Home of Annan Athletic FC

Opened 1953

Capacity 2,504

Rating: 4.3

(155) Google Reviews

Lovely ground to visit. It's only open on 3 sides of the pitch with the fourth side reserved for the football teams. Once inside the ground therr is one covered terrace for the home fans and a covered seated stand alongside the pitch. A small seated area is reserved for the away fans. Otherwise there is an uncovered terrace for the away fans. There is a small canteen and similar small toilets, for the fans. I don't know how they would cope with 1,000+ but that is for the reader to find out! The club house is outside the pitch environment and is a warm start or end to the day. There is a larger bar included. As it is my first Scottish ground I might be rating fairly or indeed unfairly but I enjoyed my visit with the home side enjoying a 5-1 win.
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3 months ago
Great football ground with decent facilities. Shame the club shop wasn't open though when I was there! Hopefully next time!
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a year ago
Went to visit friends and catch up with the footy first time I've watched them being a Blackpool fan 200/300 people there spoke to some lovely people looking forward to going again.
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7 months ago
Great welcoming club but language from the lad who fetches the ball was not what I expected from a family club.
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a year ago
Class lower league venue
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a year ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Annan Athletic, who were then playing in the Carlisle and District League, moved to Galabank in 1953. They had previously been based at Mafeking Park since the 1946–47 season. The club rejoined Scottish football in 1977, playing in the South of Scotland League and later the East of Scotland League. This enabled the club to attempt to qualify for the Scottish Cup, and Galabank hosted its first match in the national competition against Stranraer on 15 December 1979.[2]

On 3 July 2008 Annan Athletic were accepted into the 
Scottish Football League for the first time, to replace defunct club Gretna.[3] Consequently, Galabank began hosting Annan's games in the Scottish Football League Third Division in the 2008–09 season.

A party from the SFL inspected Galabank before Annan were accepted into the league. They deemed it to be of the required standard, with the provision that Annan install 
floodlights, which the club did before the start of their first season in the lowest tier of the Scottish Football League. Galabank has a capacity of 2,504.[1]

The grass pitch was removed and a new 3G 
artificial surface was installed for the 2012–13 season.[4] Between 2012 and 2014, Galabank was shared by South of Scotland League club Mid-Annandale, whose previous ground in Lockerbie had become unusable.[5] Edusport Academy, playing in the South League and latterly the Lowland League, shared the ground from 2015[6] until opening their own Alliance Park ground within Strathclyde Country Park in 2019.[7]

Things to do nearby.

Solway Cafe.

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The Shed.

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