St Mirren drew their first game at the Greenhill Park ground 1-1 with Kilmarnock.
"The pitch will take a bit of getting used to," St Mirren boss Gus MacPherson said.
"It's best to say it was tricky, difficult in terms of the footwear.
"It's very, very firm. But that's because it's this time of year that we're going on to it. If it went down in the summer, you wouldn't have that.
"That's just something we have to contend with."