Glasgow'S Heineken Cup Match Switched To Firhill

Glasgow's Heineken Cup match against Northampton Saints tomorrow evening has been transferred from Hughenden to Patrick Thistle FC's ground at Firhill. The kick-off will still be at 7.30pm. (Directions to Firhill are at the end of this article.)An inspection at Hughenden this morning revealed that the pitch was frost-bound even though it had been covered."A thaw has been forecast, but we could not risk waiting until even later today," David Jordan, Glasgow's chief executive,(pictured at Firhill) said. "We had to make the decision this morning to transfer the match to Firhill."Professional rugby is no stranger to Firhill. Glasgow - in their former guise as Glasgow Caledonians - played Heineken Cup ties and other matches at Thistle's ground in season 1998-99."We are very grateful that our friends at Patrick Thistle were willing to accommodate our request for the match to be played at Firhill," David Jordan added.DIRECTIONS TO FIRHILLBy road from M8 westbound (from Edinburgh, M80, and M74)Exit at junction 16, and continue parallel to motorway until traffic lights at intersection with Garscube Road._ Turn right (signed to Firhill), and continue up Garscube Road._ After that road veers slightly to the left through traffic lights, Firhill will be clearly seen farther along the road on the right.By road from M8 eastbound (Clyde Coast, Ayrshire, Paisley, M77)After Kingston Bridge, exit at junction 17, and veer left towards Aberfoyle._ At traffic lights turn right into St George's Road, and continue straight ahead through two more sets of traffic lights in quick succession."A quarter of a mile after that junction - after pedestrian lights and at next set of traffic lights - turn left into Garscube Road._ Firhill can then be seen ahead on the right.By Glasgow UndergroundFrom St George's Cross station, turn left on to Maryhill Road, and walk up that road as far as Firhill Street. The ground is on the right.From Kelvinbridge station, turn right along Great Western Road. Turn left into Napiershall Street and then on to Maryhill Road.Glasgow's Heineken Cup match against Northampton Saints tomorrow evening has been transferred from Hughenden to Patrick Thistle FC's ground at Firhill. The kick-off will still be at 7.30pm. (Directions to Firhill are at the end of this article.)An inspection at Hughenden this morning revealed that the pitch was frost-bound even though it had been covered."A thaw has been forecast, but we could not risk waiting until even later today," David Jordan, Glasgow's chief executive,(pictured at Firhill) said. "We had to make the decision this morning to transfer the match to Firhill."Professional rugby is no stranger to Firhill. Glasgow - in their former guise as Glasgow Caledonians - played Heineken Cup ties and other matches at Thistle's ground in season 1998-99."We are very grateful that our friends at Patrick Thistle were willing to accommodate our request for the match to be played at Firhill," David Jordan added.DIRECTIONS TO FIRHILLBy road from M8 westbound (from Edinburgh, M80, and M74)Exit at junction 16, and continue parallel to motorway until traffic lights at intersection with Garscube Road._ Turn right (signed to Firhill), and continue up Garscube Road._ After that road veers slightly to the left through traffic lights, Firhill will be clearly seen farther along the road on the right.By road from M8 eastbound (Clyde Coast, Ayrshire, Paisley, M77)After Kingston Bridge, exit at junction 17, and veer left towards Aberfoyle._ At traffic lights turn right into St George's Road, and continue straight ahead through two more sets of traffic lights in quick succession."A quarter of a mile after that junction - after pedestrian lights and at next set of traffic lights - turn left into Garscube Road._ Firhill can then be seen ahead on the right.By Glasgow UndergroundFrom St George's Cross station, turn left on to Maryhill Road, and walk up that road as far as Firhill Street. The ground is on the right.From Kelvinbridge station, turn right along Great Western Road. Turn left into Napiershall Street and then on to Maryhill Road.