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"Good Scottish Junior club's ground"

has rated Carmuirs Park 3.5 out of 5.

davidapattison-67's review of Carmuirs Park

Carmuirs Park is home to one of the East Region's leading junior football clubs, and furthermore is an element of maintained Camelon's separate identity within the larger community of Falkirk.
The ground can be difficult to find if travelling by public transport, but it is worth the effort as the character of the stadium reflects the more prosperous days of junior football in the 60's and 70's. Although it could benefit from a bit of sprucing up to reflect the status of the club in East Region junior circles. It is a wee bit surprising that a better atmosphere isn't generated given how enclosed the main spectating areas are, and how they are to the playing area.

Location

The ground is c.10 minute walk up Glenfuirs Road from the A9 where there are frequent bus services out of Falkirk town centre, and is also c.10minutes walk from Camelon rail station. The actual location is across the canal bridge and Carmuirs Park is sandwiched between the canal and a housing estate. there is a car park at the ground but this can fill up rapidly on big match days and visitors have to resort to street parking although this is not too difficult along the canal side road.

View

There are no seated areas for spectators.
the concrete terracing along most of one touchline provides a covered enclosure, whilst the opposite, club house, side of the pitch has a relatively small covered terracing above the dug outs.
The area behind one goal is terraced and the other is an open grass covered banking.
overall the view of the playing area is good although there are one or two spots where the support pillars for the enclosure roofs could restrict the view. On most match days this is seldom a problem however.

Facilities

Toilets are O.K.

Food & Drink

Kiosk extension of the club house serves the usual range of ho9t and cold snacks, pies and drinks at reasonable prices.

Police & Stewards

None present at the match I attended

Atmosphere

The spectating area is close to the playing pitch and apart from the areas behind each goal mouth is relatively narrow so that spectators are close to the action.

I attended a Scottish Junior Cup Semi Final between Camelon and Glenafton, one of Ayrshire's better supported junior clubs and they brought a fair number of supporters through to this match. Even though it was a closely fought encounter the atmosphere was disappointing considering how close the spectators were to the pitch - possibly the large open areas behind the goals where there were few spectators contributed to this.

the local supporters were friendly and helpful.

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Ratings for Carmuirs Park

ApsectRating
LocationAspect 1 rating: 3.0 stars
ViewAspect 2 rating: 3.5 stars
FacilitiesAspect 3 rating: 2.5 stars
Food & DrinkAspect 4 rating: 3.5 stars
Police & StewardsN/A
AtmosphereAspect 6 rating: 3.0 stars
OverallOverall rating: 0.0 stars

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2.5 stars
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3.0 stars
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