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Airdrie United


Ground Name: Excelsior Stadium
(although most Airdrie fans call it New Broomfield)
Capacity: 10,171 (all seated)
Postal Contact Address:
60 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4AG
Stadium Address:
Craigneuk Avenue, Airdrie, ML6 8QZ
Telephone No: 07710 230775
Fax No: 0141 221 1497
Pitch Size: 115 x 75 yards
Year Ground Opened: 1998
Club Nickname: Diamonds
Home Kit Colours: White, Red & Black
Official Web Site:
www.airdrieunitedfc.com
Unofficial Web Sites:
Broomfield Stomp (Sport Network)
Ceefax's Airdrie United Website
Vital Airdrie United (Vital Football Network)

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Contents

What's The Ground Like?
Jack Dalziel & North Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?

The North & East Stands
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Layout Of The Ground

Local Rivals
Fixtures 2008-2009
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
Feedback

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What's The Ground Like?

The Club was formed in June 2002, after the Airdrieonians Football Club went out of business. The new Airdrie United club was successful in the takeover of another club, Clydebank FC. Airdrie United were subsequently given permission to take Clydebank's place in the league. Unsurprisingly United Airdrie have taken up residence at the same ground that Aidrieonians played at.   

The Excelsior Stadium is a smart looking all seated ground comprising four separate, single tiered, covered stands. The Jack Dalziel Stand (named after a former Airdrieonians Chairman) at one side of the pitch, is the largest of the four stands. Impressive looking, it has a row of executive boxes running across the back. The other three stands are of an equal height which gives the ground a balanced look. The corners of the ground are open apart from the tall floodlights.

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Jack Dalziel & North Stands


Jack Dalziel & North Stands

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
The modern ground is certainly an excellent one and the facilities available are not bad. However, the atmosphere generated within the ground can be quite lacking at times. For most games the ground is only a quarter full and just a couple of stands (and for some games only one stand) are open. It would be great to return to this ground to see a game in front of a full house, as that would then do it justice. 

Away fans are normally located in the East Stand at one side of the pitch. Dependant on away numbers, you may find only the portion of the West Stand allocated (this stand is shared with home supporters) or just the East Stand, or both. In the event that the Club were to draw one of the Old Firm sides, then the Club would give their maximum allocation of away seats (6,500), comprising all the stadium apart from the West Stand.

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Where To Drink?
There is a supporters bar at the ground, within the Jack Dalziel Stand. Otherwise as John McCleod informs me; 'the nearest pub is the Albert which is a good ten minutes walk away from the ground'. 

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The North & East Stands


South & East Stands

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

Leave the M8 at Junction 6, the Newhouse Junction and take the A73 towards Cumbernauld. After two miles turn right into Petersburn Road (B8058) and you will see the ground over on the left. There is a fair sized car park at the ground, which costs 2. Away fans have their own entrance to the car park, which is signposted on approaching the ground. Chris Cobb adds 'allow extra time for your journey as the access roads around Airdrie do tend to get quite clogged up'. 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 closest station to the ground is Drumgelloch, which is around a 5-10 minute walk away. Gary Sneddon provides these directions to the ground; 'Come out of the station and turn right and then right again, which takes you over the bridge across the railway. Follow Crowood Drive down the hill and then right into Bankhead Avenue. Follow this road around to the left and then taking a right at the first crossroads into Willow Drive. Follow this road around to the right until you reach the shops then take first left into Craigneuk Avenue. The ground is at the bottom of this road on left hand side. Please note that Airdrie station is a good 20 minute walk away from the ground.

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Admission Prices 

Adults 15
Concessions 7
1 Adult + 1 Child 20

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Local Rivals
Albion Rovers, Hamilton & Motherwell.

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Fixtures 2008-2009
For the Airdrie fixture list click here (to take you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:

For an Airdrie United Match:
5,709 v Morton
Division Two, May 15th 2004

For The Stadium:
St Mirren v Hamilton Academical
9,612, Challenge Cup Final, November 5th 2005

Average Attendance:
2007-2008: 981 (Division Two)
2006-2007: 1,429 (Division One)
2005-2006: 1,426 (Division One)

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Football Hotels who are powered by Activehotels, who specialise in locating accommodation near or within a short travelling distance of the football ground. They also have the added advantage over some other hotel booking services that you pay on departure. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. To access their Airdrie page click here.

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


 


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Copyright Duncan Adams 2009. All rights reserved.
Last Revised: 02 January, 2009