Construction of the stadium was completed by Ballast Nedam in 2001.[dead link] The pitch was converted to artificial FieldTurf in 2004. After Hamilton was promoted to the Scottish Premier League in May 2008, the artificial surface had to be replaced by grass due to league rules. In addition to the turf replacement, a temporary stand was erected in March 2008 to bring the stadium's capacity up to the league requirement of 6,000 all seater.
At the beginning of season 2013–14 Hamilton returned to an artificial playing surface.