The stadium is situated on the sea front, to the west of Arbroath harbour, on the southern edge of the town. There is no other football stadium in Europe which is as close to the sea. Due to its position next to the North Sea, in winter fans can be exposed to severe cold and winds (supporters bring more than a scarf to keep warm). The first stadium on this site was built in 1920, and the present ground opened in 1925.
The ground has a capacity of 6,600. The only seating area is the new single tier, covered Gayfield Stand. The stand was opened in 2002 and seats 814 spectators. The stadium has standing terracing around the entire pitch with plenty of covered terracing at the Seaforth End (South End), the East Terrace and the Harbour end (North End). When segregation is required the away fans get the Seaforth End and half of the East Terrace. But this can be reduced to just the Seaforth End if required. The pitch size is 115 by 71 yards (105 m × 65 m).