Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Portland Park Troon

Portland Park (Cap.2,000) Troon
 Home Of Troon Juniors FC
Pictures Taken Friday April 1st 2016
Troon Football Club (also known as The Seasiders or The Seagulls) are a Scottish football team based in Ayrshire. They compete in the West of Scotland Super League Premier Division.
Formed in 1946, they are based at Portland Park in the town of Troon in Ayrshire. The ground has a current capacity of 2,000 and is standing room only. The club's colours have been blue and black vertical stripes since the late 1970s, although previous Troon teams from the pre-war period played in plain blue.
Despite Troon being synonymous with golf, there are quite indisputable records to the effect that local football has a history which began approximately three years before the golf course at the end of the South Beach was ever considered.
Troon play their home games at Portland Park in Troon, a ground they have called home since their formation ahead of the 1946–47 season. The stadium has a capacity of 2,000 (200 covered), and is largely terracing.
Portland Park is famous for one big claim to fame - it is the only park in Scotland which both Pelé and Eusébio have graced (and Johan Cruyff is also alleged to have played here as well).
From Wikipedia