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1 hour ago, WSDR 88 said:

Hi BoD fans, can you kindly confirm what the Spain Park capacity is; 876 or 2,300? Conflicting numbers on the Web…

As I said in the Rovers page, it’s quite nice but very small. I would be astonished if you could fit more than 500-600 in. The stand holds around 100, then there’s just a narrow gap along the rest of the main stand side where maybe 75-100 could stand in total. I would guess you could perhaps squeeze 150 Max into each of the two covered standing areas and another 50 on that side. Aside from that, I can’t really see where you can stand. There’s nothing behind either goal, one end is literally 5 yards to a high fence then a steep embankment down to the River Dee. I suppose a few could maybe watch from behind the fence at the other end but no more than a couple of dozen. You’ve also got to factor in guests and officials from both sides so that leaves even fewer paying customers.

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16 minutes ago, Broken Algorithms said:

Ideally it'll get moved to Cove. There should be a relatively decent interest with it being the Scottish Cup. I think the last time we had a non league side in the Scottish Cup away from home.

2014/5 Linlithgow Rose A

2012/3 Deveronvale H

2007/8 Threave Rovers A

Before that I reckon your going back 30 odd years

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Ideally it'll get moved to Cove. There should be a relatively decent interest with it being the Scottish Cup. I think the last time we had a non league side in the Scottish Cup away from home.

Anywhere except Cove
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1 hour ago, Ginaro said:

Where are you seeing 2,300? This groundhopper's blog shows the 876 capacity: https://laurencereade.com/2021/08/26/the-bonny-banks/

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I was pretty much spot in with my estimations but there is absolutely no way almost 300 fans could fit/watch/get any kind of decent view from behind that goal. That area is essentially a continuation of the playing surface, flat astroturf with a building taking up a third of the space, there is a raised, sloped walkway at the rear of it but I don’t know if that would be considered as an area you can spectate from.

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1 minute ago, Raith_Raver said:

Occaisionally teams expecting a much bigger crowd than their normal capacity have erected temporary stands. Is that possible at Spain Park?

Don't think so, the boundaries are incredibly tight.

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I’m not completely convinced that we’d break the Spain Park capacity if shifting the game to Cove. From a financial point of view I suspect Banks O Dee may well be better off not handing rent over to Cove and disappointing a couple of hundred Rovers fans.

Not generally a fan of teams shifting matches. Would be a scramble for tickets but I hope we play it at their ground.

This could all be moot of course if the BBC decide to ruin our fun and televise it on a Monday night.

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Aye, I’m one that is only interested if it’s a new ground for me. Been to Cove and it is brutal for watching a game. The other 4 in my group are the same.

So it may be that the fans that would turn up for the game at Spain park will not necessarily all transfer over to a game at Cove. Big gamble then to move it!

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