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
Layout Of The Ground
Other Places Of Interest
Record & Average Attendance
|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.
|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.
|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.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
|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.|
Parent + Child: £12 per adult, plus £1 per child.
Concessions apply to OAP's, Under 16's, Students & the Unemployed.
Clyde & Albion Rovers.
|Official Programme £2 (available within the stadium).|
|Queens Park FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
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.
|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.
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
|Record & Average Attendance|
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).
2011-2012: 519 (Division Three)
2010-2011: 566 (Division Three)
2009-2010: 542 (Division Three)
2008-2009: 730 (Division Two)
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