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Annan Athletic

Ground Name: Galabank
Capacity: 
3,000 (500 seated)
Address:
North Street, Annan,
Dumfries & Galloway DG12 5DQ

Telephone No:
01461 204108
Fax No:
01461 204108
Pitch Size:
110 x 71 yards
Club Nickname:
Black and Golds, or Galabankies
Year Ground Opened: 1953
Home Kit Colours:

Black & Gold stripes

Official Web Site:
www.annanathleticfc.com
Unofficial Web Sites: Any recommendations?

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Contents

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

Looking Towards The Club House End (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Looking Towards The North End (photo)
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Ground Layout
Fixtures 2008-2009
Disabled Facilities
Local Rivals

Record & Average Attendance

Hotel Accommodation
Feedback

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What's The Ground Like?

After competing in the East of Scotland League the Club was awarded Scottish Football League status in 2008, following the demise of Gretna. Work has been recently undertaken to bring the ground up to league standards including, the installation of new floodlights and turnstile blocks.

The ground is a largely open one. On one side is the smart looking Main Stand. This small covered stand is all seated as is five rows high and is fairly new looking. It straddles the halfway line on the West side of the ground. The rest of the stadium is mostly comprised of uncovered hard standing areas. The team dugouts are located opposite the Main Stand on the East Side, where there is some uncovered terrace which is only a few steps high. The North End of the ground which has been dubbed the Astro end, after the Astroturf training pitch behind, has been designated for away supporters, if segregation is required. The pitch slopes down from this area towards the South (Club house) end of the ground.

Special thanks to Alan Price for providing most of the information and photos for this page.

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Main Stand


Main Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
I have yet to visit Annan to see a game, so if you like to add your own experiences of the ground then please e-mail me.

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Where To Drink?
The Football Club would love visitors to drink in the clubhouse, but there are also plenty of bars half a mile down the hill, on Annanís High Street. on which you will find the Bluebell Inn. This old coaching in situated by the River Annan is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. If youíre looking for something to eat, then the Cafť Royal is recommended either for eat-in or as a takeaway chippy.

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Looking Towards The Club House End


Looking towards the Club House End

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From the North:
Leave the A74(M) at Junction 20 and follow the signs for the B722 Annan.  After about five miles, Galabank is on your right as you enter Annan.
 

From the South and East:

Leave the A74(M) at Junction 22 and take the the A75, towards Dumfries. After about eight miles turn left onto the B6357, signposted Annan.  After ĺ mile turn right at the roundabout into Scotts Street, and follow this until it becomes High Street.  At the traffic lights in the town centre turn right onto the B722 (Lady Street, signposted Eaglesfield); this becomes North Street.  The ground is on the left after half a mile, after the athletics stadium.

From the West:
Coming west along the A75 from Dumfries, turn right onto the B721 (signposted Annan), and follow into the High Street.  At the traffic lights, turn left onto the B722, signposted Eaglesfield, then as above.

There is not a lot of car parking available at the ground; however, the campsite next door appears to be geared up to help out; offering parking for a fee of £1.

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
Annan station is located on the Carlisle to Dumfries line. It is about a twenty minute walk from the ground.  Leave the station heading north along St. Johnís Road, follow on into Bank Street, and cross the High Street to go up Lady Street at the traffic lights. This then becomes North Street. The ground is on the left after half a mile, after the athletics stadium.

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Looking Towards The North End


Looking Towards The North End
 

Admission Prices 

Adults: £7
Senior Citizens
: £4
Under 16's: £4

Under 12's when accompanied by an adult
: Free

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Programme Price
Official Programme £ To be advised.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Fixtures 2008-2009
For the Annan fixture list click here (to take you to the Official Annan Athletic Website).

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Disabled Facilities
The Club has ample space for wheelchair users at the front of the Main Stand.

 
Local Rivals
The team replaced by Annan in the Scottish League, Gretna, are actually to play their 2008-9 East of Scotland League games just 200 yards down the road, between Galabank and the town centre, as Raydale Park is not available to them for this season.  The closest current Scottish League side is Queen of the South; Dumfries is about 16 miles away.

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance: To be advised.

Average Attendance:
2007-2008: To be advised.

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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 Annan and Dumfries 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