List of Scottish Football League stadiums

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The Scottish Football League (SFL) was a league featuring professional and semi-professional football clubs, mostly from Scotland. From its foundation in 1890 until the breakaway Scottish Premier League (SPL) was formed in 1998, the SFL represented the top level of football in Scotland. After 1998, the SFL represented levels 2 to 4 of the Scottish football league system. In June 2013, the SFL merged with the SPL to form the Scottish Professional Football League. The SFL was played out in a wide variety of stadiums, ranging from the stadiums of Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers to the intimate surroundings of Cliftonhill and Dumbarton Football Stadium, with capacities of just over 2000.

Founding Members, 1890–1891[edit]

Stadium Location Team Opened Closed Demo'd Years hosting League Football Current Status
Boghead Park Dumbarton Dumbarton 1879 2000 Unknown 1890–2000 Near junction of Round Riding Road and Miller Street; now a residential development
Dumbarton Football Stadium Dumbarton Dumbarton 2000 ---- ---- 2000–present
Ibrox Park I Glasgow Rangers 1887 1899 Unknown 1890–1899 Was replaced by Ibrox II, built just to the west. Now an office building, parking, and a row of residential tenements along Copland Road.
Ibrox Park II Glasgow Rangers 1899 ---- ---- 1899–present
Celtic Park I Glasgow Celtic 1888 1892 Unknown 1890–1892 Was replaced by Celtic Park II, built just to the west. Now waste ground, just north of Janefield Street and cut through by Springfield Gardens.
Celtic Park II Glasgow Celtic 1892 ---- ---- 1892–present
Whitefield Park Cambuslang Cambuslang 1888 1897 Unknown 1890–1892 Now occupied by residential properties and Whitefield Bowling Club
Cathkin Park Glasgow Third Lanark 1872 1903 Unknown 1890–1903 Now occupied by residential tenements, located at the north east corner of Dixon Road and Cathcart Road, cut through by Boyd Street
New Cathkin Park Glasgow Third Lanark 1903 1967 Unknown 1904–1967 Still in use as a municipal playing field, some overgrown terracing remains visible.
Tynecastle Stadium Edinburgh Heart of Midlothian 1886 ---- ---- 1890–present
Underwood Park Paisley Abercorn 1889 1899 Unknown 1890–1899 Site just north of Underwood Road, and to the south west of the Greenock Branch rail line; since replaced by commercial and industrial properties.
Old Ralston Park Paisley Abercorn 1899 1909 Unknown 1899–1909 Near junction of Glasgow Road and East Lane; site now occupied by office buildings.
New Ralston Park Paisley Abercorn 1909 1920 Unknown 1909–1915 Near junction of Glasgow Road and East Lane; site now occupied by office buildings.
Westmarch Paisley St Mirren 1883 1894 Unknown 1890–1894 Exact location uncertain, but area is occupied by industrial units and possibly by St Mirren Park
Love Street Paisley St Mirren 1894 2009 2010 1894–2009 Site is derelict; awaiting residential development.
St Mirren Park Paisley St Mirren 2009 ---- ---- 2009–present Still in use.
Millburn Park Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire Vale of Leven 1890 ---- ---- 1890–1892, 1905–1915, 1921–1926 Still in use by the Junior side Vale of Leven.
Springvale Park Glasgow Cowlairs 1890 1895 Unknown 1890–1891, 1893–1895 At Cowlairs junction, between the Edinburgh & Glasgow railway and the Sighthill Branch. Both rail lines are still there, but the adjacent Cowlairs station is long gone. The site is now occupied by Network Rail offices and associated parking.
Tontine Park Renton Renton 1872 1897 Unknown 1890, 1891–1897 Under modern Tontine Park housing development.

Stadiums marked in bold are the stadiums used during the inaugural season of the Scottish Football League

New members, 1891–1900[edit]

