Allan Park, Aberdeen

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Allan Park
Allan Park
Allan Park is located in Aberdeen
Allan Park
Allan Park
Location in Aberdeen
Location Cove Bay, Aberdeen, Scotland
Coordinates 57°06′09.72″N 2°04′46.92″W / 57.1027000°N 2.0797000°W / 57.1027000; -2.0797000
Capacity 2500 (200 seated)
Field size 104 × 65 yards
Surface Grass
Opened 1948
Closed 2015
Tenants
Cove Rangers F.C. (1948-2015)
Vacant (2015-present)

Allan Park was a football ground located in Cove, a suburb of Aberdeen. It was the home to Highland Football League club Cove Rangers. The ground had a capacity of 2300 spectators, with 200 on seats or benches. Its largest attendance was 2,100, in the league playoff 2008–09 vs Deveronvale which they won 3-1 to lift the league title for the third year running.

Allan Park was named after a local farmer, who sold the club the land on which they built the ground in 1948.[1]

In September 2011, Cove Rangers were planning to sell Allan Park for housing and share in part of the New Aberdeen Stadium project with Aberdeen FC.[1][2] This scheme was thrown into doubt, however, when Aberdeen City Council rejected an application by the two clubs to build a new ground for Cove Rangers that Aberdeen FC would also have used as a training ground.[3][4] On 19 April 2015 Cove Rangers said goodbye to Allan Park as they played their final game before moving to a new stadium being constructed just outside the Cove area in Aberdeen. Allan Park had been bought by housing developers for a figure believed to be around the £3m mark. The sale also included a social club, also owned by the football club, which closed its doors the following day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crighton, Ryan (30 July 2010). "Cove Rangers and Dons strike deal". Press and Journal. Aberdeen Journals. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Gilfeather, Frank (22 September 2011). "Aberdeen ignominy now par for the course". The Herald. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "New Aberdeen FC stadium sites 'offered by landowners'". BBC News. BBC. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "New Aberdeen FC park 'killed off', says Stewart Milne". BBC News. BBC. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.