St. Mirren Park
View from the South Stand, looking towards the Railway End and the West Bank (left).
|Location||Greenhill Road, Paisley|
|Owner||St. Mirren FC|
|St. Mirren FC (2009–)|
History[change | change source]
The new St. Mirren Park was officially opened on 31 January 2009 by club chairman Stewart Gilmour and First Minister Alex Salmond, prior to the first match at the new ground. The game between St Mirren and Kilmarnock finished in a 1–1 draw, with the first goal at the new stadium being scored by Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle. Dennis Wyness scored St. Mirren's first goal at the new ground, in the same match. The opening match set the record attendance of 7,542, a record which still stands.
Structure and facilities[change | change source]
The Stadium has four stands with a total capacity of 8,023. The North Stand is used by away fans but for larger away supports part of the West Stand can also be given to away fans.
- Main Stand (Greenhill Road) - capacity 2,220.
- West Stand (Craigielee Drive) - capacity 2,516.
- North Stand (Ferguslie Park Avenue) - capacity 1,633.(Normally designated for away fans.)
- South Stand (Drums Road) - capacity 1,654.
References[change | change source]
- "From Love Street to Greenhill Road". St Mirren F.C.. http://www.saintmirren.premiumtv.co.uk/page/TheNewStadium/0,,10295,00.html. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
- "St Mirren finalise deal to sell Love Street stadium to Tesco". Evening Times. 25 April 2007. http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.1352950.0.st_mirren_finalise_deal_to_sell_love_street_stadium_to_tesco.php. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
- Spiers, Kenneth (2 February 2009). "Alex Salmond is first VIP at new St Mirren Park". Paisley Daily Express (Scottish & Universal Newspapers). http://www.paisleydailyexpress.co.uk/renfrewshire-news/local-news-in-renfrewshire/paisley-news/2009/02/02/alex-salmond-is-first-vip-at-new-st-mirren-park-87085-22831170/. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- Campbell, Andy (31 January 2009). "St Mirren 1-1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/7858986.stm. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- "St Mirren". Scottish Football Ground Guide. Duncan Adams. 1 August 2012. http://www.scottishgrounds.co.uk/st_mirren.htm. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- "St Mirren Park becomes home to Scotland's Under-21 side". BBC Sport (BBC). 9 August 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14457191.stm. Retrieved 9 August 2011.