Firhill Stadium - Partick Thistle Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: July 17, 2021

External view of the main stand at Firhill stadium

Firhill Stadium previously known as both Firhill Arena and Firhill Park is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Maryhill borough of Glasgow. Home to local football team Partick Thistle F.C, the 10,102 capacity ground first opened in 1909 and is also used for Rugby League and Rugby Union matches.

Partick Thistle Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Overview
Team:Partick Thistle
Opened:1909
Capacity:10,102
Address: Glasgow

Firhill Stadium History

Partick Thistle’s Firhill Park first opened back in 1909 on a plot of land left unused by Caledonian Railway after the club were forced out of their Meadowside home next to the River Clyde in order to make way for a shipyard. Prior to this the club played football at various venues since forming back in 1876 including Jordanvale Park and Kelvingrove with the move to Firhill marking the first time in Partick’s history that they would have a permanent home for an extended period of time.

The new ground opened in September 1909 in time for the new season after the plot of land was acquired by the club for £5,500 the previous year. With an initially large opening capacity, the record attendance for a club game of 49,838 was set in 1922 when The Jags entertained Rangers, although this record was broken when Scotland played Ireland six years later in the 1928 British Home Championship with 54,728 fans in attendance.

Renovations during the 20th century and post-millennium have occurred sporadically with the Main Stand which is still in use today, remarkably constructed back in 1927. The most recent construction has been the new North Stand which was built  to satisfy the new regulations of the Scottish Premier League after the club was promoted from the Fist Division after the 2002/2002 season. Before this, the Cantilever designed Jackie Husband stand which opened in 1994 was the most recent refurbishment of Firhill Arena.

Two of the more famous fixtures to be played at Firhill include a friendly match against Tottenham in the 1955 and in the same season when Swedish side Djurgårdens IF played their home fixture against Hibernian F.C in the European Cup for what appears to be logistical reasons. As for the future of Firhill Park, it looks like the South End of the ground is next in line to be replaced with Partick Thistle submitted plans to Glasgow Council on the 7th November  2014.

 

View of Firhill Stadium

Firhill Stadium Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Partick Thistle's Firhill Stadium:

Firhill Stadium Seating Plan

Stand Photos

Firhill Stadium is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

Matchday Experience

Firhill Stadium Away Section

Away fans are usually housed within the former main stand which sits on the western perimeter of the pitch. As the oldest section of the ground, it is the only stand to feature support beams however it never usually sells out which means you can often move between seats to find the best possible view once inside the stadium.

Ticket Prices 2015

  • Adults: £22.00
  • Concessions: £15.00
  • Under 16s: £5.00

Best Pubs near ground

The closest pub to Firhill Stadium on matches is the low-hanging Munn’s however due to its location it tends to be reserved for home supporters only.  This also appears to be the case for the smallish Star & Garter meaning that travelling supporters are advised to either drink once inside the ground or within Glasgow itself.

The vibrant city centre has numerous pubs to choose from with traditional style boozers including Edward G Wylie which is a Wetherspoons housed within an old Victorian Building, The horseshoe bar which is a century old pub known for its selection of ales and pies, and The Ark which despite its modern exterior has all the trappings of a decent English Pub including the food menu.

Food - Places to eat

Compared to the pub situation, things are slightly better regarding the food front when it comes to eateries close to the ground. On Maryhill road there are independent places such as Renzo’s Fast food, a Chinese place called Mr Rice, and The Italian Job takeaway express.

Keeping within the confines of the inner city as separated by the north-western stretch of the M8 there are numerous fast-food franchises to choose form. These include KFC, McDonalds, Burger King and Subway, all of which are less than five minutes away from both stations.

Partick Thistle Club Shop

The club shop at Firhill Stadium is unfortunately open on matchdays only, which means that unless you’re planning on purchasing something on the day of the match you might be better off visiting the club’s online replica store instead.

Can you take a stadium Tour?

It doesn’t look as if Partick Thistle offer fans to the chance to our the facilities a Firhill, however if this changes in the distant future we’ll be sure to update this section.

How to buy Partick Thistle Tickets

Tickets to see Partick Thistle in action at Firhill can be purchased from the club’s main office Monday to Friday between 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, and on matchdays from 10.00 am until 90 minute s before kick-off when the portable ticket office at the Jackie Husband Stand opens.

Jackie Husband Stand

  • Adults: £22.00
  • Concessions: £15.00
  • Under 16s: £5.00

North Stand

  • Adults: £22.00
  • Concessions: £15.00
  • Under 16s: £5.00

You can also purchase tickets from PTFCTickets.com, or by phoning the club on 0141 579 1971. Please note that for certain high-profile matches there are no on the day ticket sales, and prices are likely to be more expensive.

How to get to Firhill Stadium

Where is Firhill Stadium?

Firhill Stadium is located approximately 2 miles north of Glasgow City Centre within the Maryhill area of the city next to part of the Scottish Canals.


Driving

The address for satnav is as follows:

  • Firhill Stadium, 80 Firhill Road, Glasgow G20 7AL

Car Parks

Train - Public Transport

If you are visiting Glasgow from the north of Scotland then your nearest station is Queen Street, whereas if you’re visiting Firhill Stadium from the south then you will arrive in at Glasgow Central Station.

Hotels Near Firhill Stadium

If you must stay close to Firhill at all costs than there is the Beersbridge Annex which you book a room for, however with the city centre less than 20 minutes away you’re better of staying there due to the more varied choice. Recognisable names include Travelodge, Premier Inn, and Holiday Inn Express which is close to Glasgow Central Station.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Firhill Stadium?

Scottish side Partick Thistle play their home matches at Firhill Stadium.

What is the capacity of Firhill Stadium?

As of 2021 Firhill Stadium has an official seating capacity of 10,102 for Football matches.

When was Firhill Stadium opened?

Firhill Stadium officially opened in 1909 and is home to Partick Thistle

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Firhill Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of Partick Thistle for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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