St. Mirren Park (Greenhill Road)
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 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.
The ground was built on a 2.5-acre site on Greenhill Road in the Ferguslie area of the town. The psite is less than a mile from the former ground at Love Street, and close to the site of the former ground at Westmarch. Barr Construction were responsible for the design and building of the stadium. The stadium has an all seated capacity of 8029 seats.
The playing surface dimensions and facilities offered make it compliant with UEFA regulations.
St Mirren Park as viewed from Greenhill Road
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.
At the start of season 2018/19 Saints signed a deal with IT and printing supplies company Simple Digital Solutions. The stadium became known as the Simple Digital Arena.
The North Stand is normally allocated to away supporters.
The Main Stand includes the club offices, hospitality suites, a supporters club, and the changing facilities. It also houses the club shop.
The South Stand is the Family Stand. It was renamed in Jan 2020 after long-time servant to the club Tony Fitzpatrick, a former player, manager, and chief executive.
A gallery of St. Mirren Park
Following the termination of the deal with Simple Digital, the ground reverted back to St. Mirren Park. In 2020, a deal was struck by which the ground would be named after the St. Mirren Independent Supporters Association, becoming 'The SMISA Stadium'. The family stand was also renamed in honour of club chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick.
Since opening, a number of small improvements have been made to the ground, including the painting of the back of the stands in black and white stripes, reminiscent of the roof of the old ground; inclusion of 'hall of fame' boards about celebrated ex players; erection of an electronic scoreboard; and the installation of an accessable platform at the rear of the main stand giving a better view for disabled supporters. There is also potential to fill in the corners of the ground to expand the capacity.
In the car park to the rear of the North Stand, an inflatable covered 3G pitch known as 'The Airdome', which is used for community groups, and youth club training.
Panoramic view from the Main Stand