7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Warriors head coach Hugh Campbell said: "From the players and coaches perspective, the ground is excellent. Not only the playing surface and pitch area but also the surrounding amenities like changing rooms and floodlighting. There's also the added bonus of under-soil heating so we won't have the same worry about postponing matches due to the cold weather."
Warriors club captain Jon Petrie added: "We've played there before a few years back and really enjoyed it. It's quite an enclosed stadium and the crowd are really close to the pitch so I'm sure the boys will still appreciate the same atmosphere and vocal support as we did at Hughenden."
Brown McMaster, Chairman of Partick Thistle FC, said: "We are delighted to welcome Glasgow Warriors to Firhill for what we hope will be a long and mutually beneficial relationship."
The Warriors move to Firhill follows on from other successful rugby matches recently held at football grounds: Scotland U21 have in the past season played at Falkirk and Inverness Caledonian Thistle football grounds while Scotland took on Japan in last season's historic 100-8 Autumn Test victory at McDiarmid Park, Perth (home of St Johnstone FC) and The Barbarians in the historic 38-7 win at Pitoddrie in Aberdeen.
The deal sees Warriors remain at Firhill for their eight remaining home games with the agreement to be reviewed at the end of the season.