Allan Park, Aberdeen
Location in Aberdeen
|Location||Cove Bay, Aberdeen, Scotland|
|Capacity||2500 (200 seated)|
|Field size||104 × 65 yards|
|Cove Rangers F.C.|
Allan Park is a football ground located in Cove, a suburb of Aberdeen. It is the former home to Cove Rangers F.C., who currently play in the Highland Football League. The ground has a capacity of 2300 spectators, with 200 on seats or benches.
Allan Park is named after a local farmer, who gifted the club the land on which they built the ground in 1948. As of September 2011, Cove Rangers were planning to sell Allan Park for housing and share in part of the New Aberdeen Stadium project with Aberdeen FC. This scheme was thrown into doubt, however, when Aberdeen City Council rejected an application by the two clubs to build a new ground for Cove Rangers that Aberdeen FC would also have used as a training ground.
Its largest attendance was 2100 in the league playoff 2008–09 vs Deveronvale which they won 3-1 to lift the league title for the third year running.
On 19 April 2015 Cove Rangers said goodbye to Allan Park as they played their final game against Fort William moving to a new stadium being constructed just outside the Cove area in Aberdeen. Allan Park had been bought by housing developers for a figure believed to be around the £3m mark. The sale also included the football club owned social club which closed its doors the following day.
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