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Opened 2018

Capacity 2,602

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Balmoral Stadium
57.1128,-2.097

Rating: 4.4

(77) Google Reviews

On the small side but a decent set up none the less and a smart stand on one side the home of Cove Rangers since 2018
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4 months ago
Great facility,love how they let boys clubs use it as well.
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4 months ago
Great Stadium Fantastic Set up for both Players and Fans.
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5 months ago
Best club in the North East ..Mon eh Cove
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5 months ago
Great local club in the North East
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3 months ago

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]