Forthbank StadiumEdit profile
Coordinates: 56°07′07.76″N 3°54′42.35″W / 56.1188222°N 3.9117639°W / 56.1188222; -3.9117639
Forthbank Stadium is a football stadium in Stirling, Scotland. It is the home ground of Stirling Albion. The stadium has a capacity of 3,808. The pitch size is 110 x 74 yards.
It is currently called the Doubletree Dunblane Stadium, for sponsorship reasons.History
Concept of Forthbank
Forthbank was constructed by Stirling Council to replace the towns 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. Forthbank was named after the first football ground in Stirling Forthbank Park.Construction and expansion
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.
Stirling Council have started to develop around Forthbank constructing new sports and leisure facilities. The council have also constructed the new Saint Modans High School close to the stadium.Links
- Stirling Albion F.C. Official Website