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    History and Description

    Key Facts

    Club: Brechin City FC
    Opened: 1919
    Capacity: 3,960 seats
    Pitch Size: 110 x 67 yards
    Heating: Yes


    Official Website: http://www.brechincity.com
    Telephone: 01356 622 856

    Glebe Park is a football stadium in Brechin, Scotland, which is the home ground of Brechin City.

    Glebe Park opened in 1919. The ground had just one portable stand, which had been used at the Perth agricultural show. Brechin City joined the Scottish Football League in 1929, when a pavilion was added and the Cemetery End terrace was covered. The biggest ever attendance was 8,123, against Aberdeen in a Scottish Cup tie played on 3 February 1973. This attendance was greater than the population of Brechin. Floodlights were installed and used for the first time in 1977, in a match against Hibernian.

    The old stand was replaced by a new Main Stand, with 290 seats, in 1981. Sponsorship by the Stewart Milne group and a Football Trust grant of £210,000 financed the construction of a 1,228 seat stand at the Trinity Road end of the ground. This stand had double the capacity of Brechin City's average attendance, which attracted criticism from non-league clubs in England, who believed that the Football Trust should fund their developments instead.

    Unusually, the largest stand in the ground was built behind the goal, rather than the side opposite the Main Stand. This was because that side is constrained by a terrace and the Glebe Park hedge, which runs past more than half of the pitch. The hedge was threatened in 2009 because Glebe Park's pitch dimensions were too small for it to meet UEFA requirements, at just 67 yards wide. A fine was suspended by the SFA because Brechin City carried out some work to resolve the problem. There is a small training pitch behind the hedge.

    Glebe Park has also been used for the reserve team matches of Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen.

    Getting There

    From the the A90 take the B966 towards Brechin (if coming from the South, ignore the first Brechin turn off on the A90, the A935, and continue Northwards). Continue along the B966 and you will come to the ground on your left. The entrance is quite small between some houses and is indicated by a small Glebe Park sign. There is a small free car park at the ground which holds around fifty vehicles, otherwise street parking.

    There is no railway station in Brechin itself. The nearest station is in Montrose which is eight miles away. You can either then take a taxi to the ground, or catch a bus to Brechin. John Aitken from the Wanderers Way Annual adds; 'From Montrose take the Number 30 Stagecoach from Lower Hall Street which is a two minute walk from Montrose Railway station to Trinity Road Brechin'.

    Venue Address: Trinity Road, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6BJ, United Kingdom items


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