Reid Furniture Stand (Main) & North Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
North Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Temporary East Stand (photo)
Layout Of The Ground
Record & Average Attendance
|What's The Ground Like?|
stadium was opened at the start of 2001/02 season
and is not far from the site of their former Douglas
Park ground from which they left in 1994 (the club
ground shared in the intervening years). Alas
nothing remains of the old ground to be seen, in
fact the site is now occupied by a Sainsburys
Since this photo was taken a
small temporary stand has been erected on the right
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are normally
housed in the North (Spice Of Life) Stand where the
view of the action is good. In addition the temporary
East Stand can also be made available. The views from
this area are not great as there is a row of
supporting pillars running across the front of it.
Alan Redman a visiting Morton supporter adds; 'there is plenty of legroom in
the North Stand, but wrap up well in winter as being
as the ground is largely open, the wind blows right
Ross Clark, a Hamilton fan informs me; 'Despite having only the two stands at the moment, it's possible to make quite a lot of noise from either stand. You kind of forget that there's nothing on the other side of the pitch until the ball goes out and it takes the ball boys far too long to retrieve the ball from the far wall. (a few impatient staff have taken to just punting a new one on almost as soon as it happens). The evening matches in the dark have been better for atmosphere'.
|Where To Drink?|
|Joe McCabe informs me; 'There are two local bars at Peacock Cross; Bar West and The Tap Room, although the Tap Room is more popular with home fans. Alternatively there is the Academical Vaults opposite Hamilton West station, but again (as the name would suggest) more orientated towards home supporters.'|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Leave the M74 at
Junction 5, and follow the signs for Hamilton. You
will pass the racecourse on your left and a large
fire station on your right. At the first set of
traffic lights, turn right into Caird Street. On
your left will appear a fair sized car park, which
you can park in (I believe it is free on matchdays)
and embark on the five minute walk to the ground.
The ground is down New Park Street, which runs
beside the bingo hall. Or if you continue along
Caird Street, you turn right, just before the
traffic lights (and bingo hall) into New Park
Street. You will come to the ground entrance on your
|The ground is only a few minutes walk from Hamilton West station, which is served by trains from Glasgow Central. Andy Alston informs me; 'From Hamilton West station there is a path leading off to the left which leads directly to the ground, which is only a few minutes walk away'. Please note that Hamilton Central station is located quite far away from the stadium.|
|Motherwell & Airdrie United.|
£16, Concessions £8.
|Official Programme: £2.50|
|Hamilton Academicals FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
At New Douglas Park:
5,895 v Rangers
Premier League, February 28th 2009
At Douglas Park
28,690 v Hearts (1937)
2012-2013: 1,231 (Division One)
2011-2012: 1,769 (Division One)
2010-2011: 2,898 (Premier League)
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