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Peterhead

Ground Name: Balmoor Stadium
Capacity: 4,000 (seated 998)
Address:
Lord Catto Park, Peterhead, AB42 1EU
Telephone No: 01779-478-256
Fax No: 01779-490-682
Pitch Size: 105 x 70 yards
Year Ground Opened: 1997
Club Nickname: The Blue Toon
Home Kit Colours: Blue & White
Official Web Site:
www.peterheadfc.org.uk
Unofficial Web Site:
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Contents

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

New (East) Stand
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

By Train
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Ground Layout
Fixtures 2008-2009
Record & Average Attendance
Bed And Breakfast Accommodation

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What's The Ground Like?

Balmoor has two virtually identical stands that run down each side of the ground. Both these all seated stands are roughly of the same height and are covered. The seating areas are raised above pitch level, which means that supporters need to climb a small set of stairs at the front of the stand to access them. The West Stand has windshields at either side of it. Both ends of the ground are open and don't have any formal terracing.

Peterhead, joined the Scottish Football League at the beginning of the 2000/2001 season. One of the reasons why they were invited to join the league, was certainly their move to the Balmoor Stadium, which was opened in 1997. Previously the Club played at Recreation Park, which was sold for re-development to Safeways.

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Main (West) Stand


West Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
David Gray informs me; 'The Balmoor Stadium is a friendly place where away fans are always made welcome. There is normally no segregation, so opposing fans are always able to mix with each other'. Fred McIntosh a visiting Forfar fan adds; 'On my last visit there was a form of segregation in force, as Forfar fans were directed to far side of one stand but it was not very strictly enforced. Food now includes a fish pie at 1.50, which was very good!'. However, remember to wrap up well, as the ground itself is quite exposed and there is normally a cold biting wind coming off the North Sea.

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Where To Drink?
There is a Social Club located in the rear of the Main Stand, which welcomes away supporters. Otherwise there are plenty of bars to be found in the centre of town, which is a ten minute walk away. 

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New (East) Stand


East Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

The ground is located just out of town on the A982 Peterhead to Fraserburgh Road. 

From The South
From the A90 you can take the first exit for Peterhead (the A982). This will take you to the town centre where you continue following the A982 towards Fraserburgh. You will go past a swimming pool and will reach the ground on your left. There are around 200 car parking spaces at the ground which are free.

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 nearest railway station is in Aberdeen, which is some 32 miles away! Therefore this ground has the record of being furthest from a station than any other League team in Britain.

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Local Rivals
Elgin City & Fraserburgh.

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Admission Prices 

Adults 12, Concessions 7.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.

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Ground Plan


Ground Layout

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

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
At
Recreation Park:
8,643 v Raith Rovers, 1987

At Balmoor Stadium:
3,717 v Greenock Morton
Division Two Play Off, May 6th 2006.

Average Attendance:
2007-2008: 698 (Division Two)
2006-2007: 636 (Division Two)
2005-2006: 691 (Division Two)

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Bed And Breakfast 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 Peterhead page click here.

Fraser Wilcox informs me; 'I run the Windmill Guest House which is on Balmoor Terrace, only a few minutes from the Peterhead FC stadium. It is ideal for visiting fans who are looking to stay over. If you are coming up for a game and want to book some accommodation, then mention this website upon booking and a 10% discount will be given'.

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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