Dixon Park

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Dixon Park
Location Ballyclare, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Coordinates 54°45′02.50″N 6°00′06.99″W / 54.7506944°N 6.0019417°W / 54.7506944; -6.0019417Coordinates: 54°45′02.50″N 6°00′06.99″W / 54.7506944°N 6.0019417°W / 54.7506944; -6.0019417
Capacity 4000 (restricted to 1,800) (500 seats)
Surface grass
Tenants
Ballyclare Comrades F.C.
Website
www.ballyclarecomrades.com

Dixon Park is a football stadium located in Ballyclare, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is home to Ballyclare Comrades F.C..[1]

Features[edit]

The stadium holds 4,000, but is currently restricted to 1,800 under safety legislation.[2] There is a small seated stand at one side, where the changing rooms and club offices are sited. There are covered standing areas behind each goal, and a standing area opposite the stand. The Comrades Social Club is located right beside the ground.[1]

Development[edit]

In the spring of 2010 work was carried out at the Ballyclare venue to supply new and additional seating, improve terraced views and provide modern toilets and press facilities.

The improvement works carried out by Ballyclare Comrades, in conjunction with Sport Northern Ireland, were designed to bring the stadium up to IFA Premiership standard - one of the benchmarks of which is the provision of 500 covered seats.

This has now been achieved with the building of a new 350-seat stand and additional seating added to the existing stand and in the visitors' enclosure behind the goal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dixon Park". Ballyclare Comrades FC. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  2. ^ Northern Ireland Assembly Answer to Written Question AQW1178/11 Archived 30 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ A much improved Dixon Park