Ground InformationGround Nick NameOpened 1998Capacity 10,101 (all seated) seatsRecord AttedancePitch Size: 115 × 75 ydsPitch Type Artificial 3GHeating Yes
The Excelsior Stadium is a football stadium in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is the home ground of Airdrieonians F.C. of the Scottish Professional Football League. It is an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 10,101.
The stadium was opened in 1998 by the original Airdrieonians F.C., who were returning to Airdrie four years after leaving their previous ground, Broomfield Park. The name of the stadium derives from Airdrieonians' original name, the club having been founded as Excelsior F.C. in 1878. Originally known as the Shyberry Excelsior Stadium for sponsorship reasons, the stadium is also sometimes unofficially referred to New Broomfield, after the former Airdrie ground. Following the liquidation of the original Airdrieonians in 2002, the Excelsior Stadium became home to the new Airdrie United F.C.; they subsequently revived the Airdrieonians name.
In addition to Airdrie, the Excelsior Stadium has hosted a number of other teams. Glasgow City of the Scottish Women's Premier League used it as their main home ground from between 2014 and 2017. Queen's Park temporarily shared the ground from 2013 to 2014. Glasgow City have played home games at the ground on a regular basis since 2014, and previous to that for matches in European competition. Both Queen of the South (in 2008) and Motherwell (in 2009) have used the ground for European fixtures. It has also hosted the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup twice.
TRAVELLING BY CAR
Leave the M8 at Junction 6, the Newhouse Junction and take the A73 towards Cumbernauld. After two miles turn right into Petersburn Road (B8058) and you will see the ground over on the left. Car parking is available at the ground, and limited free parking is available on the surrounding streets.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
The closest station to the ground is Drumgelloch which is just over a mile away, whilst Airdrie station is around 1.5 miles away. Both stations are served by Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh.
From Drumgelloch station, proceed up to the top of Station Road and turn left into Towers Road. At the top of Towers Road turn left onto Forrest Street (A89). Go straight along Forrest Street until you reach another roundabout which is the junction with the A73. Turn left onto the A73 Carlisle Road and the ground is down this road on the left.
As you come out of the main entrance at Airdrie station, turn left along Broomknoll Street, proceeding under the railway bridge. At the roundabout turn right and go along the A89. At the next roundabout turn left, still proceeding along the A89 and then at the next roundabout turn right onto Graham Street (still the A89). After around half a mile you will reach another roundabout which is the junction with the A73, turn right onto the A73 Carlisle Road and the ground is down this road on the left. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank at Airdrie station. The 201 bus passes the stadium, and can be caught at nearby Broomknoll Street.
Visiting fans are typically seated in the south end of the Jack Dalziel stand, although larger visiting supports may be situated in the Osprey Global East Stand. Away fans travelling by car should use the car park accessed from Petersburn Road.
Away fans prices:
- Adult: £16
- Concession: £10
- Child (under 16): £7
- Parent & Child: £20