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East End Park

A football ground on Halbeath Road in Dunfermline (Fife), East End Park is located a mile (1.4 km) east northeast of the town centre. It has been home to Dunfermline Athletic Football Club since 1885. There are four stands arranged on each side of the pitch; the South or Main Stand (opened in 1962 by Mrs Jean Mackie, Provost of Dunfermline), Norrie McCathie Stand (1998), East Stand (1998) and North Stand, which was upgraded in 1997. The Main Stand includes offices, player changing rooms, together with a restaurant, bar and function suites, which are available for conferences, corporate hospitality, weddings and other events.

Dunfermline Athletic Football Club formed in 1885 and immediately based themselves at East End Park, although just to the west of the current ground. A new ground was laid out in the early 1920s, but financial circumstances meant that it was shared with a greyhound-racing track in the 1930s. In 1935, the eastern terrace was improved using wood salvaged from the ocean liner RMS Mauretania, which was being broken up at the Rosyth. During World War II British and Polish army units were stationed here. The club reached the pinnacle of its success in the 1960s under the management of Jock Stein (1922-85) and Irishman Willie Cunningham. Alex Ferguson was a player at Dunfermline between 1964-67. The Club won the Scottish Cup in 1961 and 1968. The record attendance was 27,816 when Dunfermline played Celtic on 30th April 1968. In the late 1990s, the stadium was converted to become all-seated with the capacity reduced to 11,380. Under-pitch heating was installed in 2001. During the 1990s and 2000s, Dunfermline has fallen in and out of the Scottish Premier League.


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