Ground InformationGround Nick NameOpened 2009Capacity 8023 seatsRecord Attedance 7,542 (Kilmarnock, 31.01.2009)Pitch Size: 110 x 70 yardsPitch Type GrassHeating Yes
St Mirren Park, also known as Paisley 2021 Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is a football stadium in Paisley, Scotland. It is the home of St Mirren. The stadium is the sixth home of the club and replaced Love Street. The stadium was renamed "Paisley 2021 Stadium" to help promote Paisley's bid to become a UK City of Culture in 2021.
Talks over a new stadium began on 15 January 2003, when the club met representatives from Aldi and Lidl. The club were looking to sell their ground at Love Street for retail development. Selling Love Street would secure the necessary funding to build the new stadium.
Planning applications for a retail development at Love Street were passed on 24 May 2005 and the club subsequently sold the ground to Tesco on 25 April 2007 for £15 million. The new stadium site broke ground on 7 January 2008 and was officially opened on 31 January 2009 at a cost of £8 million.
Before the first game at the new stadium there was a parade from Love Street to Greenhill Road to celebrate the opening of the stadium. Club chairman Stewart Gilmour and First Minister Alex Salmond were also present at the first match at the new ground. Alex Salmond unveiled a plaque before the game to commemorate the opening. 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. St Mirren Park has also become the regular home of the Scotland national under-21 football team.
In November 2015, St Mirren agreed a two-year sponsorship deal with Renfrewshire Council to rename the stadium as the Paisley 2021 Stadium. This was to promote Paisley's bid to become a UK City of Culture in 2021.
St Mirren Park is located toward the north-west of the town of Paisley at less than a mile from the town centre. The walk from the town centre to the stadium will take about 15 minutes.
Paisley St James rail station is located almost next to the stadium. It is served by trains from Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street station (which lies near the town centre). Trains go every half an hour, take 17 minutes to arrive from Glasgow, and only 2 minutes from Gilmour Street.
By car, from the M8 motorway, exit at junction 29 Paisley. At the roundabout take the exit toward Paisley (the first if coming from Glasgow). Follow for a little more than half a mile and after a right bend turn right onto Clark Street. Drive until the end and turn left at the T (onto Greenhill Road). You will quickly see St Mirren Park on the right side of the road.
- Adults: £20,
- Concessions: £10
Concessions apply to over 65's, under 18's and full time students. In addition, in the home areas the concessionary rate is also available to the unemployed.
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