Supporters attending the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill from the start of December 2017 no doubt noticed 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.
Partick Thistle Managing Director, Ian Maxwell said; “This project, which was made possible due to funding support received from The Scottish Football Partnership, marks a significant improvement in our facilities and will hopefully mean a much improved match day experience for an important section of the club’s support. 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 match day experience for our fans. Having installed our platform lift at the end of last season, we launched our match day mover shuttle bus scheme in August and have recently increased the number of disabled parking spaces available on match days. 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.”