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Alloa Athletic

Ground Name: Recreation Park
Capacity: 3,100 (400 seated)
Address:
Clackmannan Rd, Alloa, FK10 1RY
Telephone No: 01259 722 695
Fax No: 01259 210 886
Pitch Size: 110 x 75 yards
Year Ground Opened: 1895
Club Nickname: Wasps
Home Kit Colours: Gold & Black
Official Web Site: www.alloaathletic.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
The Return Of The Duffle
www.alloa7-0.co.uk
Alloa Athletic Mad (Footy Mad Network)
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Contents

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

How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Fixtures 2008-2009
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
Feedback

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What's The Ground Like?

The ground is predominantly terracing, with terraces behind each goal and along one side of the pitch. There is an unusual looking Main Stand on the other side of the ground. This covered all seated stand, runs for around half the length of the pitch. The seating is raised above pitch level and there are a number of supporting pillars, plus a couple of floodlight pylons which could impede your view. Opposite there is a small covered area in the middle of the terrace towards the rear. Again it has a number of supporting pillars running across the front of it, with a row of four floodlight pylons in front, running along the perimeter of the pitch. Recently the club have embarked on covering the Clackmannan Road End of the ground, with a small roofing structure, to at least give home fans some protection in poor weather. During the Summer of 2007, the pitch was replaced with an artificial surface.

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Main Stand


Main Stand

If anyone can provide better photos of the ground for use in the Guide then please e-mail me.

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
With the covering of the Clackmannan Road End of the ground, the Club have decided to now enforce segregation for games. Therefore away fans will now be predominantly housed in Railway End of the ground and/or the Hilton Road Terrace running down one side of the pitch. Both these terraces are open to the elements, so be prepared to get wet. Normally a relaxing and enjoyable visit.

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Where To Drink?
There are no bars in the immediate vicinity of the ground. Duncan Condie informs me; 'I believe that The Bank and The Thistle are good pubs for a pre-match drink. Both are in the town centre about 5-10 minutes walk along Clackmannan Road'. Also in the town centre at Junction Place is the Thistle Bar which is attached to the Maclay's Thistle Brewery. So you would hope to get a great pint there!

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

The ground is easy to find at it is located on the A907, on the East side of town. If approaching from Stirling, continue on the A907 through the centre of Alloa and you will eventually reach the ground on your left. 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 station is in Stirling which is around seven miles away. Mark Nixon adds; 'There are a number of buses that leave Stirling Bus Station (which is adjacent to the railway station) which go past Alloa's ground or to Alloa Town Centre':

No:14 to Dunfermline - hourly service, right past the ground.
No:60 to Clackmannan - every 20 minutes, right past the ground.
No:63 to Alloa - every 20 minutes, to Alloa town centre.

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Local Rivals
Stirling Albion.

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Ground Layout


Ground Layout

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Admission Prices 

Seating:
Adults 11, Concessions 6.

Terrace:
Adults 10, Concessions 5.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 1.50.

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

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
13,000 v Dunfermline Athletic,
Scottish Cup, 3rd Round replay, February 26th, 1939.

Average Attendance:
2007-2008: 602 (Division Two)
2006-2007: 634 (Division Two)
2005-2006: 730
(Division Two)

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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 Alloa 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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Last Revised: 07 January, 2008