Fir Park (Motherwell)

I’ll keep this brief because, let’s be honest, it’s Boxing Day. You must have better things to do than look at photographs a man has taken in the dark of Motherwell’s ground.
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On second thoughts, maybe not. But I certainly bloody do. I visited Fir Park late at night with Lee Kyle and it’s easy to both love and hate. It’s easy to find and there are a few quirks about it. But it’s also hard to navigate and poorly lit at night.
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You can only really access two sides of the stadium at a time. The third is done by trespassing into a nearby school that has the Alan Partridge-esque warning that there are blind children about (“deaf kids – so does that mean there will or won’t be noise?”) So bonus scores for randomly reminding us of that.
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Other points are awarded for it looking like a proper football ground. Old school turnstiles, loads of brickwork plus massive amounts of steel also on show. Plus daft signs.
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The downsides are only really thateing all sides of the ground will be a slog that involves driving further than you should have to. That and how poorly lit it is means a night time visit is hard to really recommend.
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But in the spirit of Yuletide I’m going to suggest it’s worth a trip anyway and get back to eating chocolate out of a tin. Hope your Christmas is going well, and I’ll be back with some exciting news next week.
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