Bayview Stadium

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Bayview Stadium
Bayview Stadium
Bayview Stadium is located in Fife
Bayview Stadium
Location in Fife
Former names New Bayview Stadium
Location Methil, Scotland
Coordinates 56°11′19.42″N 2°59′56.47″W / 56.1887278°N 2.9990194°W / 56.1887278; -2.9990194
Opened 1998
Owner East Fife F.C.
Surface Grass
Capacity 1,980[1]
Tenants
East Fife F.C.

Bayview Stadium known formerly as New Bayview, is a football stadium located in the Scottish town of Methil, Fife. It is home to East Fife. It was opened in 1998, after the club relocated from the original Bayview Park across town.

The stadium can accommodate up to 1,980 spectators all of whom are seated in a single stand running along one side of the pitch. As with Strathclyde Homes Stadium in Dumbarton, open areas for future expansion are present. In 2008 plans were announced to increase capacity with the erection of a covered terrace/stand at the sea end of the stadium. Due to the economic climate in 2009 these plans have been put on hold however.

The stadium's capacity was temporarily expanded to 4,700 for a Scottish League One match against Rangers in October 2013.[2][3]

The site of the stadium is near the mouth of the River Forth and the pitch was previously overshadowed by Methil power station, which was demolished in April 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://spfl.co.uk/clubs/east-fife/
  2. ^ "East Fife 0–4 Rangers". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Smith, Craig (23 October 2013). "East Fife chief looking forward to ‘proud ‘day against Rangers". The Courier (DC Thomson). Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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