13. 3G Arena

13. 3G Arena

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The Stadium, locally referred to as the 3G Arena, was designed by the architect Peter Womersley with Ove Arup engineers. The stand is noted as an outstanding example of “Late Modernist Formalism” in Scotland. The cantilevered canopy projects over the raised seating area and the ground floor of the building houses changing rooms and a club room.

Peter Womersley was also responsible for a number of other important buildings in the central Borders, including both the house and studio for Bernat Klein, the textile designer, at High Sunderland and his own house and studio in Gattonside.

In 2021, a major repair and restoration project of the stand started for the football club, who still regularly play on the adjacent pitch.

This building is Category A listed.

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Key Information

Date built:

1963-1965

Look up at:

The inset lights in the stadium roof and the “umbrella” roofs over the turnstile entrances.

Building open to the public:

The stadium is open to the public during games.

More Information

The best way to see the building is to walk around it, along Tweed Road.

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This location is accessible to anyone with mobility issues.
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