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Falkirk

Ground Name: Falkirk Stadium
Capacity: 
7,200 (Includes 1,000 temporary seats)
Address:
Westfield, Falkirk, FK2 9DX
Telephone No: 01324
624 121
Fax No:
01324 612 418
Pitch Size: 110 x 72 yards
Club Nickname: Bairns
Year Ground Opened: 2004
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Shirt Sponsors: 
Central Demolition
Kit Manufacturers:
Puma
Home Kit Colours: Navy Blue, White & Red
Away Kit Colours: White & Red
Official Web Site: www.falkirkfc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
It's Been Chalked Off

Falkirk Mad (Footy Mad Network)

Map

Contents

What's The Ground Like?
Falkirk Stadium - External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?

West & North Stands (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train

Admission Prices
Programme Price
Ground Layout
Fixtures 2008-2009
Local Rivals
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
Feedback

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What's The Ground Like?

After leaving their old Brockville Ground in 2003, home since 1876, and then ground sharing with Stenhousemuir for one season, the Club have now taken up residence on the very outskirts of Falkirk.

Opened in July 2004, the Falkirk Stadium as it was named, originally comprised just one stand, but since a second smaller stand was opened in March 2005. The West Stand at one side of the pitch is a huge cantilever affair, that houses 4,200 supporters. It looks spectacular both close up and from a distance. In terms of design it is probably one of the best new stands constructed in Britain for some years. It is two tiered, with a large lower tier and a small upper tier with comparatively small windshields to either side. At one end is the North Stand, which is a covered all seated stand that has a capacity of 2,000. For this season the Club have also opened a small temporary covered stand on part of the East side of the stadium, which houses around 1,000 seated fans. The remainder of the East side is currently unused for supporters. At the South End of the stadium, work is well underway on the construction of a new stand.

Kevin Dunn adds; 'The Brockville Ground has been demolished and been replaced with a Morrisons superstore. Morrisons
have not forgot the history of the location, and have some rather impressive stained windows with views of Falkirk FC's past'.

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Future Developments
The Club have begun work on a new stand at the South End of the stadium. This 2,000 capacity stand will be similar to the existing North Stand. This should be completed for the beginning of the 2009/10 season. The Club have also received planning permission to construct a new stand on the East side of the stadium. The planned capacity of this is also 2,000. However the Club have yet to announce as to when construction is likely to commence.

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Falkirk Stadium - External View


Falkirk Stadium - External View
 

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are housed in the North Stand at one end of the stadium. This end is normally split between home and away fans, but for the bigger games then the whole of the 2,000 capacity is allocated to away supporters. I have yet to visit the stadium to watch a game, but would expect from such a new stand that the facilities will be good and that you will have a good view of the playing action. David Burns a visiting Celtic fan adds; 'There were good views of the action and we were close to the pitch. The leg room was excellent, even for a tall guy like me. There was also plenty of height between rows. The concourse was quite small though and I was surprised to find that the toilets had no roof on them. Overall a good day out'.

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Where To Drink?
Being on the outskirts of Falkirk there is not much in the way of choice of places to drink. Neil Stewart informs me; 'The nearest pub is the Mill Inn on Thornhill Road, which is around a five minute walk way, going towards the town centre. There is also the Tam Bain in Mary Street, Laurieston, which is around 10 minutes north of the stadium'. Kevin Dunn adds; 'There is a bar called Pennies at the old ice rink, just off the Grangemouth Road. Go up Grangemouth Rd towards the town centre and you will pass the college and the old ice rink (which is now an indoor football centre) on the left hand side. The pub is just down the right hand side of the old ice rink, near to the Saturday market'.

Otherwise it is probably best to drink somewhere on the way beforehand or else take the 20-25 minute walk into Falkirk town centre where there are plenty of bars to be found.  Lindsey Coombs adds; 'I would recommend the 'Behind the Wall' bar in the town centre, for a drink before the game. It has won supporters awards in the past and is located in the centre of Falkirk, close to Grahamston station.

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West & North Stands


West & North Stands

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From The East:
Leave the M9 at Junction 5 and take the A9 towards Falkirk. After about a mile you will be able to see the stadium over on your right.

From The West:
Leave the M9 at Junction 6 and take the A904 towards Falkirk. You will reach the stadium on your left.

Although the main car park at the stadium is for permit holders only, there is another provided for away fans as Stuart Laing informs me; 'The away fans car park costs 2 to park in, its entrance is on the Grangemouth Road'. Alternatively there is car parking available at Falkirk College which is a short distance along the A904 towards Falkirk. Otherwise 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
Falkirk Grahamston Station is about a mile away from the stadium. It is a fairly straight 20 minute walk down the A904 Grangemouth Road. As you come out of the station turn left and follow the ring road round (A803) to the right. Turn left into Weir Street and at the bottom of the street turn left onto Kerse Lane. This is the A904 which leads into Ladysmill and then becomes Grangemouth Road. Go straight down this road and you will eventually reach the stadium over on your right.

Otherwise any buses that are Grangemouth bound going from Falkirk should also pass the stadium.

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Admission Prices 

Home Fans*:
West Stand (Centre): Adults 23, no concessions.
West Stand (Wings): Adults 21, Concessions 13, Children Of Primary School Age 11.
North Stand: Adults 21, Concessions 13, Children Of Primary School Age 11.
North East Stand: Adults 15, Concessions 9, Children Of Primary School Age 5.

Away Fans*:
North Stand: Adults 21, Concessions 13.

* For Rangers & Celtic games the adult price will cost 3 more and concessions 1 extra.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.

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Ground Layout


Ground Layout

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

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Local Rivals
Dunfermline.

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:

At The Falkirk Stadium:
6,627 v Rangers,
Premier League, November 24th 2007.

At Brockville:
23,100 v Celtic, February 21st, 1953.

Average Attendance:
2007-2008: 5,568 (Premier League)
2006-2007: 5,387 (Premier League)
2005-2006: 5,516 (Premier League)

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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 Falkirk 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