Home of Falkirk FC

Opened 2004

Capacity 7,937

Rating: 4.3

(349) Google Reviews

Small stadium. Located near Kelpsies art installation. Sizeable car park.
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a year ago
Nice ground with great views of the park and play. Car parking is very good with plenty of space to park on match day,I'd advise to go early for a space if the big 2 are in town maybe in a cup draw. Pies and bovril were fairly priced for League 1 team , All in all a good day out which will be better when they complete this stadium as at present it only 3 sides completed . #scottishcupsemifinal 2023
Always a great day at the football, pie and a bovril! Now, if only we could win each match!
Loved it. Great supporters and Falkirk won. What more do you need. BTW very clean stadium. Only disappointment is snack bar. Not much choice and a bit expensive but no different than every other ground in Scotland.........
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a year ago

History (from Wikipedia)

Work began on building the stadium in 2003[3] after Brockville Park, the club's town centre home since 1885, was sold and demolished.[4]

The project of building the stadium was a partnership between Falkirk Football Club and 
Falkirk Council who set up the Falkirk Community Stadium Ltd which provided the funds to construct and run the stadium.[5] Falkirk Council estimated £6.1 million would be required for the first stage of the Community Stadium build and would contribute £3.1 million initially. The sale of Brockville Park amounted to £9 million pounds for the club, of which £2.8 million went towards the build, whilst £200,000 came from sportscotland.

The first stage of the stadium was completed in time for the 
2004–05 football season and Falkirk moved in after spending the previous year ground-sharing with local rivals, Stenhousemuir at their Ochilview Park home.

Falkirk's first ever game at the stadium was a friendly in July 2004 against 
Dundee resulting in a 2–1 defeat.[6] A month later the first league game was hosted in the stadium with visitors Hamilton Academical drawing 1–1.[7]

In October 2004 construction work commenced for the building of a second stand to the north of the pitch.
[7] The stand has a capacity of 2,000. After completion, the £1.58m[8] facility would bring the stadium's capacity to over the Scottish Premier League's 6,000 seating criteria meaning Falkirk would be allowed automatic promotion[9] from the First Division. The stand received its safety certificate in late March 2005, shortly before the SPL's deadline for a stadium which met the seating criteria.[9] By May of the same year the north stand was fully completed.[10]

Construction of the south stand began in December 2008 by contractors Ogilvie.
[11] A £2m pledge from Sandy Alexander, founder of Schuh and Falkirk supporter, helped fund the project.[11] The south stand has a capacity of around 2,000 and is identical in appearance to the north stand of the stadium.[12] It was officially opened in August 2009 in a friendly game against Royal Antwerp FC of Belgium.[13] This brought the capacity of the stadium to around 8,000 people without the inclusion of the temporary east stand.

joint venture that was set up between Falkirk F.C. and Falkirk Council, ended in 2009, just a few months before the opening of the south stand. The football club took full control of the facilities such as the pitch, seats, under-soil heating and floodlights,[5] whilst the council retained most of the development rights for the site and manages and receives rent from businesses set up the stadium's main west stand.[5]

An artificial playing surface was installed at the stadium in June 2013.
[14] In 2016 Lowland Football League side Stirling University F.C. started playing their home matches at the ground, having moved from Stirling Albion's Forthbank Stadium.

Falkirk Stadium is situated opposite the fire station.

In April 2018 it was announced that 
East Stirlingshire would begin playing their home matches at the Falkirk Stadium from the start of the 2018–19 season.[15] The club had previously played in the centre of Falkirk at Firs Park until 2008, before spending a decade ground-sharing with Stenhousemuir at Ochilview Park.

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Falkirk Wheel.

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Good pub food. The soup tasted really nice, home made and the warm soda bread with it was perfect. The onion rings were huge and super crunchy, just... Read More

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I've been here quite a few times whenever we're in Scotland. I'm not quite sure if this places turn into a night life scene after hours. We've been for... Read More

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Ok, first things first, this place always seems to be packed when I visit. If you want a table, better be on the safe side and book it. The business... Read More