Author: Broomhill FC

Travelling Supporter Information: Queen of the South

Queen of the South have asked us to issue the following information for our legions of travelling supporters heading to Palmerston Park on Sunday 5th September for our SPFL Trust Trophy Second Round tie.

Turnstile numbers for visiting fans, section of the ground

BDS Digital (East) Stand section 5 (left hand side) has been set aside for away supporters.
Turnstiles 1 and 2 will be in use in the BDS Stand. Please do not use turnstiles 16 and 17 for
BDS Stand. Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 12.45 hrs to ease congestion at the
turnstiles.

Shared catering outlets and toilets will be available for use.

Pre-match refreshment is available in the Arena before kick-off.

Tickets, location of sales & entry cost

Entry is by ticket only. The Arena ticket office is open from 11.30hrs and the BDS Stand ticket office open from 12:00hrs. Please note that the BDS Stand ticket office is CASH ONLY. Spectators are requested to bring the correct ticket money with them. This will ease pressure on the ticket office.

Ticket prices

Tickets have been priced at £10 for Adults, £5 for OAP’s Students, 16-21 year olds, under 16’s and all Accessible tickets (price includes one carer). Pre-school children will be free. 

Car Parking/Bus Parking and any on-street restrictions

It is suggested that buses/minibuses drop off their passengers in Terregles St/King Street and thereafter park on College Mains road just off the roundabout with the A76 on the town bypass (adjacent to Curry’s/PC World, as the other side at Aldi is the access road to the ambulance depot and is extremely busy). Pick up should be the same location as drop off. Supporters buses including minibuses will not be allowed to park in the Arena car
park.

Car parking is available in the Arena car park.

Any local roadworks etc. that may cause delays: There are no ongoing roadworks currently around Dumfries that may affect travel times to Palmerston Park. Fans should check the Traffic Scotland website at http://trafficscotland.org/index.aspx for confirmation of any delays.

Disabled access 

Wheelchair access for away supporters is on the north side of BDS Digital stand. There is a
layby on King Street for vehicles to drop their passengers for flat access to the ground.

Disabled parking is available on the north side of the BDS Digital Stand or at the Arena car
park. The cost of entry of 1 personal assistant is included in the price of the accessible ticket.

Specific advice for away fans in respect of condition of entry e.g. searching policy,
unacceptable behaviour?

QOS have adopted a robust and thorough search policy for spectators entering the ground to ensure that ground rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, especially in relation to pyrotechnic devices and controlled containers.

All bags will be searched and spectators presenting themselves for entry may also be subject to search. Spectators who refuse to be searched by stewards will be denied entry to the ground.

Palmerston Park is a non-smoking venue, this includes e cigarettes and other such devices. Stewards are empowered to eject spectators who disobey these rules. No persons will be admitted to the ground who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol.

All spectators are required to abide by our acceptable behavior policy. Queen of the South FC look forward to hosting you at Palmerston and wish you a safe and enjoyable journey to and from our stadium. Further information can be accessed via our website www.qosfc.com and social media.

David Gormley Becomes Broomhill Manager

We are delighted to announce that David Gormley has agreed a deal to become manager of Broomhill Football Club ahead of the opening fixture of the 2021/22 season.

As manager of Rossvale FC, David made a promising start to last season before it was curtailed by Covid and we look forward to him being able to take the next steps in his managerial career at the Indodrill Stadium. Of course we would like to take this opportunity to thank Rossvale for their help in making this deal happen.

As a striker at the likes of Ayr United, Alloa Athletic and Clyde, David brings a significant amount of SPFL experience along with a strong grounding in the non-league game in Scotland following spells with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Auchinleck Talbot and Pollok.

Board Statement: Managerial Position at Broomhill FC

Broomhill FC have decided that we will not be beginning the current Lowland League season with the current management team in place.

Although we had originally planned to rebuild under the direction of Martin Hardie in his first managerial role, it became clear that it was not going to work out for both parties and made the decision to part ways. We thank Martin and his team for their work.

We will announce a new managerial appointment soon who will be in a position to reconstruct the squad ahead of a consolidating season in the Scottish Lowland League.

George Ross
Chairperson
Broomhill Football Club