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Forthbank Stadium is a football stadium in Stirling, Scotland. Opened in 1993, it has been the home ground of Scottish Professional Football League club Stirling Albion since then. From 2013 to 2016, it also hosted the first team matches of Scottish Lowland Football League team Stirling University. The stadium has a capacity of 3,808.[1] The pitch size is 110 x 74 yards.

Forthbank
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Forthbank is located in Stirling
Forthbank
Forthbank
Location in Stirling
LocationForthbank Stadium,
Springkerse,
Stirling,
Scotland
Coordinates56°07′07.76″N 3°54′42.35″W / 56.1188222°N 3.9117639°W / 56.1188222; -3.9117639
OwnerStirling Council
OperatorStirling Council
Capacity3,808[1] (2,508 Seated)
Record attendance3,808[2]
Field size110yds x 74yds
SurfaceNatural Grass
Opened1993
Tenants
Stirling Albion (1993-present)
Stirling University (2013-2016)

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HistoryEdit

Concept of ForthbankEdit

Forthbank was constructed by Stirling Council to replace the town's older football stadium Annfield. The council had decided that Annfield was beyond repair and decided to build Forthbank on the outskirts of the town. Forthbank has been the home of Stirling Albion since 1993.[2] Forthbank was named after Forthbank Park, the first football ground in Stirling.

Construction and expansionEdit

 
West Stand at the Forthbank Stadium (2006)

Forthbank was constructed in 1992, at the time it was designed to be an all seater stadium with plans to expand the capacity by constructing two terraces behind each goal. These terraces were constructed in the mid-1990s and host space for an extra 300 people in each terrace.

  • The West stand is the main stand of the ground and is home to the home support. Within the main stand are the hospitality suites and the club offices.
  • The East stand is designated for visiting support and includes the press room, police control room and detention facilities.
  • The South terrace is designated for use by the home support.
  • The North terrace is designated for away support.

Current plans and developmentEdit

Stirling Council have started to develop around Forthbank constructing new sports and leisure facilities. The council have also constructed the new St Modan's High School close to the stadium.

TransportEdit

Forthbank is located on the outskirts of Stirling, next to a retail area.[2] Stirling railway station is about 1.5 miles away from the ground.[2] The A91 road runs near to the ground and is accessed from junction 9 of the M80 motorway.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Stirling Albion Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Stirling Albion". www.footballgroundguide.com. Duncan Adams. 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.