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Hampden Park: All you need to know - Tickets, Direction, Weather (2022)

Hampden Park was built in the early 1900s, and it was officially opened on the 31st of October 1903 with a match between Queens Park and Celtic (1-0).

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Monday, 04.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

The first goal was scored by Jimmy Speirs. Hampden Park was built in the early 1900s and it is currently a top-club football stadium in Queens Park. The stadium officially opened on the 31st of October 1903 with a match between Queens Park and Celtic (1-0). The first goal was scored by Jimmy Speirs. The stadium was shaped like a bowl, with one covered main stand and vast terraces on all other sides. It then broke several attendance records.

The North Stand at Hampden Park opened in 1937 and the stadium recorded its highest attendance that year when 149,415 fans came to see an international between Scotland and England. A week later, the Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Aberdeen drew an almost similar crowd.

The rest of the seats were used for various events and gatherings. At that time, the stadium had a official capacity of 183,724 but it was only able to hold about 150,000 people for actual matches. The rest of the seats were used for other events and gatherings.

In 1960, a final match between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt was held at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Over 130,000 people attended the game.

Two years later, the stadium hosted the first ever Cup Winners' Cup final between Atlético Madrid and Fiorentina (1-1), which it once again hosted in 1966 (Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool).

In 1976, FC Bayern would compete in the European Cup final at Hampden Park in Scotland against Saint-Étienne. The stadium was in poor condition and lacked many of the amenities modern stadiums had, causing Bayern to lose 1-0.

In the 1980s, the capacity of Hampden Park was less than 80,000 people. Serious questions were raised about whether the stadium had a viable future, and it was finally decided to extensively redevelop it. This meant rebuilding almost completely.

The construction of the new stadium began in 1991 and it was finally completed in 1999. The Scottish Cup Final of that year was the first match played at the stadium.

In 2002, the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen took place at Hampden Park. In 2007, the UEFA Cup final between Sevilla and Espanyol was also held at Hampden Park.

Hampden Park serves as the Scottish national stadium and is also the annual venue of the Scottish Cup final. It was furthermore selected as one of the playing venues of the 2020 European Championships, hosting three first round group games and a round of 16 match.

(photos of the present Hampden Park below)

How to get to Hampden Park

Hampden Park is located in the south of Glasgow, about 3 miles from Glasgow's city center. The stadium lies a 10-minute walk away from the Mount Florida and King's Park rail stations. Take the train from Glasgow Central for the 10-minute journey (5 minutes more to King's Park).

If you would like to take bus 31 from Trongate, or bus 75 from Ingram Street, both located in Glasgow's city center, the journey will take around fifteen to twenty minutes. There are other bus services available if you're coming from elsewhere in the city.

Address: Hampden Park, Glasgow, G44 4QG

Eat, drink, and sleep near Hampden Park

Hampden Park is located in a residential neighbourhood. There are a few pubs and restaurants around, but the options are limited and it may be a better idea to eat and drink in the city centre. The abandoned old Cathkin Park stadium lies just north of Hampden Park, and may be of interest to passersby.

The Number 10 Hotel is an excellent short walk from the stadium. However, it comes in a higher price range than the Ivory Hotel.

Looking for hotels near Hampden Park? Check out our selection here! With quick train connections, staying in central Glasgow is easy too. You can find the options right here in the centre.

Queens Park Tickets

Tickets for Queens Park FC matches can be bought at the gate and cost £12.00.

Scotland Tickets

Ticket sales for Scotland matches go via the Scottish FA.

Hampden Park stadium tours

The Hampden Experience at Hampden Park is a combination of the Scottish Football Museum and stadium tour, as well as the Hall of Fame. It's an unique way to learn about Scottish football history and culture. The stadium tours run seven days a week at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. The Football Museum is open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Opening times can change based on events.

The museum costs £8.00, as does the tour. The combined ticket costs £13.00.

For more information, call +44 (0)141 616 6139 or email [email protected]

Relevant Internet links

The website for Queens Park FC is queensparkfc.co.uk, and the website for Hampden Park is hampdenpark.co.uk. The website for Glasgow is seeglasgow.com, and the website for First Group is firstgroup.com Gregor wrote: I highly recommend the stadium tour with knowledgeable guides. It's an interesting experience to learn about its history and how it has changed over time. You won't regret spending time here.

Don't miss the great tour with very knowledgeable guides who know the history of the stadium and help make it come alive.

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