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Opened 1890

Capacity 3,746

Rating: 4.1

(140) Google Reviews

I was looking forward to a cup of home made soup but there was none on offer. I did manage to get an excellent steak and gravy pie and a cup of bovril though. A synthetic pitch here which was in good condition although I prefer a grass playing surface. Limited parking nearby. Wheelchair accessible.
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a month ago
Decent wee place, love the old fashioned terraces... Plastic pitch makes it lose a star,, pie half decent.. Portaloo toilets really bad
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5 months ago
A bit on the small side really but there is a decent stand on one side The Norway Stand (Main Stand) its all seated covered stand that runs half the length of the pitch and straddles the half way line.Apart from the Main Stand only one side of the ground is used for spectators this stand is the Tryst Road end in 2004/05 a roof was installed and constructed by club volunteers.
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2 years ago
Nice small ground easy access and very good pies and coffee 👍
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2 months ago
Good set-up for community football
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a month ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Stenhousemuir F.C. was founded in 1884 following the breakaway from a local team called Heather Rangers. The club played at two other grounds, Tryst Park and Goschen Park, before moving to Ochilview in 1890.[3] The name Ochilview derives from the nearby Ochil Hills which are visible from the stadium.[4] In 1928 a new main stand was constructed with bench seating for 310 spectators. It was built to replace the previous stand which was gutted by a fire on 2nd April that year. Club folklore has it that during the build it was discovered late into the project that the architect had omitted plans for access to the seating area which had to be quickly rectified;[3] two external staircases were added later.

Ochilview Park recorded its largest official attendance on 11 March 1950, when 12,525 spectators attended the club's 
Scottish Cup quarter-final tie against East Fife. A year later, Ochilview wrote itself into Scottish football history when it was the venue of the first ever floodlit match in Scotland, during a friendly against Hibernian on 7 November 1951.[3][5]

In 1994, Stenhousemuir were considering relocation, having provisionally agreed to sell Ochilview to the Safeways supermarket chain for £2.5 million. The scheme, however, was frustrated by planning regulations, and instead it was decided to upgrade the existing stadium.

At the end of season 1994–95, the covered terracing on the south side of Ochilview was removed to make way for a new 626 seater main stand. The new stand, which opened in season 1996–97, was subsequently named as the Norway Stand due to a sponsorship deal with Stenhousemuir's 
Norwegian supporters' club. It is now the only seated accommodation available at the ground, as the old main stand opposite had to be demolished in April 1999 after being refused a safety certificate. The north side of the ground is now largely used for car-parking.[3]

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Falkirk Wheel.

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