Club: Partick Thistle FC | Opening: 1909 | Capacity: 10,887 seats
History and description
Partick Thistle moved to Firhill in 1909, having played the previous 33 years of their existence at various grounds in the west of the city.
They played their first match at their new home on the 18th of September 1909 against Dumbarton Harp (3-1).
Firhill got further developed in the 1920s when a new main stand was built and the terraces got expanded.
Shortly after, in 1928, Firhill recorded its highest attendance when 54,723 spectators came to see a Scotland versus Northern Ireland international.
The stadium got somewhat improved in the 1950s when partial cover was added, but furthermore few changes were made until the 1990s.
The first new stand to open was the Jackie Husband Stand in 1994, followed by a new North Stand in 2002. The southern end of the stadium is being left open.
(photos of the present Firhill Stadium below)
Firhill Stadium is located in the north of Glasgow at just under 1.5 miles from Glasgow’s city centre.
Firhill lies at walking distance from both Kelvinbridge and St Georges Cross metro stations. Both stations are on Glagow’s one circular line that can be boarded at stops Buchanan Street and St Enoch in the city centre. The walk from both stations to the stadium takes about 15 minutes.
Alternatively, there are various buses that pass right by the stadium. One can take bus 3 from Hope Street before Renfrew Street. The bus stops right by the stadium on Firhill Road. The journey takes about 10 minutes.
Bus 40 (or 40a) and 61 can be taken from the same spot. Take bus 40 in the direction of Clydebank or bus 61 toward Summerston, and get off on Maryhill Road.
Address: 80 Firhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7AL
Tickets for Partick Thistle matches can be bought on the gate on the day of the match.
All tickets cost £17.00. The main stand tends to remain out of use for home matches.
Relevant Internet links
Ptfc.co.uk – Official website of Partick Thistle FC.
SeeGlasgow.com – Official guide to metropolitan Glasgow.
Spt.co.uk – Public transport travel information and route planner for the Strathclyde area.
Firstgroup.com – Information about bus timetables and fares.