Scottish Ground Guide


Stenhousemuir
Ochilview Park

Capacity: 5,267 (2,117 Seated)
Address:
Gladstone Rd, Stenhousemuir, FK5 4QL
Telephone No: 01324 562 992
Fax No: 01324 562 980
Pitch Size: 110 x 72 yards
Year Ground Opened: 1890
Club Nickname: Warriors
Home Kit Colours: Maroon & White
Official Web Site: 
www.stenhousemuirfc.com
Unofficial Web Sites:
Norwegian Supporters
Unofficial Warriors (Footy Mad Network)


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Contents

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

Looking Towards The Tryst Road Terrace (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Ochilview Aerial View
(photo)
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Layout Of The Ground
Programme Price
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation


What's The Ground Like?

On one side of the ground, is the relatively new looking Main Stand (also known by the locals as the McCowans End, after the toffee factory in the same street). This small all seated, covered stand, runs for about half the length of the pitch and straddles the half way line. It has a couple of floodlights perched on its roof. Opposite to this stand the side of the ground is unused for spectators and just has the team dugouts and a row of small floodlights. At the Tryst Road End of the ground is good sized terrace, that recently has had a roof put on it, giving much needed shelter for the standing fans. On one side of this terrace can be seen a Social Club which is owned by the Club. The opposite East End of the ground is again unused for spectators. During the Summer of 2007 a new synthetic playing surface was installed at the stadium.

Sandy Reid adds; 'For the historians out there the first modern floodlit game in Scotland was played at Ochilview in 1951. Behind the ground looking towards the Ochils in the distance is the Tryst which was the largest selling market for farm stock for the drovers back in the 1700's and 1800's in Scotland'.

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Main (South) Stand


Main (South) Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Generally there is no segregation of fans for league games. If segregation needs to be enforced, then away fans are predominantly housed in the covered Tryst Road terrace which is allocated specifically to them, whilst some seats are also allocated in the Main Stand. Normally a friendly welcome awaits the visiting supporter and I experienced no problems on my visit.

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Where To Drink?
There is a Social Club on one corner of the Tryst Road terrace and a small bar under the Main Stand. Both welcome away supporters, although on occasions the Social Club may charge a small entrance fee, for non members. There are a couple of bars to be found in the nearby town centre (five minutes walk).

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Looking Towards The Tryst Road Terrace


Looking Towards The Tryst Road Terrace

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From the West:
Leave the M876 at Junction 2 and follow the A88 towards Stenhousemuir. After about three quarters of a mile turn right into Tryst Road. The ground is down the bottom of this road on the left. It is not the easiest ground to spot as it has no large floodlights that can be seen from a distance. 

From the East:
At Junction 7 of the M9 join the M876 going East bound towards Kincardine. At the end of the M876 take the third exit at the roundabout onto the A905. At the roundabout that is the junction with the A88, take the second exit onto the A88 (Bellsdyke Road). After around two miles turn left at the mini roundabout into Tryst Road for the ground.

Remember also to ignore the 'football traffic' signs around the area, as if you follow them you will eventually end up at Falkirks' ground. Street parking.

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
The nearest train station is Larbert, which is just under a mile away from the ground. As you come out of the station, bear left down the main (King Street) road in front of the station. Continue down Kings Road and you will reach the ground on the left. 

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Ochilview Aerial View


Ochilview Football Ground Aerial View

Special thanks to Bernard Hughes for providing the photo above.

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Local Rivals
East Stirlingshire, Falkirk, Stirling Albion & Alloa.

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Admission Prices 

Seating:
Adults 13, Concessions 8

Terrace:
Adults 12, Concessions 7

Concessions apply to OAP's, Under 16's & Students (proof of status must be shown).

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Ground Layout

Layout

Programme Price
Official Programme 1.50

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

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
12,500 v East Fife, March 11th 1950.
Scottish Cup 4th Round.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 543 (Division Two)
2011-2012: 625 (Division Two)

2010-2011: 560 (Division Two)

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Last Revised:  7 December 2013