and at the bottom of the street turn left onto
Kerse Lane. This is the A904 which leads into
Ladysmill and then becomes Grangemouth Road. Go
straight down this road and you will eventually reach
the stadium over on your right.
Otherwise any buses that are Grangemouth bound going from Falkirk should also pass the stadium.
Special thanks to Dave Tennant for providing the photo above.
|Official Programme £2.|
|Falkirk FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
At The Falkirk Stadium:
6,744 v St Mirren,
Premier League, May 16th 2009.
23,100 v Celtic, February 21st, 1953.
2011-2012: 3,187 (Division One)
2010-2011: 4,224 (Division One)
2009-2010: 5,635 (Premier League)
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