Allan Park, Aberdeen

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Allan Park
Allan Park
Allan Park, Aberdeen is located in Aberdeen
Allan Park, Aberdeen
Location in Aberdeen
Location Cove Bay, Aberdeen, Scotland
Coordinates 57°06′09.72″N 2°04′46.92″W / 57.1027000°N 2.0797000°W / 57.1027000; -2.0797000
Capacity 2500 (200 seated)
Field size 104 × 65 yards
Surface Grass
Opened 1948
Tenants
Cove Rangers F.C.

Allan Park is a football ground located in Cove, a suburb of Aberdeen. It is 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 sold the club the land on which they built the ground in 1948.[1] 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.[1][2] 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.[3][4]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crighton, Ryan (30 July 2010). "Cove Rangers and Dons strike deal". Press and Journal (Aberdeen Journals). Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Gilfeather, Frank (22 September 2011). "Aberdeen ignominy now par for the course". The Herald. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "New Aberdeen FC stadium sites 'offered by landowners'". BBC News (BBC). 28 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "New Aberdeen FC park 'killed off', says Stewart Milne". BBC News (BBC). 23 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.