The North & Jackie Husband Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
Main & North Stands (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Layout Of The Ground
Record & Average Attendance
|What's The Ground Like?|
side of the ground is the impressive looking, Jackie
Husband Stand. This is a large, covered single
tiered stand. Opposite is the older Main Stand,
which has raised seating above pitch level. This
stand is covered and has a fair few supporting
pillars which may obstruct your view. It was
originally built in 1927. The stand looks a little
odd, as the lower end has been given over to what
look like administrative offices. Apart from the
bigger games, this stand normally remains closed.
|The Club had plans to re-develop the South End of the stadium, which would include a 1,000 all seater stand, plus residential and office accommodation. However the Club did have not been successful in obtaining planning permission to go ahead with this development and so will need to re-think the scheme.|
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away Fans are housed on
one side of the Jackie Husband Stand (towards the
North Stand) at one side of the pitch, where around
2,000 fans can be accommodated. The view of the
playing action and the facilities on offer are pretty
good. If demand requires it, then part of the older
Main Stand, can also be allocated to away fans.
Otherwise this classic looking stand remains unused
for spectators. Entrance to the stadium is by ticket
only, which need to be purchased from the ticket booth
in front of the Jackie Husband Stand. Cash is not
accepted at the turnstiles.
Firhill holds a somewhat illustrious personal record for myself. Having had a couple of beers before the game, I unfortunately needed to find the gents half way through the first half. Just as I got in there, up went a roar from inside the ground, Partick had scored. Then on returning, just as I reached the bottom of the stairs, going back up into the stand. Partick scored again! So this is still my personal record of missing two goals with one viist to the loo! Of course, I took a fair bit of ribbing from the surrounding supporters as I returned to my seat. In a dull second half, there were plenty of suggestions from the fans around me, that perhaps I should work my goal magic, by going to the gents again!
Firhill is the only ground that I have come across on my extensive travels, that sells Pot Noodles from its refreshment areas (apart from pies etc..).
|Where To Drink?|
|Jim McFarlane recommends the Munn's Vaults on Maryhill Road. This pub is only around a five minute walk from the entrance to the away end and has a good mix of home and away support. Further down Maryhill Road towards the city centre, there is over on the right of the road the Woodside Inn, which also welcomes away fans. Derek Hall adds; 'There is a social club, located in the centre of the old main stand, to which anyone is welcome and entrance is free. You can also buy your admission ticket here - and enter any part of the ground with it (including the away end)'|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
From The West:
|Maryhill Station is the
closest train station to the ground, but it is still a
fair walk away (20-25 minutes). It is served by trains
from Glasgow Queens Street, but it may be best instead
to use the Underground.
Richard Jones informs me; 'you can alight at two or three underground stations. Probably the easiest, is to get off at St. Georges Cross, and just head North up Maryhill Road until you see the stadium (in Firhill road just off Maryhill road). It should take around 10-15 minutes to walk. Another option is to get off at Kelvinbridge (this is slightly closer to Firhill than St. Georges Cross). Go up the stairs/escalators to Great Western Road, cross Great Western Road and turn to your right. Walk only a few metres until you come to North Woodside Road on your left. Walk down that road until you come to Maryhill Road. Turn left along Maryhill Road to get to the ground.
Alan McAulay adds, 'If you are looking to have a pre-match drink in Byres Road, then alight at Hillhead Underground Station. Most of the pubs are on the left hand side when you exit the station, although the very studenty Curlers Bar is right next to it. A better bet maybe Tennents Bar, which is further down as it has more of a 'footy -friendly' atmosphere. To then get to the ground from Byres Road turn right out of Hillhead Station and go straight along past the library and Fopp records, then turn right again. Kelvinbridge station is on your right hand side, but below street level, so keep an eye out for it' then directions are as above.
|Greenock Morton, Airdrie and St Mirren|
of the ground (Seating):
|Official Programme £2.50|
|Partick Thistle FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
49,838 v Rangers (1922)
2011-2012: 2,344 (Division One)
2010-2011: 2,024 (Division One)
2009-2010: 2,577 (Division One)
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