Capacity: 5,000 (Seats 600)
Address: Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT71 6PP
Telephone: 028 8772 3257
Fax: 028 8772 5309
Pitch Size: 112 x 70 yards
Club Nickname: The Swifts
Year Ground Opened: To be advised
Home Kit: All Navy Blue
Stangmore Park is located alongside the A29, one mile south of the hilltop town of Dungannon. It is in a pleasant rural location, boarded by the towns rugby ground, a housing estate and green fields. Looking on from the A29 the ground has a small floodlit training pitch, a large car park, plus a modern clubhouse building with a first floor viewing lounge and a low single storey social club which unusually sit outside the boundary of the ground.
Viewing the ground from the Moy Road (West) away end, to the right on the pitch centre line is the Main Stand, which has a modern cantilever roof and a concrete deck of 300 blue plastic tip up seats raised above the home and away dug outs. The stand is flanked by a wide expanse of flat terracing, which steps up at the rear to provide a slightly elevated view. Looking directly ahead to behind the goal is the home (east) end which has a low cover almost the width of the pitch. This stand, which has shallow steps at the rear was converted to seating in 2010 and although it has doubled Stangmore Park’s seating capacity fans over 6ft tall may find the amount of leg room on offer in the new seats a little bit uncomfortable. The stand also has a number of columns which may impede your view.
Looking back to the left from the away stand, the North side of the ground is very narrow and is hemmed in by a housing estate. Despite this a low cover with thin supporting posts runs the full length of the pitch. The ground’s original floodlights used to sit at the back of the wooden boundary, but now that these have been removed it should allow for a little bit more room for movement within the stand. Pleasingly, the ground has no fencing separating the playing surface from the spectators and that coupled with the rural surroundings and friendly ground staff makes Stangmore Park probably the most “homely” of all the Premier League Grounds in Northern Ireland and also has the distinction of currently being the only ground outside of Belfast with spectator cover on all four sides.
In a town with a passion for sport, with good facilities on offer at both Dungannon’s Rugby and GAA stadiums, it is the football ground which leads the way. Having removed the original pitchside floodlights and replaced them with more powerful corner floodlights during 2011, Stangmore Park’s current capacity of 5,000 with 600 seats is sufficient for Irish Premier League fixtures. However with space restricted on the North side of the ground it is likely any future improvement in facilities will be by building a new stand at the East (away) end of the ground.
Visitors are allocated the Moy Road (West) end of the ground. This is a narrow flat standing area behind the goal, which has a low cover the length of the penalty area. There are a number of columns and a deep rooftop advertising board which may impede your view, however the cover does at least keep the rain out!
There is a Social Club at the ground. Otherwise there does not seem to be much else around in the immediate vicinity. Dungannon town centre is around a 25 minute walk away.
Stangmore Park is located 1 mile north of the M1/A4 Junction 15,and a mile south of Dungannon town centre. Turn into the A29 towards Dungannon, the ground will appear on the right hand side.
Follow the A29 to Dungannon, the ground is located 1 mile north of the M1/A4 junction, on the right hand side.
Stangmore Park is located 1 mile to the south of Dungannon Town Centre. Follow the A29 towards Armagh, the ground appears on the left hand side, after passing Dungannon Rugby Ground.
There is ample parking spaces in the car park directly behind the Main Stand.
There are no train services to Dungannon, however Goldline Bus Service 273 From Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Omagh passes the ground on the right hand side and stops at Dungannon's town centre bus station. Alternatively Goldline Bus Service 278 Dublin to Londonderry can be picked up from Armagh Bus Station. This also passes the ground on the way to Dungannon Bus Station. Local Ulster Bus service 72 Armagh to Dungannon passes by Stangmore Park, though the weekend timetable is restricted.
Directions to the Ground from the Bus Station
There is a supermarket next to the bus station which has a taxi rank, otherwise its a brisk 20 minute walk to the ground. From the bus station, turn right into Railway Road, follow into Barrack Street. At the mini roundabout follow the road into Brooke Street and Wellington Road. This road leads uphill to the A29 Moy Road. Follow the road down the hill, past the petrol station and Dungannon Rugby Ground. Stangmore Park will then appear to your left.
Official Programme £2.
Portadown is the nearest Premier League club. Loughgall and Armagh City are also close rivals.
2017-2018: 506 (Northern Ireland Premiership)
2016-2017: 517 (Northern Ireland Premiership)
2015-2016: 427 (Northern Ireland Premiership)
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Special thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the photos and stadium layout plan of Stangmore Park Dungannon Swifts.
Dungannon Swifts v Warrenpoint Town
Northern Ireland Football League Premiership
Saturday 16th September 2017, 3pm
Ruairi Livesey (Neutral - Arsenal fan)
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