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Cowdenbeath

Ground Name: Central Park
Capacity: 5,268 (Seated 1,622)
Address:
Cowdenbeath, Fife, KY4 9QQ
Telephone No: 01383 610 166
Fax No: 01383 512 132
Pitch Size: 107 x 66 yards
Club Nickname:
Cowden or Blue Brazil
Year Ground Opened: 1917
Home Kit Colours:
Royal Blue & White
Official Web Site: www.cowdenbeathfc.com
Unofficial Web Sites:
Supporters Club

www.cowdenbeath.net

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Contents

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

Layout Of The Ground
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Local Rivals
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 also used from time to time for motor sport events. This means that around the oval grass football playing area, at the front of the spectator areas, there is a fair sized tarmac track, plus a meshed safety fence. It is largely an open stadium with three sides having small open terraces. Only on the North Side of the stadium is there a covered Main Stand. Or really I should say Main Stands as there are two, as an older and newer structure, sit side by side. This is because the original old Main Stand was partly destroyed by fire in 1992 and a new structure was constructed beside the remnants of the old stand. Both are covered and all seated and have a row of floodlight pylons at the front of them, which could affect your view.

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Looking Towards The Main Stands


Central Park

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
For most games there is no segregation of supporters. If segregation needs to be enforced, then the terraces at both the South & East sides are allocated to away fans. The oval stock car track means that supporters using the end terrace are set rather far back from the action. For this reason supporters tend to congregate on either side of the ground, where you are a bit closer to the pitch. As the perimeter wall surrounding the stadium is not that high, you can often see a few dotted faces, peering over it and watching the game for nothing!

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Where To Drink?
There is a small bar at the stadium itself, which is both popular with home and away supporters, plus there is also the nearby Park Bar which is also quite popular. Otherwise there are a number of other bars located on or around the nearby High St, including the Crown Hotel which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

The ground is located in the centre of the town, beside the High Street, however it is not easily visible when driving along the High Street itself.

Leave the M90 at Junction 3 and take the A92 towards Kirkcaldy. Then take the A909 into Cowdenbeath, which then leads into the High Street. After a short distance along the High Street there is a small parking sign entitled 'Central Park' which points left down a small road for the ground. If you miss the sign (as I did), continue further up the High Street and turn left into Stenhouse Street where there is an overflow car park used on matchdays. There is also a fair sized car park at the ground as well, which is free to use.

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
Cowdenbeath station is only five minutes walk from the ground and is served by trains from Edinburgh. If anyone can provide directions from the station to the ground then please e-mail them to me.

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Local Rivals
East Fife.

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Admission Prices 

All areas of the ground:
Adults 10, Concessions 5.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 1.

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

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
25,586 v Glasgow Rangers,
League Cup Quarter Final, September 21st 1949.

Average Attendance:
2007-2008: 502 (Division Two)
2006-2007: 683 (Division Two)
2005-2006: 471
(Division Three)

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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 Stirling 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 2008. All rights reserved.
Last Revised: 07 January, 2008