Home of Hamilton Academical FC

Opened 2001

Capacity 6,018

Rating: 3.7

(438) Google Reviews

Secret place
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a year ago
Harder to find than I expected. They don't tell anyone about the free car park at the ground by the away end. View from the stands strange but not wrong. The stands are set quite a way back from the pitch. But my team won so I was happy.
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2 months ago
It was ok and they have a nice tidy park the head coach is Brian Rice he is a good coach and it's a good club
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a year ago
Function suite is a giod venue for I would say up to 100 oeoole. Nice,friendly staff
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7 months ago
The hospitality was outstanding. Thank u to Pauline and ladies.
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4 months ago

History (from Wikipedia)

The stadium is located in the north of Hamilton, close to the Burnbank and Whitehill residential areas and to Hamilton West railway station. Construction of the stadium was completed by Ballast Nedam in 2001; the initial intention was for its name to be The Ballast Stadium.[2][3]

The pitch was converted to artificial 
FieldTurf in 2004, the more durable surface allowing the club to hold training sessions and youth academy matches there without damaging the playing field for first team matches. After Hamilton was promoted to the Scottish Premier League in May 2008, the artificial surface had to be replaced by grass due to league rules, an alteration which owner Ronnie MacDonald claimed had cost £850,000 (including the installation of undersoil heating).[4] In addition to the turf replacement, a small temporary stand with a capacity of 500 was erected in March 2008 to bring the stadium's capacity up to the league requirement of 6,000 all seater.

At the beginning of season 2013–14, Hamilton returned to an artificial playing surface, this time produced by 
TigerTurf[5] with an installation cost of £400,000.[6] In June 2018, that surface was voted as the worst of 42 SPFL venues in a survey of the league's players.[7] The following day, the club made public their intention to install a new Greenfields surface in time for the 2018-19 season,[8] costing £750,000 and with the same specification as the SFA performance centre at Oriam.[9][10]

In July 2016 it was announced that as part of a £750,000 sponsorship deal, New Douglas Park would be renamed the 
SuperSeal Stadium after a deal was agreed with Glasgow-based home improvements company SuperSeal.[11] In July 2018 it became the Hope CBD Stadium following another sponsorship deal with a firm providing cannabidol products owned by the club's chief executive Colin McGowan.[12][13] In July 2019 it changed again to the Fountain of Youth Stadium in another sponsorship deal worth £750,000.[14]

During the 2013–14 season, 
Albion Rovers played Scottish Cup ties against Motherwell[15] and Rangers[16] at the stadium.

Things to do nearby.

Peter Equi & Sons.

17 Reviews
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Behind a retail park, tucked in amoungst the maze that is Hamilton's one way system is not where I would expect to find a gem of an ice cream place. But... Read More

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Been coming here since they put sparklers on Sundaes. I still have my badges from the 80s when they won (yet another) trophy for their amazing ice... Read More

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After hearing from my wife how amazing this place is, it was a bit underwhelming. Standard chip shop fare, over-priced (£5.95 for a kids sausage and chips!)... Read More

Toby Carvery.

6 Reviews
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Twice now Ive found myself at the Toby Carvery. What is a carvery my American friends may ask? Well, a similar concept as a buffet but your protein is not... Read More

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4 stars due to small annoyance when turn up and their is a huge tour group of foreigners that take forever due to no English and being very loud. Food is... Read More

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Fine dining this is not. However, we had a lovely, if rather speedy, roast lunch here on Easter Monday. Puff is not blessed with patience when it comes to... Read More