Ramsden Cup News

Last updated : 06 April 2013 By Queens MAD

Queen of the South F.C.Partick Thistle F.C.THE RAMSDENS CUP FINAL 2013

The Braidwood Motor Company Stadium, Livinston
Sunday, 7th April, 2013
Kick-off 4.05pm.

Entrance to this match will be by TICKET ONLY.


The prices are as follows:-Ramsdens Cup

West (Main) Stand and East Stand
£15.00 for Adults
£5.00 for Concessions as follows:- Senior Citizens (over 65), Students (valid matriculation card) and Juveniles (under 16)

South Stand and North Stand
£14.00 for Adults
£5.00 for Concessions as follows:- Senior Citizens (over 65), Students (valid matriculation card) and Juveniles (under 16)

To assist in the strict policy of segregation of supporters, the following instructions must be strictly adhered to:


West (Main) Stand

South Stand Blocks X, Y, Z.

It has been agreed with the Police, Livingston FC Safety Officer and the SFL that this allocation can increase if there is a demand for tickets.

A further allocation would take Queen of the South support into the South Stand Blocks U, V, W.


East Stand

North Stand – Blocks F, G & H.

It has been agreed with the Police, Livingston FC Safety Officer and the SFL that this allocation can increase if there is a demand for tickets.

A further allocation would take Partick Thistle support into the North Stand Block D & E. If there is not a demand for tickets from Queen of the South supporters then the South Stand - Blocks U, V and W may be allocated to Partick Thistle.

The additional allocations will be decided by the SFL, Livingston FC and the Police, with allocation dates to be agreed at a later date.


I. Turnstiles will be opened at approximately 2.30 p.m.
It is important that supporters sit in the designated stand for their club. Please follow the instructions of the Stewards and Police on the day of the match.

II. The Police Authorities will be extremely vigilant in the policing of The Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act, 1995.

III. A strict segregation policy will be enforced The Braidwood Motor Stadium.

IV. Flags on sticks/small canes will be allowed into the stadium.

V. Persistent standing will not be tolerated.

VI. Braidwood Motor Stadium is a non-smoking stadium.

VII. EXTRA-TIME. If the score is level at the end of normal play, 30 minutes extra-time will be played and thereafter, if required, Kicks from the Penalty Mark in accordance with the Rules laid down by the International Football Association Board will be taken.

For all other Queen of the South F.C. Cup Final information visit their website on www.qosfc.com

For all other Partick Thistle F.C. Cup Final information visit their website on www.ptfc.co.uk

(Reproduced from the Scottish Leagbue website - http://www.scottishfootballleague.com/news/article/ramsdens-cup-final-ticket-info-24/)


 Ramsdens Cup Final Ticket Sale and Other Information

Yesterday afternoon we attended an Operations Meeting at Livingston with respect to the Ramsdens Cup Final and are now in a position to confirm more detail regarding the match.

We have been given an initial allocation of over 3,000 tickets to sell. These tickets are in the Main (West) Stand and the South Stand. However, there is an additional allocation potentially available to us if we are able to demonstrate a need for it. As previously advised, ticket prices are £15 adults and £5 concessions (over 65, under 16 and students) in the Main Stand. The adult price will drop to £14 once we start selling in the South Stand behind the goal but we are required to sell the Main Stand tickets first for segregation purposes.

Tickets will go on sale from Sunday February 17th. Season ticket holders can come along and purchase their tickets from 10am on production of Voucher 2 from their season ticket books. There will be no limit on the number of tickets each ticket holder can purchase.

Tickets will then go on General Sale from 1pm on the same day, again with no limit on purchases. Ticket sales will close at 4pm on the Sunday and thereafter remaining tickets will be sold from the Palmerston office between 9am and 3pm weekdays.

Telephone and Internet orders will be taken for those who cannot get to the club. As usual, tickets ordered by phone or online will be posted out using Guaranteed Next Day Delivery at a cost of £6 per order. There will be NO facility for later collection at Palmerston. Telephone sales will open at the same time as personal sales on the Sunday. We will make tickets available to order on the internet ahead of time but orders will not be processed by staff until initial queues of personal callers are cleared.

A small number of wheelchair and carer passes and ambulant disabled passes are also available for the match. Please get in touch with the club direct if you wish to apply for these.

We are happy to hear from organisers of buses who wish to book and pay for groups of tickets together, though such orders will not be dealt with ahead of initial queues on the opening Sunday and we cannot necessarily guarantee that tickets for bus groups will therefore be in the Main Stand.

