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Report - Firs Park (former home of East Stirlingshire F.C.) July 2011

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by kebab1701, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. kebab1701

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    This is a place i've been really interested in visiting for a while, ever since it closed in 2008 it was rumoured that the stadium was still used for admin purposes but after a recent tip off we were told it hasn't been used for admin in a while so me, HorZaIX and a non-member decided to pay a visit. The three of us had actually went to a football match here the season it closed down so it was interesting to see how the stadium had changed over the time since.

    Firs Park was home to East Stirlingshire F.C. between 1921 and 2008. It was closed as the pitch was too small and didn't meet the new SFA requirements with the costs involved to bring it up to standard too expensive for the club.

    The stadium had an official capacity of 1800 (200 seated) but had a record attendance of 12,000 at it's peak against Partick Thistle in 1921. The site is planned to be sold off for development and as it is next to a large shopping site this will no doubt be turned into a large shopping venue itself.

    As always the pictures are stills from a video I made which can be seen here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f-27LwJEBA

    The club crest at the top of the main stand.
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    The main stand.
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    The old sound system.
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    The seats that remain in the stand.
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    The pitch would need alot of work with this grass cutter.
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    The dug out.
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    The local neds had clearly been in and started to vandalise the place with the stand taking some fire damage.
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    The terracing opposite the main stand.
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    The overgrown grass facing one of the goals.
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    Some interesting old documents remained.
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    The old turnstiles.
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    An old Mitre ball.
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    View of the main stand from the end terracing.
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    Remains of the opposite terracing.
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    An old shirt with the club crest.
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    Overall it was an interesting explore and it's just unfortunate that the neds / chavs have got to it and began it's ultimate destruction as per usual.
     

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