Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
Coo Shed Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Town End (photo)
Layout Of The Ground
Record & Average Attendance
|What's The Ground Like?|
is situated in a picturesque park, called Stair
Park, hence the name of the ground. The Club have
been playing in the park since in 1907, and the park
itself even has a bandstand. The ground has seen a
lot of improvements in recent years. In 1995 a new
Main (South) Stand was constructed at one side of
the pitch, built by Barr Construction, at a cost of
£500,000. This smart looking covered all seater
stand, runs for roughly half the length of the pitch
and straddles the half way line. There is a small
amount of terracing on each side of the stand. From
the back of the Main Stand, you can enjoy good views
of the surrounding area to the sea. On the other
side is a small stand, that is affectionately known
as the 'Coo Shed'. This is a small covered stand,
that has open terracing on either side of it, as
well as a standing area in front. In the rear of
this stand, are a number of rows of wooden benches.
There are also a couple of supporting pillars in
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Fans are not normally
segregated at Stair Park, but if required then away
fans are given the Coo Shed and East Terrace, parts of
the ground, where up to 2,000 fans can be
accommodated. Away supporters tend to congregate in
the Coo Shed as they can make themselves more vocally
heard from this stand. The refreshment kiosks offer a
selection of scotch pies and sausage rolls at 60p each
as well as tea and coffee at 50p, per cup. I had an
enjoyable afternoon out at Stair Park, however it is
worth bearing in mind that when in winter, you should
wrap up well as that wind can be biting, coming in off
Derek Hall adds; 'Just a few words about Stranraer. What a cracking little place. Nice pubs, nice chippie and nice guest houses. The best bit of the lot though is the friendly reception at the Stranraer FC Social Club - massively recommended'.
|Where To Drink?|
|There is no club bar at
the ground, however the ground is only a five minute
walk away from the town centre where there are plenty
of bars and eating establishments. As you leave Stair
Park, turn left onto the main road to take you down to
the town centre. The nearest bar is down on the right,
in the Rudicot Hotel. This has a small quiet bar,
which has a separate entrance on the side of the
hotel. The bar serves a good pint of real ale
(Deuchars IPA). If you continue down into the town
centre then the next bar that you come to is 'The Pub'
on the left hand side. This is a fair sized bar with
TV's and a pool table. There is a chippy and cafe on
the same side of the road.
Colin Ferguson adds; 'probably the best bet for a drink before the game, is the Stranraer FC Social Club which is situated in North Strand St'.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
|Stranraer station is a fifteen minute walk away from the ground. From the railway station you should walk up to the ferry terminal building, opposite North West Castle Hotel. Turn left walk about 150 yards to the 'Craig n Elder' Hotel. Turn right onto Stair Drive . At the end of Stair Drive turn left. This takes you onto London Road walk for about 200yards and Stair Park is on the right hand side actually inside the public park. Thanks to J McCallum for providing the above directions.|
|Queen Of The South & Ayr United.|
|Official Programme £2.|
|Stranraer FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
6,500 v Rangers, 1948.
2012-2013: 426 (Division Two)
2011-2012: 354 (Division Three)
2010-2011: 366 (Division Three)
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