Scottish Ground Guide


Queens Park FC
Hampden Park

Capacity: 52,500 (all seated)
Address:

Mount Florida, Glasgow,
G42 9BA
Telephone No: 0141 632 1275
Fax No: 0141 636 1612
Pitch Size:
115 x 75 yards
Club Nickname: Spiders
Year Ground Opened:
1903
Undersoil Heating: Yes

Home Kit Colours: Black & White
Official Web Site:
www.queensparkfc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site:
Queen's Park Fansite


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Contents

What's The Stadium Like?
Rear Of South Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?

The North & East Stands
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Layout Of The Ground
Admission Prices

Local Rivals
Programme Price
Fixtures 2012-2013
Disabled Facilities
Other Places Of Interest
Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation


What's The Stadium Like?

The stadium has been completely re-developed in recent years and the predominantly old terraced ground has now been transformed into a modern all seated stadium. Although not particularly large for a national stadium, it still retains its charm and individual character which is enhanced by it's completely enclosed oval shape. Three sides of the stadium are single tiered, but the South Stand on one side of it, has a small second tier, which slightly overhangs the lower one. Normally this may mean that the stadium would look imbalanced, but it has been well integrated with the rest of the stadium with oval stadium roof rising gently towards this stand. There are also two electric scoreboards which are suspended underneath the roofs at either end of the stadium. One unusual aspect of the stadium is that the team dugouts are actually situated six rows up on the South Stand. This is to allow team managers to get a better view of the game.

Please note that for the rest of the 2013/14 season the club will be playing its home games at the Excelsior Stadium, Aidrieonians FC. This is due to works being carried out at Hampden Park, in preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

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Rear Of South Stand Stand


Rear Of The South
                      Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Only part of the BT Scotland South Stand is open for Queens Park games and normally segregation of fans is not enforced. Two turnstiles P & O which are open for each game are located to the left of the main entrance. If segregation is in force, then away fans use turnstiles I & J, which are located to the right of the main entrance.

The facilities within Hampden are great, plus the leg room and view of the playing action, are also both good. On the good sized concourse there is a small club shop and refreshments on sale include; Steak Pie (1.90), Scotch Pie (1.40), Macaroni Pie (1.70), Cheeseburger (2.70) & Chips.

Although a pleasant afternoon out, crowds of around the 5-600 mark, in a 52,500 seater stadium, does little for the atmosphere. In fact at times, you would be thinking that you were attending a reserve match, with the players' voices echoing around the ground. Still the p.a. system stills booms around the stadium before the game and at half time, the electric scoreboards are in operation and there is still a game of football to watched.

On my last visit against Albion Rovers, five minutes before kick off, there was a fair queue for refreshments. An Albion fan shouts to his friend in the queue; 'Hurry up Willie, or else we'll not get a seat!'. That brought a smile to my face considering that there were around 52,000 empty seats inside the stadium.

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Where To Drink?

There is the Queens Park Social Club, in Somerville Drive (adjacent in office accommodation to the nearby Lesser Hampden ground), which allows in away fans. Otherwise there are a number of bars and chippies around the area of the stadium. My favourite is the Clockwork Beer Company on Cathcart Road (going away from the city centre). This spacious pub brews its own beers and stocks a wide range of whiskies.              

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The North & East Stands


The North & East
                    Stands

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From The M8/M73/M74:
Leave the M74 at Junction 1 and turn left at the roundabout into Fullarton Road, following the signs for Rutherglen. Go straight across the  next roundabout and at the following roundabout turn right into Cambuslang Road. You will cross over the River Clyde and then continue to the end of this road. At the traffic lights turn right and continue along Main Street Rutherglen and then on towards Mount Florida. Continue straight along this road until you reach the large Asda Store at which you turn left into Aikenhead Road. The stadium is up this road on the right hand side.

There is a large free car park, behind the South Stand.

For a map showing the location of the ground click here
(to take you to the Street Map website).

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By Train
The nearest stations to the stadium are Mount Florida & Kings Park. Both are served by trains from Glasgow Central (journey time around 10-15 minutes) and are around a five minute walk away from the stadium.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Admission Prices
Adults: 12, Concessions 2.
Parent + Child: 12 per adult, plus 1 per child.

Concessions apply to OAP's, Under 16's, Students & the Unemployed.

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Local Rivals

Clyde & Albion Rovers.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2 (available within the stadium).

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Fixtures 2012-2013
Queens Park FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Disabled Facilities

44 wheelchair spaces are available within the South Stand, as well as provision for an accompanying carer. There are also 55 places for ambulant/blind persons (guide dogs are allowed). Disabled supporters and their carers are admitted free. Places do not normally have to be pre-booked but it would be of courtesy to the Club to do so by calling them on 01224-650423.

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Other Places Of Interest

For all those ground enthusiasts out there, then make sure you take a peak at the old lesser Hampden, behind the West Stand. This is a small old ground, that has quite a quaint looking stand at one side of the pitch. In the past it has been used by Queens Park reserves, as well as for the odd first team outing.

The stadium is also the home of the Scottish Football Museum, which opened it's doors in May 2001. I was thoroughly impressed not only with the standard of museum, but also the vast array of items that can be seen. From a ticket from the first ever Football International held in Glasgow in 1872, to an exhibition of football related 'toys'. The current Scottish Cup is also available to view within the museum.

Scottish Cup

What I particularly liked was the emphasis on the fans involvement in the Clubs, from the first fanzines to the Tartan Army. The museum is a must for any true football supporter.

The museum is open daily from 10.00am to 5pm (Sunday's 11am-5pm, Last admittance all days - 4.15pm). Entrance costs 5.50 for adults and 2.75 for concessions. Tours of the stadium are also available on non matchdays for an additional charge of 3 adults, 1.75 concessions. Alternatively if you wish you can just book a tour of the stadium which costs 6 adults, 3 concessions. If you have an enquiry you can ring the museum on 0141-616-6139. Queens Park offer on matchdays a joint 'museum entry and matchday' ticket for just 10.

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
For Hampden:
149,415 - Scotland v England, 1937.
This is the record for the largest attendance at a football match in Britain.

For Queens Park:
95,722 v Rangers (1930).

Average Attendance:
2011-2012: 519 (Division Three)
2010-2011: 566 (Division Three)
2009-2010: 542 (Division Three)
2008-2009: 730 (Division Two)

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Hotel Accommodation

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