Forthbank Stadium

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Forthbank
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Forthbank Stadium is located in Stirling
Forthbank Stadium
Location in Stirling
Location Forthbank Stadium,
Springkerse,
Stirling,
Scotland
Coordinates 56°07′07.76″N 3°54′42.35″W / 56.1188222°N 3.9117639°W / 56.1188222; -3.9117639
Owner Stirling Council
Operator Stirling Council
Capacity 3,808[1] (2,508 Seated)
Record attendance 3,808[2]
Field size 110yds x 74yds
Surface Natural Grass
Opened 1993
Tenants
Stirling Albion (1993-present)
Stirling University (2013-present)

Forthbank Stadium is a football stadium in Stirling, Scotland. It is the home ground of Stirling Albion. The stadium has a capacity of 3,808.[1] The pitch size is 110 x 74 yards.

History[edit]

Concept of Forthbank[edit]

Forthbank was constructed by Stirling Council to replace the town's older football stadium Annfield. The council had decided that Annfield was beyond repair and decided to build Forthbank on the outskirts of the town. Forthbank has been the home of Stirling Albion since 1993.[2] Forthbank was named after Forthbank Park, the first football ground in Stirling.

Construction and expansion[edit]

Forthbank was constructed in 1992, at the time it was designed to be an all seater stadium with plans to expand the capacity by constructing two terraces behind each goal. These terraces were constructed in the mid-1990s and host space for an extra 300 people in each terrace.

  • The West stand is the main stand of the ground and is home to the home support. Within the main stand are the hospitality suites and the club offices.
  • The East stand is designated for visiting support and includes the press room, police control room and detention facilities.
  • The South terrace is designated for use by the home support.
  • The North terrace is designated for away support.

Current plans and development[edit]

Stirling Council have started to develop around Forthbank constructing new sports and leisure facilities. The council have also constructed the new Saint Modans High School close to the stadium.

Transport[edit]

Forthbank is located on the outskirts of Stirling, next to a retail area.[2] Stirling railway station is about 1.5 miles away from the ground.[2] The A91 road runs near to the ground and is accessed from junction 9 of the M80 motorway.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stirling Albion Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Stirling Albion". www.footballgroundguide.com. Duncan Adams. 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 

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