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Forfar Athletic

Ground Name: Station Park
Capacity: 4,602 (Seated 739)
Address: Carseview Road,
Forfar, Angus, DD8 3BT
Telephone No: 01307 463 576
Fax No: 01307 466 956
Pitch Size: 115 x 69 yards
Club Nickname: Loons
Year Ground Opened: 1888
Home Kit Colours: Navy & Sky Blue
Official Web Site:
www.forfarathletic.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site:
Loons MAD

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

South Terrace
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

By Train
West Terrace (photo)
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Layout Of The Ground
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. The terraces at each end of the ground are not covered and are open to the elements. At one end is the small East Terrace, whilst opposite is the larger West Terrace. The latter is unusual in being taller on one side than the other. On one side of the ground is the Main Stand, which is a traditional looking covered, seated stand. The seating is raised above pitch level and there are a number of supporting pillars at its front. This stand only runs for around half the length of the pitch. The team dugouts are located in front of this stand. On the other side, is a small covered terrace that runs the full length of the pitch. This stand looks relatively new and has a number of small floodlights protruding from its roof. There is a quite a slope to the pitch that runs down across the ground from the West Terrace down to the East Terrace.

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Main Stand


Main Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Normally segregation of supporters is not in force, so most away fans tend to head for the covered South Terrace. If segregation takes place, then the open West Terrace is allocated to away supporters plus part of the Main Stand. The facilities are fairly basic around the ground, but as you would expect the bridies are pretty good!

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Where To Eat & Drink?
The nearest bar is the Caledonian Bar in North Street. Dave Mair informs me; 'There is also the Plough Inn on Market Street which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide'. It is only a short walk away from Station Park and has recently been refurbished. There are also a number of bakeries in the area selling the legendary Forfar Bridies.

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South Terrace


South Terrace

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

The ground is located right on the outskirts of town. In fact the Main Stand, backs onto fields. From the A90 take the A926 towards Forfar. At the T Junction turn right into Brechin Road, then turn left into Market Street and then 2nd left into Carseview Road for the ground. There is only limited parking available at the ground, otherwise there is the nearby Muir Street car park or 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
Even though the ground is called Station Park, there is in fact no railway station in Forfar itself. The nearest stations are in Dundee or Arbroath, that are both around 14 miles away!

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West Terrace


West Terrace

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Local Rivals
Brechin, Arbroath & Montrose.

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Admission Prices

Seating:
Adults 10.50, Concessions 5.50

Terrace:
Adults 10, Concessions 5.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Programme Price
Official Programme 1.50

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

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
10,780 v Glasgow Rangers,
Scottish Cup 2nd Round, February 2nd, 1970.

Average Attendance:
2007-2008: 404 (Division Three)
2006-2007: 500 (Division Two)
2005-2006: 545
(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 Forfar 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