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Almondvale Stadium
The Vale
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Scotland U17 football team playing Liechtenstein in 2007.
Location Livingston, Scotland
Opened 1995
Owner West Lothian Council
Surface Grass
Capacity 10,122
Tenants
Livingston Football Club

Coordinates: 55°53′10.20″N 3°31′22.34″W / 55.886167°N 3.5228722°W / 55.886167; -3.5228722 Almondvale Stadium is the home ground of Scottish Third Division team Livingston F.C. It has a capacity of 10,122.

The Stadium was constructed in 1995 as a joint venture between Meadowbank Thistle F.C. and the Livingston Development Corporation. Part of the deal involved the relocation of Meadowbank Thistle to the town and a name change to Livingston F.C. When the LDC was wound up, ownership of the Stadium was transferred to West Lothian Council.

The Stadium has previously officially been titled the City Stadium due to a sponsorship deal with the City group; it had also previously been called the West Lothian Courier Stadium. However since The club were taken over by the Lionheart Consortium, it reverted back to its original name, Almondvale Stadium.

It is hired by Livingston F.C. from West Lothian Council every year. As Livingston moved up the divisions into the top flight of Scottish Football, they expanded the stadium to meet Premier League standards.

Gretna F.C. played one match in the stadium, a 3–0 loss against champions Celtic , when their temporary home (Fir Park) had problems with its pitch.

Almondvale Stadium is located near the centre of the Town of Livingston, approx. 10 miles to the West of Edinburgh and 30 miles east of Glasgow. It is named along with the Almondvale shopping centre over the road after the area of the town in which it is situated.

Over the years it has also been chosen to host Scotland U21s, U19s, U17s and Ladies matches.

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Coordinates: 55°53′10.20″N, 3°31′22.34″W

Almondvale Stadium is a football stadium in Livingston, West Lothian. It is the home of Scottish First Division club Livingston F.C..

The stadium, which used to be called the "City Stadium" because of a deal with the City Group, was built in 1995. It had also previously been called the "West Lothian Courier Stadium". Since the club was taken over by the Lionheart Consortium, it was changed back to its original name, Almondvale Stadium.

It is hired by Livingston FC from West Lothian Council every year. As Livingston moved up the divisions into the top flight of Scottish Football, they expanded the stadium to meet Premier League standards.


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