SMISA Stadium (St. Mirren Park)
|2,220 (East stand)|
|1,654 (South stand)|
|2,516 (West stand)|
|1,633 (North stand)|
|Clubs||St. Mirren FC|
|Other names||Paisley 2021 Stadium (2015-2017), Simple Digital Arena (2018-2020)|
|Inauguration||2009 (St. Mirren - Kilmarnock, 1-1)|
|Record attendance||7,542 (St. Mirren - Kilmarnock, 31/01/2009)|
SMISA Stadium – stadium description
Just like with many British stadia built after 2000, history of this one begins with a... supermarket. It wasn't until Tesco bought the old stadium at Love Street, that club had funding for this new development.
Works started in 2007 and allowed for opening already in January of 2009. The stadium consists of four independent grandstand, each with cover and seated. Usually the north end is given to away fans, but for larger followings even half the stadium is given to the travelling support.
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