Whether purchasing tickets as a group or not, we would be grateful to hear from anyone organising a bus for the event as the SFL has asked us to help them estimate the number of buses that will be going to Livingston. Queen of the South Supporters buses will park at a nearby college a five minute walk away and bus passes will be issued free of charge by the SFL for this purpose. Directions and required travel routes will be advised nearer to the event.


Finally, Lothian & Borders Police and the SFL have asked us to remind fans of the following information:

  • No public drinking is allowed in Lothian and offenders will be dealt with accordingly.

  • Flares are not allowed within the stadium and the police FOCUS group will be attending the match and will deal with offenders seriously.

  • Small flags on canes WILL be allowed in the stadium.

  • Large flags will be allowed in the stadium only if they have an appropriate certificate that they are made of fire retardant material.

    (Reproduced from the Queen of the South Official Website - www.qosfc.com)


How to get to Livingston and other information on the stadium

click here

Ramsdens Cup Final - Corporate Dining Directors Lounge

The club are pleased to announce that Queens fans will be able to take advantage of a special hospitality offer, at the Braidwood Motor Compnay Stadium, for the upcoming Ramsdens Cup Final, against Partick on Sunday 7th April.
The package includes:
•Private Car Park
•3 Course meal with wine
•Corporate Seats (situated on half way line)
•Half-time tea/coffee/snacks
•Pre & Post match pay bar
•Match day Magazine & Team Sheet
Cost: £80 + VAT per person

If you require any further information or wish to make a booking please contact Charles Burnett on 01506 417000 or by email: charles.burnett@livingstonfc.co.uk
(Reproduced from the Queens Official Website -www.

Scottish Daily Record reports 22/02/13

The up-coming final between Partick Thistle and Queen of the South is set to be a sell-out at Livingston's Braidwood Motor Company Stadium.

 RAMSDENS CUP fever has hit with the news that the up-coming final between Partick Thistle and Queen of the South is set to be a sell-out.

Fans of both clubs have flocked to snap up tickets for the showpiece event on Sunday, April 7 at Livingston’s Braidwood Motor Company Stadium since they went on sale this week.

And it will shortly reach the near 10,000 capacity – according to the SFL.

Thistle have already sold out their initial allocation of 4,600 briefs and the Doonhamers are close to finishing their 3,300 share.

SFL Operations and Events Manager Anton Fagan said: “It looks like this game will become a sell-out.”

The third highest attendance in a Challenge Cup Final is now in sight, as well as the highest figure for nearly 20 years.

From the Queens Official Website - www.qosfc.com 25/02/13

We sold in excess of 200 Ramsdens Cup Final tickets on Saturday and will shortly be opening up for sale Section W the final section of tickets allocated to us behind the goal in the original allocation of 3,292 tickets.

If you haven`t yet bought your ticket for the match please do so soon as there are less than 400 tickets left.

From the Queens Official Website - www.qosfc.com 28/02/13

Tickets continue to sell steadily for the upcoming Ramsdens Cup Final against Partick Thistle at Braidwood Motor Company Stadium, Livingston on Sunday 7th April.

We are now down to around 250 tickets left meaning that sales are over 3,000 for the game. If you are thinking of going to the game best get your tickets soon before they are sold out.

Tickets remain available online and from the club office in person or by telephone between 9am and 3pm weekdays.

From the Queens Official Website - www.qosfc.com 05/04/13

Ramsdens Cup Final Information

We have been asked to pass on some information by both the SFL and police following today`s Ramsdens Cup Final Pre-Operations Meeting at Livingston.

Supporters should be aware that the match is a complete sell out subject to the numbers of scouts, press and guests that end up attending on the day. Accordingly the stadium and its surroundings will be very busy. Supporters are requested to arrive as early as possible and to take their seats as soon as possible on entry to the stadium. Turnstiles are scheduled to open at 2:30pm.

Since the match is a complete sell out supporters who intend bringing flags to the match should be aware that there will be no areas in which to lay flags out during the game. Small flags with canes will be allowed. Large flags will only be allowed in the ground if they have a fire retardant certificate and it is unlikely there will be anywhere to hang them during the match either, though it may be possible to hang some at the back of the South Stand if it can be done without causing problems to people who are sitting in the back row.

Anyone who does not have a pass for the Official Stadium Car Park branded by Ramsdens should NOT attempt to enter it. They will not be allowed in and will just end up holding up traffic whilst they turn around.

Queen of the South supporters should park at the West Lothian College Car Park which is less than five minutes walk from the ground. Parking is free of charge but on a first come first served basis. Bus organisers should collect a bus pass from Palmerston on Friday or between 10am and 12 noon on Saturday which will allow them entry to the West Lothian College Car Park and will allow police to see clearly which car park they should be directed to.

It should be an excellent day and a party atmosphere all round. Enjoy the day and support the team!