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Hampden Park

Constructed 1903. Rebuilt 1990s. Adapted for 2014. The feats. The roar. The finale.

Hampden Park

At one time the world's largest stadium, Glasgow’s famous Hampden Park will play host to the Track and Field Athletics competitions and the XX Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony. Hampden Park is an iconic place not only for Glaswegians, but also for all Scots as it is home to the national football team.

Hampden will undergo a transformation for Glasgow 2014 – the playing surface will be raised by 1.9 metres to transform the stadium from a football venue into an international-standard Track and Field facility. A warm-up track and jump areas will be created next to the stadium at Lesser Hampden, with secure, direct access from this site into the main stadium. Further improvements will be carried out at both Hampden and Lesser Hampden, leaving a sporting legacy after the Games.

Fast facts

  • The highest recorded attendance at Hampden was in 1937, when 149,415 spectators watched Scotland v England.
  • The Stadium is graded as a Five Star stadium by UEFA.
  • Hampden is not just a legendary football venue. Over the years it has hosted some of the world’s most successful musicians and bands, including Bruce Springsteen, U2, AC/DC, Tina Turner and the Rolling Stones.