Scottish Ground Guide


Peterhead FC
Balmoor Stadium

Capacity: 4,000 (seated 998)
Address:
Lord Catto Park, Peterhead, AB42 1EU
Telephone No: 01779 478 256
Fax No: 01779 490 682
Pitch Size: 105 x 70 yards
Year Ground Opened: 1997
Club Nickname: The Blue Toon
Home Kit Colours: Blue & White
Official Web Site:
www.peterheadfc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site:
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Contents

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

New (East) Stand
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

By Train
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Ground Layout
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Bed And Breakfast Accommodation


What's The Ground Like?

Balmoor has two virtually identical stands that run down each side of the ground. Both these all seated stands are roughly of the same height and are covered. The seating areas are raised above pitch level, which means that supporters need to climb a small set of stairs at the front of the stand to access them. The West Stand has windshields at either side of it. Both ends of the ground are open and don't have any formal terracing.

Peterhead, joined the Scottish Football League at the beginning of the 2000/2001 season. One of the reasons why they were invited to join the league, was certainly their move to the Balmoor Stadium, which was opened in 1997. Previously the Club played at Recreation Park, which was sold for re-development to Safeways.

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Main (West) Stand


West Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
David Gray informs me; 'The Balmoor Stadium is a friendly place where away fans are always made welcome. There is normally no segregation, so opposing fans are always able to mix with each other'. Fred McIntosh a visiting Forfar fan adds; 'On my last visit there was a form of segregation in force, as Forfar fans were directed to far side of one stand but it was not very strictly enforced. Food now includes a fish pie at 1.50, which was very good!'. However, remember to wrap up well, as the ground itself is quite exposed and there is normally a cold biting wind coming off the North Sea.

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Where To Drink?
There is a Social Club located in the rear of the Main Stand, which welcomes away supporters. Otherwise there are plenty of bars to be found in the centre of town, which is a ten minute walk away. 

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New (East) Stand


East Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

The ground is located just out of town on the A982 Peterhead to Fraserburgh Road. 

From The South
From the A90 you can take the first exit for Peterhead (the A982). This will take you to the town centre where you continue following the A982 towards Fraserburgh. You will go past a swimming pool and will reach the ground on your left. There are around 200 car parking spaces at the ground which are free.

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/Bus
The nearest railway station is in Aberdeen, which is some 32 miles away! Therefore this ground has the record of being furthest from a station than any other Professional League team in Britain.

Iain Badger adds; 'Bus services 260/261/263 and the X60 all run to Peterhead Interchange from Aberdeen Union Square around every 30 minutes on Saturdays. Journey times vary from around 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 26 minutes depending on time of day and which number bus you catch as some stop more frequently than others along the route. It is then a walk of just under a mile from Peterhead bus station to the ground and is fairly straight forward:
 
On leaving the Bus station head along Windmill Street, in the direction going away from the Harbour. Turn left onto King Street and then right onto the A982 (Queen Street). Continue along this road which becomes Balmoor Terrace and you will reach the stadium on the left hand side'. Visit the Stagecoach website for bus timetables.

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Local Rivals
Elgin City & Fraserburgh.

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Admission Prices 

Adults 12, Concessions 6.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.

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Ground Plan


Ground Layout

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Fixtures
Peterhead FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
At
Recreation Park:
8,643 v Raith Rovers, 1987

At Balmoor Stadium:

4,505* v Glasgow Celtic
Scottish Cup, 4th Round, January 8th 2012
.

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 573 (League Two)
2011-2012: 487 (Division Three)
2010-2011: 490 (Division Two)

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


* Please note that additional temporary terracing was brought in for this fixture, hence the figure being higher than the normal stadium capacity.


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Last Revised:  3
July 2014