C&G Systems Stadium
2,050 (all seated)
Address: Castle Road, Dumbarton, G82 1JJ
Telephone: 01389 762 569
Fax: 01389 762 629
Pitch Size: 105m x 68m
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Sons
Year Ground Opened: 2000
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: Yellow and Black
The ground, opened in 2000, is situated spectacularly under the Castle Rock. It currently comprises of one stand which sits at one side of the pitch. However the stand is of a fair size, is covered and all seated. The space & height between rows is ample, giving fans a good view of the action. One unusual aspect of the ground is that the team dugouts are on the opposite side of the ground to the dressing rooms and this results in a large procession at half and full time. The ground was built by Barr Construction and there is plenty of space around the area, which could be used for future expansion, however, the Club have signalled their intent to build a new stadium elsewhere. David Carson adds; 'most fans refer to the ground name as being The Rock Stadium'.
In 2018 the stadium was renamed the C&G Systems Stadium in a two year corporate sponsorship deal.
In a surprise announcement the Club have revealed a plan to build a new stadium on the west side of Dumbarton. The proposed stadium would have a capacity of 4,000 (3,000 seats and 1,000 terrace) and would be located at a site known as Young's Farm. The Club have argued that the site of present stadium, makes it difficult to expand and therefore a new stadium is needed. If things progress, then the Club will make a formal planning application. The existing site of the Dumbarton Football Stadium would be redeveloped for housing.
Away fans are situated in sections one and two, at one end of the new stand. Around 500 fans can be accommodated in this area. As you would expect from a modern stand, the facilities are good and you should experience a hassle free day at the ground.
There is a bar located at the ground but this is for home fans only. Popular with away supporters is the nearby Rock Bowling Club. This is situated a little further down the road from the ground, opposite the entrance to the castle. A bit further away is the Stags Head, which is situated opposite the entrance to East Dumbarton station. It is a good sized bar, with TV's and a pool table.
Castle Rock dominates the Dumbarton skyline, and with the ground sitting just beneath, it is fairly easy to find your bearings. Follow the A814 into Dumbarton and just after you go under a railway bridge, you will see a sign pointing left for Dumbarton Castle. Turn left here (Victoria Street) and the ground is down the bottom of this road on the right. There is a fair sized car park at the ground.
Dumbarton East Railway Station is around a ten minute walk from the ground. As you come out the station turn right along the main street, left into Victoria Street and the ground is down the bottom of this road on the right.
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Under 12's £8
1 Adult + 1 Under 12 £20
Concessions apply to OAP's, Students and Under 16's.
Official Programme £2.50
At Dumbarton Football Stadium:
1,978 v Rangers, Championship League, 19th September 2015.
At Boghead Park:
18,000 v Raith Rovers, 1957.
2018-2019: 618 (League One)
2017-2018: 832 (Championship League)
2016-2017: 1,130 (Championship League)
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