Stadium Location Club Opened Closed Demo'd Years hosting League football Current status
Bank Park Leith Leith Athletic 1891 1899 Unknown 1891–1899 Just to the north east of Easter Road Stadium, now occupied by residential properties and municipal playing fields.
Hawkhill Leith Leith Athletic 1899 1900 Unknown 1899–1900 At junction of Restalrig Road and the former Leith railway line; site now occupied by residential units, centred on Restalrig Park
Chancelot Park Leith Leith Athletic 1900 1904 Unknown 1900–1904 Now Lethem Park, a private park situated just off Bonar Place.
Old Logie Green Leith Leith Athletic 1904 1926 Unknown 1904–1915, 1924–1926 Next to the Water of Leith, at the junction of Logie Green Road and Warriston Road; now occupied by commercial properties and parking, including a major home improvement chain.
New Powderhall Leith Leith Athletic 1927 1928 Unknown 1927–1928 Adjacent to Old Logie Green, at the end of Beaverhall Road, now occupied by residential properties.
Marine Gardens Portobello Leith Athletic 1928 1936 Unknown 1928–1936 On corner of King's Road and Seafield Road; site now occupied by a bus terminal.
Old Meadowbank Leith Leith Athletic 1936 1953 Unknown 1936–1939, 1947–1953 Adjacent to New Meadowbank, roughly on the site of the field hockey pitch.
New Meadowbank Leith Leith Athletic 1946 1947 Unknown 1946–1947 Site is occupied by the current Meadowbank Stadium.
Barrowfield Park Glasgow Clyde 1891 1898 Unknown 1891–1898 On corner of Carstairs Street and what is now Colvend Street; occupied by waste ground and light industrial units.
Shawfield Stadium Rutherglen Clyde 1898 1986 1898–1986 Now used for greyhound racing.
Broadwood Stadium Cumbernauld Clyde 1994 1994–present Still in use.
West Craigie Park Dundee Dundee 1893 1893 Unknown 1893 Unknown
Carolina Port Dundee Dundee 1893 1899 Unknown 1893–1899 Unknown
Dens Park Dundee Dundee 1899 1899–present Still in use.
Easter Road Edinburgh Hibernian 1893 1893–present Still in use.
Dalziel Park Motherwell Motherwell 1893 1895 Unknown 1893–1895 At Airbles Street and Glencairn Street; now occupied by housing.
Fir Park Motherwell Motherwell 1895 1895–present Still in use.
Meadowside Glasgow Partick Thistle 1891 1908 Unknown 1893–1908 On south side of Castlebank Street; site subsequently occupied by granaries, now residential properties.
Firhill Glasgow Partick Thistle 1909 1909–present Still in use.
Clune Park Port Glasgow Port Glasgow Athletic 1893 1911 Unknown 1893–1911 Unknown
Cappielow Greenock Morton 1879 1893–present Still in use.
Hyde Park Glasgow Northern 1893 1894 Unknown 1893–1894 On south side of Flemington Street, to the east of Springburn Road; the site is now occupied by North Glasgow College, some residential properties, and Ayr Street.
Braehead Park Glasgow Thistle 1893 1894 Unknown 1893–1894 On south bank of the Clyde, adjacent to Hutchesontown Bowling Club; site is now occupied by residential units, centred around Dolphington Avenue.
New Logie Green Edinburgh St Bernard's 1893 1900 Unknown 1893–1900
New Powderhall Edinburgh St Bernard's 1900 1901 Unknown 1900–1901
Royal Gymnasium Ground Edinburgh St Bernard's 1880 1943 Unknown 1900–1915, 1924–1939 Just north of Royal Crescent; site now occupied by parking.
Broomfield Park Airdrie Airdrieonians 1892 1994 1994 1894–1994 Directly to east of Gartlea Roundabout; site now occupied by a supermarket and parking.
East Dock Street Dundee Dundee Wanderers Unknown 1894
Clepington Park Dundee Dundee Wanderers 1894 1895 Unknown 1894–1895 Was taken over and rebuilt by Dundee Hibernian; renamed Tannadice. Still in use.
Rugby Park Kilmarnock Kilmarnock 1877 1877–present Still in use
Langlands Park Glasgow Linthouse 1894 1900 Unknown 1895–1900 East of Craigton Road, on the site of what is now Arthurle Street; site now occupied by residential and commercial properties.
Somerset Park Ayr Ayr 1888 1897–present Still in use.
Douglas Park Hamilton Hamilton Academical 1888 1994 1994 1897–1994 Adjacent to New Douglas Park; site now occupied by a supermarket.
New Douglas Park Hamilton Hamilton Academical 2001 2001–present Still in use.
Merchiston Park Bainsford East Stirlingshire Unknown 1921 Unknown 1900–1921 Just to the north of the Forth and Clyde Canal and to the west of Main Street; the park was moved at some point in the early 1900s to make way for a railway line. Sites are now occupied by residential and commercial properties.
Firs Park Falkirk East Stirlingshire 1921 2008 2012 1921–2008 Just at the end of Firs Street; site now derelict and awaiting residential development.
Hampden Park I Glasgow Queen's Park 1884 1903 Unknown 1900–1903 Became Cathkin Park, home of Third Lanark. Now a municipal park.
Hampden Park II Glasgow Queen's Park 1903 1903–present Still in use.

