Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Winton Park Ardrossan

Winton Park (Cap. 3,000) Ardrossan
 Home Of Ardrossan Winton Rovers FC
Pictures Taken Sunday 7th June 2015

Ardrossan Winton Rovers Football Club are a Scottish football club from Ardrossan in North Ayrshire. Formed in 1900 as a Juvenile club before joining the Junior ranks in 1903 they are based at Winton Park and are nicknamed "The Winton". The club colours are Black and White - and until recently they wore hoops although stripes have also been used as well. The change colour is normally red and white. They compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association. They won the Ayrshire District League in 2014 - 2015 and were promoted to the SJFA Super League First Division for the 2015 - 2016 season. One of their ex-players, Bobby Watson, went on to play professionally for Rangers and later semi-professionally for Fleetwood Town and Blackpool.
Winton Park has been the home of Winton Rovers for most of their existence and was bought from Lord Eglinton in 1923 for £160. The park originally ran in an East West direction, the park was turned to its current North South direction prior to Bells Nursery selling a strip of land to them for £50. The grandstand was built around 1956.
The pitch is approx 110 yards long by 66 wide and the ground capacity is approx 3000. There are four separate areas of covered terracing and the stand seats approximately 100 people. There are also floodlights but these are not used for matches. On match days there is the opportunity to get sustenance and a regular match programme is also produced.