Adamslie Park

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Adamslie Park
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy Football Club - geograph.org.uk - 131370.jpg
Exterior of Adamslie Park
Location Glasgow Road, Kirkintilloch,
East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Opened 7 August 1926[1]
Closed 2014
Capacity 5,550 (standing)[2]
Tenants
Kirkintilloch Harp F.C.
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy F.C. (1926–present)

Adamslie Park is a football ground in Kirkintilloch in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, which was the home ground of Scottish Junior Football Association club Kirkintilloch Rob Roy F.C. until 2014. It is located on Glasgow Road in the north-west of the town and has a capacity of 5,500 all standing. Whilst the facility is primarily used for football matches, it has often been the host of Highland Games in the past.[2][3]

History[edit]

Adamslie Park was previously the home of another junior football club from the town, Kirkintilloch Harp, in the early 1900s. The ground's current tenants, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy have played their home games at Adamslie Park since 1926. It was officially opened by Provost John Shanks on August 7 of that year.[3] The club played their home games at other grounds prior to Adamslie Park. In the 1878–79 season the club played at Smillies Pond, also known as Coxdale Park, before moving to a site in the Broadfield area until 1889.[3] The club's last move before Adamslie Park was to Kelvinside Park, which hosted its home matches until 1926.[3] Kirkintilloch Rob Roy's first match at the ground was versus Petershill which resulted in a loss for the home side.[1]

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway station to the ground is Lenzie railway station,[2] which is within a 40 minute walk of Adamslie Park. The station is located on the Croy Line between Glasgow Queen Street and Dunblane. Alternate trains terminate at Alloa.

Regular bus services provided by First provide access to Kirkintilloch. Route numbers 24, 27, 89, 175 and 184 from Buchanan bus station in Glasgow stop outside Adamslie Park.[2]

Closure and new stadium[edit]

After several years of unsuccessful attempts to sell the ground to keep Kirkintilloch Rob Roy financially viable (the club's social club having closed with debts of around £30,000), it was announced in April 2014 that the last match to be played at Adamslie Park would be a friendly against Rangers on Sunday May 18, the ground having been sold to a house builder for £1.8 million. The last competitive match to be played at Adamslie Park was a cup match on Wednesday April 23 2014 against Renfrew. The match ended in a 3-2 victory for Rob Roy.

The club also announced that, during the 2014-2015 season, they would groundshare with Cumbernauld United at their Guy's Meadow stadium before moving to a new stadium in the Southbank area of Kirkintilloch. The new stadium will have capacity for 490 spectators and have one of the few artificial playing surfaces in Scottish Junior football.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kirkintilloch Rob Roy - Did you Know?, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy F.C.. 9 January 2005. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d West Region Super Premier League - Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, nonleaguescotland.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d Kirkintilloch Rob Roy - Club History, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy F.C.. 28 December 2004. Retrieved 26 May 2012.

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Coordinates: 55°56′14.59″N 4°10′16.59″W / 55.9373861°N 4.1712750°W / 55.9373861; -4.1712750