Hampden Park Stadium – National Football Team Scotland
Hampden Park Football Stadium in Glasgow is Scotland’s national football stadium. Its primary use is as the home to Queen’s Park F.C., the Scottish national football team, and the annual venue of the Scottish Cup final. It has also hosted prestigious sporting events such as the finals of the European Cup, now the UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA Cup or Euroleague.
The stadium is also used for pop concerts and other sporting events like rugby and american football. The stadium houses also the offices of the Scottish Football Association, SPL and Scottish Football League.
Hampden was built in 1903 and opened on the 31st of October with a match between Queens Park and Celtic. All signs of the original stadium are long gone but it was the largest stadium in the world, with a capacity of over 150,000. The record attendance at the stadium was 149,415 for a game between Scotland and England in 1937.
The biggest football stadium in Glasgow is nowadays Celtic Park, the home ground Celtic Glasgow. The football stadium of Rangers FC is called Ibrox Stadium.
Hampden Park is also a perfect venue for meetings and conferences for up to 600 delegates. Smaller gatherings from 10 up to 400 guests and pre-dinner drinks for larger numbers can be held in the stunning Millennium Suite.
For exhibitions the stadium boasts fully air-conditioned exhibition suites which can accommodate from 20 exhibition stands to 60 stands. The suites are situated in the main BT South Stand. The Auditorium of Hampden Park is a state-of-the-art facility situated in the BT South Stand. The Auditorium seats up to 250 delegates.
Club — National Football Team of Scotland and Queens Park Football Club
Nickname Scotland National Football Team — The Tartan Army, The Bravehearts
Nicknames Queen’s Park F.C. — The Spiders, The Glorious Hoops
Stadium — Hampden Park
Capacity — 52,000 seats
Opened — 1903
Location — The stadium is located app. 3 miles south from the city centre.
Address — Letherby Drive, Glasgow, G44 4QG
Website — Hampden Park
Nearest train station — The closest railway station to the stadium is Mount Florida, which is four stops from Glasgow Central Station, and a 5 minute walk from the football ground. Also close by are King’s Park and Crosshill rail stations.
Sat Nav Post Code — G44 4QG
By Public Transportation — The football ground can easily be reached by public transportation.
By Bus — You can take bus 31 from Trongate, St Enoch Centre. Bus line 75 from Ingram Street or Argyle Street and Line 37 from Glasgow Cross.