Balmoor Stadium

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Balmoor Stadium
Peterhead, Balmoor Stadium.jpg
Location View of the East Stand at Balmoor
Coordinates 57°30′42.10″N 1°47′45.05″W / 57.5116944°N 1.7958472°W / 57.5116944; -1.7958472
Owner Peterhead F.C.
Capacity 3,150[1] (1,000 seated)
Record attendance 4,855 (vs Rangers, 20 January 2013)
Field size 105 × 70 yards
Surface Grass
Opened 1997
Tenants
Peterhead F.C.

Balmoor (also known as Balmoor Stadium) is an association football ground in the Scottish town of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. It is home to Scottish League Two side Peterhead F.C. It has a capacity of 3,150[1] spectators of which 1,000 can be seated.[2]

The ground was opened in 1997, after Peterhead's old ground Recreation Park was sold off to supermarket company Safeway.[3] The standard of the facilities at Balmoor was one of the main reasons why Peterhead were elected to the Scottish Football League in 2000,[3] along with Elgin City

The record attendance at Balmoor is 4,855, for a Scottish Football League Third Division match against Rangers on 20 January 2013.[4] This broke the previous record crowd of 4,505.

The nearest railway station to Balmoor is Aberdeen railway station, which is 32 miles away.[3] This is the greatest distance between a senior league football ground and its nearest railway station in Great Britain.[3] Balmoor is located on the A982 road, just north of Peterhead town centre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Peterhead Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rangers: Life in Scottish Division Three beckons". Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Peterhead". Scottish Ground Guide (Duncan Adams). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Peterhead 0 - 1 Rangers". Rangers FC. 20 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013.