New members, 1901–1910[edit]

Stadium Location Team Opened Closed Demo'd Years hosting League Football Current Status
Dunterlie Park I Barrhead Arthurlie 1882 1906 Unknown 1901–1906 Located just off Glasgow Road in Barrhead; site now occupied by residential units, particularly houses on Rufflees Avenue.
Dunterlie Park II Barrhead Arthurlie 1906 1919 Unknown 1906–1919
Dunterlie Park III Barrhead Arthurlie 1919 ---- ---- 1923–1929 Still in use.
Brockville Park Falkirk Falkirk 1885 2003 2003 1902–2003 Located on Hope Street in Falkirk; site now occupied by a supermarket.
Falkirk Stadium Falkirk Falkirk 2004 ---- ---- 2003–present Still in use.
Stark's Park Kirkcaldy Raith Rovers 1891 ---- ---- 1902–present Still in use.
Beresford Park Ayr Ayr Parkhouse 1888 1910 Unknown 1903–1904, 1906–1910 Located to the east of Beresford Terrace, just south of the Burns Statue; site now occupied by commercial properties, and bisected by Parkhouse Street.
Meadow Park Whifflet Albion Rovers 1885 1919 Unknown 1903–1915 Located just east of the railway line and south of Calder Street; site now occupied by waste ground and an electrical substation.
Cliftonhill Coatbridge Albion Rovers 1919 ---- ---- 1919–present Still in use.
Pittodrie Aberdeen Aberdeen 1903 ---- ---- 1904–present Still in use.
North End Park Cowdenbeath Cowdenbeath Unknown 1917 Unknown 1905–1915 Located just south of Perth Road and east of High Street; site is still in use as a municipal playing field.
Central Park Cowdenbeath Cowdenbeath 1917 ---- ---- 1921–present Still in use.
Tannadice Park Dundee Dundee Hibernian 1917 ---- ---- 1921–present Still in use.
Somerset Park Ayr Ayr United 1910 ---- ---- 1910–present Still in use.

New members, 1911–1920[edit]

Stadium Location Club Opened Closed Demo'd Years hosting League football Current status
Recreation Grounds Perth St Johnstone 1885 1924 Unknown 1911–24 Located between Edinburgh Road and the railway line, just west of the prison; site now occupied by residential and commercial units.
Muirton Park Perth St Johnstone 1924 1989 1989 1924–89 Located at the junction of Dunkeld Road and Florence Place; site now occupied by a supermarket.
McDiarmid Park Perth St Johnstone 1989 ---- ---- 1989–present Still in use.
East End Park I Dunfermline Dunfermline Athletic 1885 1920 Unknown 1912–20 Located just to the west of the current stadium; now occupied by parking.
East End Park II Dunfermline Dunfermline Athletic 1920 ---- ---- 1920–present Still in use.
Newfield Park Johnstone Johnstone 1894 1927 Unknown 1912–15, 1921–26 Located on the north side of the town, at the junction of Barrochan Road and the A737; site now occupied by a slip road for the A737.
Clydeholm Clydebank Clydebank 1914 1931 Unknown 1914–15, 1917–31 Located on the corner of Mill Road and Glasgow Road; site now occupied by apartment blocks.
Kilbowie Park Clydebank Clydebank 1939 1996 1997 1964–65, 1966–97 Located to the north of the rail line and west of Argyll Road; site now occupied by commercial properties and parking.
Recreation Park Cowdenbeath Lochgelly United 1910 1928 1934 1914–15, 1921–26 Housing

New members, 1921–1930[edit]

