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Accessible platform to debut on Saturday

Although there hasn’t been any competitive action at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill since October, there has still been plenty going on – with one development in particular likely to catch the eye.

Supporters coming to Saturday’s match will no doubt notice the brand new accessible viewing platform that is now in place at the south end of the Jackie Husband Stand. The raised platform, located at the back of the stand, will give the club’s disabled supporters a better view than ever before and will also mean they are properly sheltered from the elements.

The project, which was made possible due to funding from the Scottish Football Partnership, marks a significant improvement in facilities and will hopefully mean a much improved matchday experience for an important section of the club’s support.

Partick Thistle Managing Director, Ian Maxwell, said: “Due to the age of our stadium, facilities for supporters with physical disabilities have probably lagged behind where they should have been. That being said, improving accessibility at the stadium has been a priority for us over the last 18 months with several improvements having already been made.

“We’ve worked closely with the Jags Disabled Supporters’ Club and the Scottish Football Partnership to deliver this project and hope that it will facilitate a much improved matchday experience for our fans.

“Having installed our platform lift at the end of last season, we launched our matchday mover shuttle bus scheme in August and have recently increased the number of disabled parking spaces available on matchdays. On top of those improvements the new viewing platform hopefully goes a long way to making the Jackie Husband Stand a much more attractive and accessible venue, not only for football matches but also for functions, events and hospitality.”

Initially, the platform will only be open for season ticket holders but the plan is to expand that in the coming weeks and months.

If you have any questions about accessibility at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill, want to access the platform but aren’t a season ticket holder, or you are a season ticket holder but you haven’t been contacted by the club, please contact our Disability Access Officer:  

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