Somerset Park
Somerset Park is a football stadium located in Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland. It has been the home of Ayr United since they were founded in 1910. Prior to that, it was the home ground of Ayr F.C.. It currently has a capacity of 10,185 of which 1,597 is seated, making it one of the largest capacity stadiums outside of the Scottish Premier League. The Somerset Road end is the second-largest enclosed terrace in Scotland, after Palmerston Park, the home of Queen of the South F.C. in Dumfries. The ground's record attendance of 25,225 was set on 13 September 1969 in a match against Rangers.

Ayr F.C. commissioned Somerset Park in 1888 as a replacement for Beresford Park owing to a need for a replacement venue for a friendly against then- FA Cup winners Aston Villa, as Beresford Park was being used for the Ayr Cattle Show at the time.

Recent events
Recently the club have announced plans to sell Somerset Park and move to a new purpose built stadium in the town's Heathfield District. The new location is planned to consist of a single stand stadium of 3,640 seats with the potential to add another 3,000-seat stand and a 1,000-capacity terrace, with a total potential capacity of 7,640. On 22 August 2008, Barratt Homes pulled out of the deal to purchase Somerset Park. Barratt's decision was based on South Ayrshire Council's proposed Section 75 Planning Agreements, which they cited as "unworkable".

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