Dumbarton Football Stadium
|The Bet Butler Stadium|
|Former names||Strathclyde Homes Stadium|
|Location||Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland|
The Bet Butler Stadium is a stadium in Dumbarton, Scotland situated right below the famous Dumbarton Rock. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Dumbarton The stadium has a capacity of just over 2000, and was built in 2000 after the move away from Dumbarton's traditional home, Boghead Park. It was built on part of the site formerly occupied by Denny's shipyard.
The stadium has just one stand, officially opened on Saturday 2 December 2000 prior to the visit of Elgin City; a match which ended 3–0 to the Sons. It is nicknamed 'The Rock' by Sons fans, as it is adjacent to Dumbarton Castle. Open areas ring the three sides without stands, which could be used for future expansion, were Dumbarton to undergo a revival and secure a place in the Scottish Premier League.
The Scotland international team have also used the stadium for training purposes before playing home matches.
Aside from football the stadium also hosts many other events; wedding receptions, conferences & various parties are held in the Allied Distillers suite. The ground of the stadium have also been used for 'Cruise for Charity' an event which brings together modified car enthusiasts from around Scotland to raise money for charity, arranged by .
The original name of the stadium, Strathclyde Homes Stadium, changed after the stadium sponsor, Strathclyde Homes, went into receivership in Sep 2011. On Saturday 18 Feb 2012 the stadium was officially renamed as Dumbarton Football Stadium, sponsored by DL Cameron. It was renamed again, just 5 months later on Friday 20th Jul 2012, to The Bet Butler Stadium.
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