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Indoor Football

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:39 pm
by Boris57
Yesterday afternoon the East of Scotland FA's Football Nation Qualifying Cup final was played at the Oriam at Riccarton - Lowland League Spartans beat East of Scotland League Lothian Thistle HV 2-1. I'm pretty sure this will have been the first men's Senior (1st team) football final played indoors - possibly even first men's Senior (1st team) game played indoors full stop (not counting the fact that Hibs Development League side play most of their "home" fixtures there).

Re: Indoor Football

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:28 pm
by bluedragon
In the Junior world the first Junior Cup tie played indoors was Blantyre Victoria v Broughty Athletic in 2011. The tie had been postponed several times and so they played indoors at Ravenscraig.

Re: Indoor Football

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:00 pm
by HibeeJibee
AFAIA it was the first competitive senior match - and therefore senior cup final - played indoors. There have been a number of U20 games, youth internationals and so on played at Oriam since it opened last year, plus as noted a couple of Junior games were played at Ravenscraig (and also at Toryglen?) a few years ago. No doubt numerous friendlies have been played at Toryglen, Ravenscraig, Aberdeen Sports Village - which has no spectator seating - and Oriam since they respectively opened.