The new £1.8 million 1,840-seater stand which was built at the unreserved end of the ground and replaced the 'shed' was opened in late 2008 and was named 'The MET Steel Stand' after Portadown's long serving sponsors. At the same time the pitch was moved closer to the chalet end of the stadium allowing supporters from every angle to have a better view of the football. In early February 2009 the old floodlights which had four placed at either side of the pitch were replaced with new 800Lux. floodlights at each corner of the pitch. In the future the club plan to demolish the old grandstand and build a new stand similar to that of 'The MET Steel Stand' at the other side of the pitch, also it is planned that the pitch will be hightend and a new pitch laid because at the present minute there is a slope in the pitch. There is also plans for a large training pitch to be positioned at the undeveloped end of the ground.
Due to the extensive redevelopment of the stadium, the IFA has recognised that Shamrock Park is a venue which can be used for underage Northern Ireland matches such as under 21 and under 19. Shamrock Park was... Read More