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Although best known as the home of Scottish Football League side Airdrieonians, the Excelsior stadium also offers superb amenities in the form of a range of function suites and a brand new public football facility.
First, the stadium boasts state-of-the-art playing surfaces, meaning that the football pitches can be in use seven days per week, without fear of wearing them out. Stadium staff can readily accommodate full 11-a-side matches as well as regular small-sided games for professionals and amateurs, adults and under-age players alike, and these playing facilities are backed up by superb changing and showering amenities.
However, the excellent ‘behind the scenes’ facilities should really take the limelight. A variety of meeting rooms and dining suites offer support for functions with attendances from 20 to in excess of 200 people.
Built with flexibility in mind, the Excelsior Stadium provides a novel and striking backdrop for just about any business or social occasion. The suites have regularly hosted board meetings, training courses, business conferences and sales meetings for companies and organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors throughout North Lanarkshire. The facility has also provided a memorable and unique venue for birthday parties, communions, wedding receptions and all manner of functions and social occasions. Finally, each year, a schedule of Christmas Party events is drawn up, providing a great option for the perfect party venue.
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JOHNNY MARTIN DAY
Saturday, 20th September saw Airdrieonians Supporters' Trust run a 'Johnny Martin' Day at the stadium. The Diamonds' legend had kindly agreed to auction his 1992 Scottish Cup Runners-Up medal in order to raise funds for Ayrshire Hospice, where his former team-mate Sammy Conn had recently spent his final months. The auction was won by Excelsior Stadium, the Supporters Trust and Airdrie fan's team Internazioswally, with the intention of keeping the medal on permanent display at the stadium.
The day kicked off with Johnny meeting fans in the Rowan Suite before a special presentation to hand over the medal, and the fun continued at half-time when the big goalie performed his trademark swing on the bar before facing penalty kicks - most of which he saved! Not content with the £2000 raised from the sale of the medal, John then did the 'ice bucket challenge' on the pitch, before using the buckets to collect cash from the fans.
A fantastic sum of money was raised for the hospice, and everybody involved would like to thank Johnny for his involvement.