Gretna FC


Gretna

Ground Name: Raydale Park
Capacity: 3,000
Address:
Dominion Road, Gretna, DG16 5AP
Telephone No: 01461-337-602
Fax No: 01461-338-047
Pitch Size: 105 x 68 m
Club Nickname:
Black & Whites or Borderers
Year Ground Opened: 1946
Home Kit Colours: White & Black
Away Kit Colours: Blue & White
Shirt Sponsors: Subway
Kit Manufacturers: Crest
Official Web Site: www.gretnafootballclub.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site:
Gretna Mad (Footy Mad Network)

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Contents

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

Long Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Covered Terrace (photo)
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Ground Layout
Fixtures 2007-2008
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation
Feedback

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What's The Ground Like?

The ground is on the small side and is predominantly terracing, with half the ground being largely for standing supporters. Both of these areas are quite small, being only a few feet deep. One end, known as the "Long Stand", is a simple covered terrace which is for home supporters. This has a number of small supporting pillars running across the front of it and four white flag poles on its roof. Opposite was a small open terrace, which has now been replaced by a temporary seated stand which is allocated to away fans. On one side is the Ewart Engineering (Main) Stand, which is a small covered, all seated stand. Opposite is another simple covered area, which on one side is terrace and on the other there are just two rows of seating. Again there is a row of supporting pillars along the entire length of the stand. There is a Club Shop located inside the ground on the Main Stand side of the ground. The ground is pleasantly well situated with lots of trees surrounding it, although the newish looking set of floodlights (four running down each side of the ground), do little to enhance it.

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Ewart Engineering Ltd Stand


Ewart Engineering Main Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Gretna offers a pleasant and hassle free day out, although the portaloos available in the away end leave a lot to be desired. However, at least now more away fans can be admitted to the ground now that the away end capacity has been increased, after the Club erected a temporary seated stand, at the away end of the ground. Peter Llewellyn adds; 'Make sure to try the pies as they are excellent'.

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Where To Drink?
There is a supporters 'Club House' at the edge of the car park, which allows in away supporters. Jim Burnett adds; 'Other pubs which welcome away fans are The Royal Stewart on Glasgow Road & The Crossways Inn on Annan Road. Both of these bars are around a ten minute walk away from the ground'.

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Long Stand


Long Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From the M74 take the B7076 towards Gretna. Then turn onto the B721 which will take you through Gretna itself. After crossing Central Avenue (which has a few shops along it), take the 3rd left into Dominion Road for the ground. There is a sign at the end of Dominion Road pointing in the direction of the Club and Sunday market. There is a large car park adjacent to the ground, which costs 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
The ground is around a 15 minute walk away from Gretna Green station. When leaving the platform follow the sign for Gretna (not Gretna Green). You will then walk through a tunnel below the train track and onto a path through a field. Once you have walked through the field walk straight through the housing estate until you find a church on you right hand side. Turn right and walk down this road for about 5 minutes until you see a sign for Gretna Market, walk down this road and you will find the ground situated within the car park. Thanks to David Grant for supplying the directions.

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Covered Terrace


Covered Terrace

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Local Rivals
Queen Of The South & Annan Athletic.

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Admission Prices 

Adults 20, Concessions 8.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.50

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Fixtures 2007-2008
For the Gretna fixture list click here (to take you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
3,000 v Dundee United
FA Cup 3rd Round, January 17th 2005.

Average Attendance:
2006-2007: 1,599 (Division One)
2005-2006: 1,304 (Division Two)
2004-2005: 896 (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 Gretna 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