St Mirren Park
is Saints sixth home and was officially opened by First Minister Alex Salmond on the 31st January 2009 when Kilmarnock were
the visitors for a Scottish Premier League match.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with Killie striker Kevin Kyle having the distinction
of scoring the first goal at the ground. The first Saints goal was scored by Dennis Wyness.
The stadium has an all seated capacity of 8029 seats.
The playing surface
dimensions and facilities offered make it compliant with UEFA regulations.
The stadium was built as part of a deal with supermarket
giant Tesco, who bought the old ground at Love Street and cleared St Mirren's near crippling debt, thus securing
the future of the club.
In November 2015
Saints entered into a deal with Renfrewshire council to spearhead a bid to have Paisley named the UK City of Culture in 2021.
Part of this involved the stadium being renamed the Paisley 2021 Stadium for the two years leading up to the announcement
of the winning 'City' in 2017.