Home of Cove Rangers FC

Opened 2018

Capacity 2,602

Rating: 4.3

(140) Google Reviews

I have not been to this ground for a few seasons ,due to Cove Rangers being promoted to the Championship. Unfortunately they got relegated so are now playing back in the same league as my team Falkirk.The ground has improved as they now have seated ends both at the home supporters and the away end.The plus points are the catering,the downside is the over the top security as you enter the ground and their presence throughout the game.Its a bit of a strange location as it's next to a farm.The aroma from the farm is a bit nauseaiating, but the good pies served from the caters helps combat the smellπŸ˜„
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a month ago
Watched Cove's first SPFL match. A wee bit of Scottish football history. Friendly fans, great atmosphere, nice fans' clubhouse. The guys I spoke to made you feel very welcome. Great food stall inside park. Lack of terracing around ground unfortunately. Hopefully the club will do well and afford this in the future. They'll do well in League 2. Result: Cove πŸ‘‹ Edinburgh City ✊
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4 years ago
Don't wear good trainers to the away end, it's an absolute bog! Wee container on the halfway line is class tho for a good travelling support like Morton
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4 months ago
Boys had a good session before our game on Sunday and was welcomed by Archie who I've known for many years, he was very welcoming. πŸ‘
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6 months ago
Smashing football ground. Only one stand which is quite small. Good catering and low entry prices. Parking at the ground limited but there is further parking nearby. Home and away fans can mix around the ground. A small merchandising outlet with a limited range of products. Wheelchair accessible and disabled toilets at the ground. A plastic pitch which looked in good condition. Cove Rangers moving up to The Scottish Championship so more stands and improved facilities will be required to cater for more away supporters visiting.
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a year ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Cove Rangers started planning to move from their old Allan Park ground in the mid-2000s, as this formed part of their unsuccessful pitch for Scottish Football League membership in 2008.[2] Initially, the move was tied in with the New Aberdeen Stadium proposals, as Calder Park would also have served as a training facility for Aberdeen FC.[3] Planning permission for this project was refused in August 2012, as Aberdeen City Council opted to examine other possibilities for development in the area.[4]

Cove Rangers then decided to press ahead with a new stadium by themselves,
[5] as Allan Park did not meet Scottish Football Association licensing criteria.[6] Aberdeen City Council accepted the first stages of planning permission for Calder Park in November 2014.[7] The new stadium was originally planned to be ready for the start of the 2016–17 season. Cove Rangers left Allan Park in April 2015, having sold the ground to a housing developer. The club reached agreements to ground-share with four other clubs during the 2015–16 season.[8]

The club submitted a planning application in March 2016.
[9] The plans included a stand with 312 seats, an "all-weather" 3G (artificial) pitch and 110 car parking spaces.[9] A sponsorship deal with the Aberdeen-based Balmoral Group in December 2016 included naming rights for the Calder Park ground, which will be known as the Balmoral Stadium.[10] Construction work was being undertaken in October 2017, with a target date for completion of February to March 2018.[11] Cove continued to ground-share during the 2017–18 season, with their Scottish Cup tie against Falkirk[12] and SPFL promotion playoff matches being played at Harlaw Park in Inverurie.[13]

Balmoral Stadium was officially opened in July 2018, with a friendly match between Cove Rangers and 
Aberdeen which had to be abandoned after Cove player Jordon Brown suffered a serious injury.[14]

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