The stadium has hosted the 2012 and the 2013 Challenge Cup finals. On 27 May 2012, the stadium hosted the 2012 Scottish Junior Cup Final.
Over the years it has additionally been chosen to host Scotland under-21, under-19, under-17 and girls’s matches.
In 2013, Albion Rovers performed their cup tie towards Rangers at Almondvale in entrance of a crowd of 5,345.
In 2008, Gretna performed one match within the stadium, a 3–0 loss towards Celtic, when their momentary residence (Fir Park) had issues with its pitch.
Almondvale is a 9,521 capability all-seater floor. It has 4 stands that are all roughly of the identical top and two corners of the bottom are stuffed with coated seating. There is an open nook on one facet of the West Stand and there’s additionally the 5-storey stadium home within the different nook of the bottom which is primarily used for conferences and places of work. All the stands are one tier excessive and the stadium has 4 massive floodlights located at every nook of the bottom. The stadium is roofed and shielded from the climate parts by the roof and the windshields in conjunction with the stands. Almondvale additionally has a purple blaze pitch and totally operational under-soil heating.
On 7 April 2011, there have been rumours that the stadium may very well be bought off to a grocery store growth, and in flip finance a brand new stadium, of barely smaller design, a mile away. However, nothing grew to become of those rumours.
The stadium has modified names a number of occasions attributable to sponsorship offers. However, supporters of the membership proceed to name the stadium Almondvale or the ‘Vale. It was beforehand formally titled the City Stadium within the early 2000s attributable to a sponsorship take care of the City group. It had additionally been known as the West Lothian Courier Stadium earlier than that. However, after the membership had been taken over by the Lionheart Consortium in 2005, it reverted to its unique identify, Almondvale Stadium. It was renamed ‘Braidwood Motor Company Stadium’ in a three-year naming rights deal in May 2010. In June 2013, it was renamed once more for sponsorship causes to ‘Energy Assets Arena’. In September 2015, it was renamed once more for sponsorship causes to its present identify of ‘Tony Macaroni Arena’.
The stadium was constructed in 1995 as a three way partnership between Edinburgh soccer membership Meadowbank Thistle F.C. and the Livingston Development Corporation (LDC). Part of the deal concerned the relocation of Meadowbank Thistle to the city and a reputation change to Livingston. When the LDC was wound up, possession of the Stadium was transferred to West Lothian Council. It is employed by Livingston from West Lothian Council yearly. Livingston initially quickly moved up the divisions of Scottish soccer, and the stadium was expanded to fulfill Scottish Premier League (SPL) requirements in time for the membership’s promotion to the highest flight in 2001. The report attendance for a Livingston match at Almondvale is 10,112 and was set throughout that first season within the SPL, for a match towards Rangers on 27 October 2001.
Almondvale Stadium, also called the Tony Macaroni Arena for sponsorship functions, is a soccer stadium, situated within the Almondvale space of Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland. It has been the house floor of Scottish Premiership membership Livingston since 1995, and has an all-seater capability of 9,512.