Scottish FA To Stay At Hampden Park

After considering moving to Murrayfield in Edinburgh, the Scottish FA have announced that they are to remain at Hampden Park in Glasgow after agreeing to purchase the stadium from Queens Park FC for £5m.

Hampden Park

Hampden Park


Hampden Park has hosted Scotland Football matches and domestic cup finals since it was opened in 1906. Although seen as the spiritual home of Scottish Football, it has not been that popular with fans since it was redeveloped in the early 1990's an all-seater stadium. Poor sightlines due to the shallow rake of the stands and poor transport links have been the main grumbles. However with the stadium now owned outright by the Scottish FA, then there is scope for major improvements to be made.

Queens Park FC the only amateur team to play in the Scottish Football League will relocate the short distance to the Lesser Hampden Ground which lies adjacent to the main stadium. From what I have seen of the Lesser Hampden ground, it will need some improvements to be made to it, but with the Club having an average attendance of less than 700 last season, then it will be more than adequate for their needs. It is expected that the Scottish FA who currently lease Hampden Park will take over as owners in 2020. It is believed that the Scottish FA as part of the deal have taken over some debts relating to the stadium, bringing the overall bill to around £19m.

Lesser Hampden

Lesser Hampden

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