Hampden Park (Glasgow)

Hampden Park

Tenants: Queen’s Park Football Club & Scotland

Opened: 1903

Capacity: 51,866

Address: Letherby Drive, Glasgow, G42 9BA


Background

Hampden Park is predominantly a football venue, being the home of the Scottish national football team and the only fully amateur club in the Scottish Professional Football League, Queens Park F.C.

As well as regularly hosting the latter stages of the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup, Hampden has been the venue of many prestigious competitions. Three European Cup/UEFA Champions League Final’s (1960, 1976 & 2002), two Cup Winners’ Cup finals (1962 & 1966) and one UEFA Cup Final (2007) have all been played at the stadium, along with football at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Hampden has also been chosen as one of the venues for UEFA Euro 2020, hosting three group matches a Round of 16.

The stadium was at one point the largest in the world, until 1950 with the construction of the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. Hampden does still continue to hold the majority of European records for attendance, including 149, 415 for a Scotland v England fixture in 1937. The capacity has substantially been reduced however and now sits at 51,866, with Queen’s Park averaging less than 1,000 per match.

Hampden Park has also played host to other sport, including the Athletics and Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in which a running track was temporarily installed. There have been several Rugby Union international’s at the ground, including a 1999 Rugby World Cup pool match in which South Africa defeated Uruguay 39-3.


Location & Travel

Hampden Park is located in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow, the most populous city in Scotland.

Airport – Glasgow Airport is less than 30 minutes from the city centre and Edinburgh and Prestwick airports are around 60 minutes away. Glasgow and Edinburgh are the busiest airports in Scotland, with connections to many European and International destinations.

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airport’s have a bus service to Glasgow city centre, whilst Prestwick Airport has a rail service with trains to Glasgow. From the city you can reach Hampden Park as directed below.

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Bus –  There are several First Glasgow bus services which operate to Hampden Park from the city centre, including the 5, 6, 7, 7A, 34, 90 and 31.

Coach: Buchanan Bus Station is the main terminus station of Glasgow, located just a 10 minute walk from Glasgow Central railway station. With National Express having links to many destinations from Glasgow, you can search and book your tickets here.

Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to Glasgow and offers over 10 routes from Aberdeen, Barnsley, Birmingham, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.

Driving & Parking –  Hampden Park is located 5 minutes from Junction 1a of the M74, exit onto Polmadie Road/A728 and follow as it merges onto Aikenhead Road. Parking within Hampden Park is heavily restricted on event days, but is free on non-event days. Public car parking is provided by City Parking Glasgow on the Queens Park recreational ground and the Toryglen playing fields.

Train – Hampden Park is a five minute walk from both Mount Florida and King’s Park train stations, which trains running from Glasgow Central. From Glasgow Central you can reach much of Scotland and England, including London, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and Manchester.

Thinking of catching a train to Glasgow? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Walk – Hampden Park is just a 45 minute walk from Glasgow city centre if you fancy a stroll, use the directions on Google Maps as below to help you find your way!


Tickets

Scotland National Football – Tickets are available for Scottish international football matches through the Scottish FA. Further information and to purchase tickets, please click on the official Scottish FA website here.

Queen’s Park F.C. – Tickets for Queen’s Park matches are only available by paying on the gate, being £15 for adults and £5 for concessions. Further information is available on the official Queen’s Park website here.


Where to stay in Glasgow

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Scottish Football Museum & Hampden Park Stadium Tour

Hampden Park is home to the Scottish Football Museum, the first national football museum in Europe which offers a variety of exhibitions and memorabilia on Scottish football history.

Subject to events, the museum is open Monday to Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday’s (11am-5pm). Admission is £8 for adults, £3 for concessions and free for Under 5’s.

Stadium tours of Hampden are also offered several times a day, running at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm. Admission is £8 for adults, £3.50 for concessions and free for Under 5’s. This can be combined with entry to the museum for £13 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Further information is available on the official Scottish Football Museum website here.


Further Information

Hampden Park Official Website

Queen’s Park F.C. Official Website

Scottish FA Official Website

Scottish Football Museum Official Website


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