Stadium has become a great community asset

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If you’re not a regular visitor, it is easy to forget what a fantastic asset The Falkirk Stadium is.

Yes, there was a lot of controversy when it was being built, but, just like the Scottish Parliament, now that it’s in place it’s become something of an iconic structure.

Most of my visits have been for the 90 minutes of a football match or for a meeting with council officials based there, but on Saturday I enjoyed a more lengthy stay.

Having secured a Falkirk FC hospitality package at the charity auction held during the recent Face of Falkirk final, my party and I arrived well ahead of kick-off for match against Hamilton.

Even then the stadium was a hive of activity with dozens of kids and their parents milling around having obviously just finished a training session.

In the lead-up to the game, we were served a delicious meal and enjoyed a few drinks before heading out to take in the match.

Such was the age of some of the Falkirk players, you could have been forgiven for thinking they had come straight from the aforementioned training session, but in the end everyone left happy after two late goals secured a much-needed win.