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Disabled fans

Partick Thistle Football club welcomes disabled fans and will do everything in its power to make as much of the matchday experience as accessible as possible. The disabled section at Firhill, for both home and away fans, can be accessed via the large red metal gate at the North West corner of the stadium, where the John Lambie Stand and Colin Weir Stand meet.

Prices


Disabled supporters qualify for a concession which includes entry to the game for a nominated carer. This will be £15 for league games during the 2019/20 season.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION


Home Fans with wheelchairs

Home tickets can be purchased pre-match from the main office, over the phone 0141 579 1971 or via e-mail at   . Home fans have the choice of either the Colin Weir Stand disabled section or the front row of the John Lambie Stand.

For standard home matches tickets for either the Colin Weir Stand disabled section or the front row of the John Lambie Stand can be purchased on the day from the red disabled access gate but please note tickets purchased here will be sold on a first come first served cash only basis.

Due to logistical arrangements and supporter demand, some games will be made all ticket and on such occasions disabled fans will need to buy tickets in advance using one of the methods mentioned above.

There may also be a limited number of wheelchair spaces available on the viewing platform of the Jackie Husband Stand (pictured below). This is used by Partick Thistle season ticket holders. If spaces become available then it is possible for home wheelchair fans to reserve a space. If a home wheelchair fan would like to use the platform then they should contact our Disability Access Officer by emailing  .

Away fans with wheelchairs

Tickets for the away wheelchair section, situated in the Colin Weir Stand, will be available to purchase (cash only) on the day from the red disabled access gate.

As with home fans, away fans must purchase tickets in advance if a game is all-ticket.

For matches where the away support is in the Jackie Husband Stand there may be a limited number of wheelchair places available for away wheelchair fans on the viewing platform in The Jackie Husband Stand. If spaces become available then it is possible for away wheelchair fans to reserve a space. If any away wheelchair fan would like to use the platform then they should contact Partick Thistle’s Disability Access Officer by emailing   to check availability.

Ambulant Fans

At league matches the cost for an ambulant fan is £15 which includes a carer if required.

Tickets can be bought at the match on the day, unless the match is all ticket.

Tickets for the Colin Weir Stand and John Lambie Stands can be bought from the staff member on duty at the red gates of the accessible entrance which is between the Colin Weir Stand (the older stand on Firhill Road) and the John Lambie Stand (the newer stand behind the goals).

Tickets for the Jackie Husband Stand can be bought from the portacabin at the Jackie Husband Stand.

Home Fans – Home fans have a choice of watching the match from the front of the Colin Weir Stand, the front of the John Lambie Stand or from the Jackie Husband Stand.

Away Fans – Ambulant away fans have a choice of viewing the match from the Jackie Husband Stand (for those matches where the away support is in The Jackie Husband Stand) or from the enclosure in front of the Colin Weir Stand.

For those matches where the away support is located in the Colin Weir Stand, ambulant fans can enter the ground by the red gates of the accessible entrance or by the turnstiles if they are able to climb the flights of stairs inside the stand. Stewards can give assistance.

Fans can enter the Jackie Husband Stand by the turnstiles or by the doors if this is easier. Again, stewards will be able to give assistance.

Shuttle Bus

From 2.30 until 2.45 (Saturday matches) a free shuttle bus takes fans with mobility difficulties from the city end of the stadium at Firhill Road round to the Jackie Husband Stand. Please note that it does not run after the match.

Car Parking

For fans using the Colin Weir Stand or John Lambie Stands many fans park in the streets surrounding Firhill. As kick off time approaches these spaces fill up quickly so if seeking one of these spaces then the advice is to come early. Parking is at the owner’s own risk.

Some fans park on Scottish Canals land behind the Jackie Husband Stand. Parking here is free and again at the owner’s own risk but many fans park here trouble free. These spaces fill up quickly on match day. The spaces here are close to the turnstiles of the Jackie Husband Stand.

Three car park spaces for blue badge holders of the away club can be reserved in advance in the official club car park. To reserve a space fans should contact their own club in the first instance who will forward names on to Partick Thistle. Many away fans prefer to park in the streets as it is closer to the accessible entrance than the official club car park.

The Aitken Suite

Situated in the Colin Weir Stand is The Aitken Suite Lounge which opens before and after Saturday matches. For midweek matches the lounge usually opens before the match but not after. Fans should see the website for details. Home and away fans are welcome. Live matches are shown and food is also available. The lounge has a disabled toilet.

Access to the Aitken Suite for wheelchair users is by the red gates of the accessible entrance. Inside the ground there is a ramp beside the stand which allows wheelchair access into the Aitken Suite. The stewards on duty will provide assistance.

Disability Access Officer (DAO)

The club’s DAO is Dougie McInnes. Dougie’s role is to build and maintain dialogue between disabled supporters of Partick Thistle Football Club and the club itself by developing a comprehensive understanding of all relevant matters affecting the club and its disabled supporters.

Dougie can often be seen around the ground on a matchday gathering feedback (formally and informally) from disabled supporters, as well as identifying key issues and opportunities that can be communicated with the club directly.

The DAO is the best point of contact for home and visiting supporters looking to attend matches at Firhill Stadium and at away grounds.

Dougie is also the secretary of the Jags Disabled Supporters’ Club.

If you have an issue you would like to raise you can get in touch by emailing:  .

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