4,000 (seated 998)
Address: Balmoor Terrace, Peterhead, AB42 1EQ
Telephone: 01779 478 256
Fax: 01779 490 682
Pitch Size: 105 x 70 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Blue Toon
Year Ground Opened: 1997
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: Blue and White
Balmoor Stadium has two virtually identical stands that run down each side of the ground. Both these all seated stands are roughly of the same height and are covered. The seating areas are raised above pitch level, which means that supporters need to climb a small set of stairs at the front of the stand to access them. The West Stand has windshields at either side of it. Both ends of the ground are open and don’t have any formal terracing.
Peterhead, joined the Scottish Football League at the beginning of the 2000/2001 season. One of the reasons why they were invited to join the league, was certainly their move to the Balmoor Stadium, which was opened in 1997. Previously the Club played at Recreation Park, which was sold for re-development to a supermarket chain.
David Gray informs me; ‘The Balmoor Stadium is a friendly place where away fans are always made welcome. There is normally no segregation, so opposing fans are always able to mix with each other’. Fred McIntosh a visiting Forfar fan adds; ‘On my last visit there was a form of segregation in force, as Forfar fans were directed to far side of one stand but it was not very strictly enforced. Food now includes a fish pie at £2, which was very good!’. However, remember to wrap up well, as the ground itself is quite exposed and there is normally a cold biting wind coming off the North Sea.
There is a Social Club located in the rear of the Main Stand, which welcomes away supporters. Otherwise there are plenty of bars to be found in the centre of town, which is around a 15minute walk away. These include a Wetherspoons Pub called the Cross Keys on Back Street. This pub is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
The ground is located just out of town on the A982 Peterhead to Fraserburgh Road.
From The South From the A90 you can take the first exit for Peterhead (the A982). This will take you to the town centre where you continue following the A982 towards Fraserburgh. You will go past a swimming pool and will reach the ground on your left. There are around 200 car parking spaces at the ground which are free.
The nearest railway station is in Aberdeen, which is some 32 miles away! Therefore this ground has the record of being furthest from a station than any other Professional League team in Britain.
Iain Badger adds; ‘Bus services 260/261/263 and the X60 all run to Peterhead Interchange from Aberdeen Union Square around every 30 minutes on Saturdays. Journey times vary from around 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 26 minutes depending on time of day and which number bus you catch as some stop more frequently than others along the route. It is then a walk of just under a mile from Peterhead bus station to the ground and is fairly straight forward: On leaving the Bus station head along Windmill Street, in the direction going away from the Harbour. Turn left onto King Street and then right onto the A982 (Queen Street). Continue along this road which becomes Balmoor Terrace and you will reach the stadium on the left hand side.’ Visit the Stagecoach website for bus timetables.
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Over 65’s, Students, Under 16’s £6
Official Programme £2.50
At Recreation Park:
8,643 v Raith Rovers, 1987
At Balmoor Stadium:
4,505* v Glasgow Celtic
Scottish Cup, 4th Round, 8th January 2012.
2018-2019: 668 (League Two)
2017-2018: 641 (League Two)
2016-2017: 505 (League One)
* Please note that additional temporary terracing was brought in for this fixture, hence the figure being higher than the normal stadium capacity.
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