Stadium Location Team Opened Closed Demo'd Years hosting League Football Current Status
Recreation Park Alloa Alloa Athletic 1895 ---- ---- 1921–present Still in use.
Volunteer Park Armadale Armadale 1910 1932 Unknown 1921–1932 Still in use, by Armadale Thistle junior team.
Mill Park Bathgate Bathgate 1904 1935 Unknown 1921–1929 Located at the junction of Cochrane Street and Mill Road; now occupied by residential properties and Marmion Road.
Newtown Park Bo'ness Bo'ness 1986 1945 Unknown 1921–1932 Still in use (by Bo'ness United).
Sports Park Broxburn Broxburn United 1912 1932 Unknown 1921–1926 Located on Church Street; now occupied by a sports centre and parking.
Bayview Park Methil East Fife 1903 1998 Unknown 1921–1998 Located at junction of Kirland Road and Wellesley Road; now occupied by housing.
Bayview Stadium Methil East Fife 1998 ---- ---- 1998–present Still in use.
Ochilview Park Stenhousemuir Stenhousemuir 1890 ---- ---- 1921–present Still in use.
Station Park Forfar Forfar Athletic 1880 ---- ---- 1921–present Still in use.
Gayfield Park I Arbroath Arbroath 1880 1925 Unknown 1921–1925 Unknown, partly covered by Gayfield Park II.
Gayfield Park II Arbroath Arbroath 1925 ---- ---- 1925–present Still in use.
Forthbank Park Stirling King's Park 1875 1940 Unknown 1921–1940 Located just to the east of the railway line and to the north of Springbank Road; now occupied by waste ground and light industrial units.
Duckburn Park Dunblane King's Park 1921 Used by King's Park for a single match after Forthbank Park was closed due to crowd trouble.
Chapelhill Park Clackmannan Clackmannan 1886 1931 Unknown 1921–22, 1923–1926 Located at corner of Chapelhill and Wellmyre; occupied by residential properties.
Ardencaple Park Helensburgh Helensburgh 1896 1928 ---- 1923–1926 Located just to the north of Helensburgh cricket ground, just off Rhu Road Higher; site is still in use as a rugby field.
Parkside Shotts Dykehead Unknown ---- ---- 1923–1926 Still in use (for youth football).
Raploch Park Larkhall Royal Albert Unknown Unknown Unknown 1923–1926 Located to the north of Raploch Street, opposite Larkhall Thistle's Gasworks Park ground; site now occupied by residential properties.
Kintail Park Lockerbie Mid-Annandale Unknown Unknown Unknown 1923–1926 Located just north of Livingstone Place and south of the former railway line; site now occupied by housing and Kintail Park street.
Links Park Montrose Montrose 1887 ---- ---- 1923–1926, 1929–present Still in use.
Glebe Park Brechin Brechin City 1919 ---- ---- 1923–1926, 1929–present Still in use.
Kimmeter Park Green Annan Solway Star 1911 1947 Unknown 1923–1926 Located just to the east of the junction of the B6357 and the B721; now occupied by farmland.
Bellsdale Park Beith Beith 1919 1938 Unknown 1923–1926 Still in use (by Beith Juniors).
Whitestone Park Peebles Peebles Rovers Unknown ---- ---- 1923–1926 Still in use.
Portland Park Galston Galston 1894 1940 Unknown 1923–1926 Located at the junction of Titchfield Street and the A71; now occupied by the A71 and farmland.
Meadow Park Dumbarton Dumbarton Harp 1894 1925 Unknown 1923–1924 Located on the corner of what is now Poplar Road and Overburn Avenue; now occupied by industrial properties.
Palmerston Park Dumfries Queen of the South 1919 ---- ---- 1923–present Still in use.
Crawick Holm Sanquhar Nithsdale Wanderers Unknown Unknown Unknown 1923–1927 Unknown, probably located near where the A76 crosses Crawick Water.

New members, 1931–2010[edit]

Stadium Location Team Opened Closed Demo'd Years hosting League Football Current Status
Powderhall Stadium Edinburgh Edinburgh City 1931 Unknown Unknown 1931-Unknown Situated adjacent to Old Logie Green, at the end of Beaverhall Road, now occupied by residential properties.
City Park Edinburgh Edinburgh City Unknown ---- ---- Unknown-1949 Unknown.
Annfield Stadium Stirling Stirling Albion 1945 1993 Unknown 1946–1993 Located near junction of Livilands Lane and St Ninians Road; site now occupied by housing and by streets named Annfield Gardens and Annfield Grove.
Forthbank Stadium Stirling Stirling Albion 1993 ---- ---- 1993–present Still in use.
Shielfield Park Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick Rangers 1954 ---- ---- 1955–present Still in use.
Stair Park Stranraer Stranraer 1907 ---- ---- 1955–present Still in use.
Meadowbank Stadium Edinburgh Meadowbank Thistle 1974 ---- ---- 1974–1995 Still in use (as an athletics stadium).
Telford Street Park Inverness Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1926 (as Caledonian F.C.) 1996 Unknown 1994–1996 Located near junction of Telford Street and Dunain Road; site now occupied by an electronics store and parking.
Caledonian Stadium Inverness Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1996 ---- ---- 1996–present Still in use.
Victoria Park Dingwall Ross County 1929 ---- ---- 1994–present Still in use.
Almondvale Stadium Livingston Livingston 1995 ---- ---- 1995–present Still in use.
Borough Briggs Elgin Elgin City 1921 ---- ---- 2000–present Still in use.
Balmoor Stadium Peterhead Peterhead 1997 ---- ---- 2000–present Still in use.
Raydale Park Gretna Gretna 1946 ---- ---- 2002–2008 Still in use.
Galabank Annan Annan Athletic 1953 ---- ---- 2008–present Still in use.

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