Falkirk to be home to Queen’s Park for rest of season

Queen’s Park are relocating to the Falkirk Stadium for the remainder of the current League Two season after bidding farewell to Glasgow’s Hampden Park last weekend.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 1:57 pm
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 2:09 pm
The Falkirk Stadium, pictured hosting last Saturday's League One match between the Bairns and Montrose, is now about to be home to Queen's Park too (Picture Michael Gillen)

The Glaswegians had been planning to share League One outfit Clyde’s Broadwood Stadium ground in Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire but have now changed their minds and opted to play their home fixtures at Falkirk’s ground instead, with nearby Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Park as a back-up if needed.

Spiders president David Hunter said: “After making a final assessment, the Falkirk Stadium looks to offer a more flexible solution, one that is more adaptable to cope with any disruption to the fixture schedule which may arise.

“Should, for any reason, the Falkirk Stadium not be available to us, the club have secured agreement to utilise Ochilview Park.

“The club would like to thank the Scottish Professional Football League, Falkirk and Stenhousemuir for their help and support in finalising these arrangements.”

Queen’s Park’s first home fixture in Falkirk will be against Stirling Albion on Saturday, April 3.

Falkirk are away in Glasgow that day playing Celtic in the Scottish Cup’s third round.

Queen’s Park look set to move up to League One at the end of this season, being five points clear at the top of League Two with 26 points from 10 games, five places and 11 points above prospective co-hosts Stenhousemuir and only one place in the SPFL ladder behind the team they had been planning to share a ground with, Clyde, currently bottom of League One with nine points from as many games.