Monday, 4 November 2013

Queen Of The South U19 v Celtic U19

SPFL Under 19 League
Queen Of The South 1 Celtic 1
Palmerston Park Dumfries

Sunday November 3rd 2013 2.30pm Kick Off 
Attendance 143 (Capacity 7,620)
Weather Sunny And Dry +13
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The Stadium

Of the 7,620 capacity, there are 3,509 seats. Up until the late 1990s the stadium had a capacity of 8,352. The Terregles Street end terracing was given a safety certificate and reopened in September 2013 with a standing capacity of 898. [6]
There are approximately 2,200 seats in the all seated East Stand. This stand was sponsored for the 2012-13 season and was known as the Galloway News Stand. For the 2013-14 season the stand was sponsored again and is known as the Rosefield Salvage Stand.
Opposite this is the main stand, built in 1965, which has approximately 1,300 seats. The main stand is a small, classic looking covered stand, where the seating area is raised. There are standing terraces for fans to the left and in front of this stand. For the 2013-14 season the main stand is now sponsored and is known as the Gates Power Stand.
The Portland Drive Terrace is a traditional standing area, reminiscent of all British football grounds prior to theHillsborough disaster. The terrace is notable for the clock face mounted on an advert in the centre of the roof. It is also now the largest area of covered terracing in Scotland.
The grass playing surface was widely recognised for its good condition. Iain McChesney described the surface as simply a, 'Good park'. Jocky Dempster later said in an interview that among his reasons for signing for Queens was, "I liked the park at Queens. As you know it’s a good park, a good surface." Crawford Boyd said, "It was a lovely park, it was a treat to play on that park, a lovely playing surface." Ted McMinn commented, "Palmerston was like a bowling green, you knew when you went to kick the ball you wouldn’t get a bobble.From Wikipedia