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Balmoor (also known as Balmoor Stadium) is an association football ground in the Scottish town of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. It is home to Scottish League Two side Peterhead. The stadium has a capacity of 3,150[1] spectators, of which 1,000 can be seated.[2]

Balmoor Stadium
Peterhead, Balmoor Stadium.jpg
LocationView of the East Stand at Balmoor
Coordinates57°30′42.10″N 1°47′45.05″W / 57.5116944°N 1.7958472°W / 57.5116944; -1.7958472
OwnerPeterhead F.C.
Capacity3,150[1] (1,000 seated)
Record attendance4,855 (vs Rangers, 20 January 2013)
Field size105 × 70 yards
SurfaceGrass
Opened1997
Tenants
Peterhead F.C.

The ground was opened in 1997, after Peterhead's old ground Recreation Park was sold off to supermarket company Safeway.[3] The standard of the facilities at Balmoor was one of the main reasons why Peterhead were elected to the Scottish Football League in 2000,[3] along with Elgin City.

The record attendance at Balmoor is 4,855, for a Scottish Football League Third Division match against Rangers on 20 January 2013.[4] This broke the previous record crowd of 4,505.

The nearest railway station to Balmoor is Aberdeen railway station, which is 32 miles (51 km) away.[3] This is the greatest distance between a senior league football ground and its nearest railway station in Great Britain.[3] Balmoor is located on the A982 road, just north of Peterhead town centre.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Peterhead Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Rangers: Life in Scottish Division Three beckons". Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Peterhead". Scottish Ground Guide. Duncan Adams. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Peterhead 0 - 1 Rangers". Rangers FC. 20 January 2013. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2013.