Ground InformationGround Nick NameOpened 1888Capacity 6,777 (739 seated) seatsRecord AttedancePitch Size: 115 x 69 yardsPitch Type Artificial 3GHeating No
Station Park is a football ground in Forfar, Angus, Scotland. It is home to Scottish Professional Football League side Forfar Athletic and to Forfar Farmington of the Scottish Women's Premier League.
Station Park is one of a number of old fashioned football grounds left in the Scottish League. It has a capacity of 6,777 although this has previously been much higher. The record crowd being 10,780 against Rangers in 1970. The total has been reduced for safety reasons.
The ground allows access to all four sides of the pitch. There is one large terrace behind the goal at the western end of the ground. Called the "mert end" because a cattle market is just over the wall this area is reserved for visiting supporters when occasion and numbers demand separation of fans. A seated grandstand, opened in 1959, is on the north side of the pitch. There is a covered terrace on the south side of the ground and further, uncovered, terracing to the east and in front of the stand and the main catering concession. Catering at the ground includes the local speciality, Forfar bridies and the more usual pie. There are plans to rebuild the main stand in a more modern style with improved facilities.
The ground, as the name suggests, was once close to the town's railway station, situated on the Caledonian Railway's main line from Aberdeen to Glasgow and London, but this station was closed in 1968 as part of the Beeching cuts. Station Park is now one of the furthest Scottish League grounds from a railway station (Peterhead's Balmoor ground is further). The nearest train stations to Forfar are Dundee and Arbroath, both of which are approximately 14 miles away. As a result, Station Park is best reached by road.
Train to Dundee then 20 or 20A service to Forfar (via Kirriemuir services passed end of Station Park road - get off at County Buildings).
Otherwise get off down the town centre and walk towards the north end of Castle Street. Take a right up the side road round the back of Tescos until you reach the Caledonian Bar, cross the road and follow it to Station Park!
20A, 20 from Dundee Bus Station
Forfar sits on the main A90 route to Aberdeen.
From the North
Take the first turning for Forfar, continue down that road for approx 1 mile, Station Park is visible on the left. Continue into Forfar and take the first left, Station Park is the second turning on the left.
However, parking beside the ground is very restricted and supporters are advised to take the first left instead and park at a place called "The Market Muir" and walk to the ground.
From the South
The ground is located right on the outskirts of town. In fact the Main Stand, backs onto fields.
From the A90 take the A926 towards Forfar (which the THIRD turn off you will see for Forfar) at the Kirriemuir Junction flyover. At the next mini-roundabout turn right into Brechin Road, then turn left at the next mini roundabout into Market Street and then 2nd left into Carseview Road for the ground. There is only limited parking available at the ground, otherwise there is the nearby Muir Street car park which is a first left, or street parking.