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Hampden Park

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Hampden Park

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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.

As shown on the map, Hampden Park is located in the south side of Glasgow. The stadium is 2.6 miles from Glasgow city centre. The venue is easily accessible on foot, by cycle and by public transport as it is served by multiple bus and rail routes. Car parking at or near the venue will be restricted to authorised vehicles only. 

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 venue for Scots as it is home to the national football team.

Hampden has been transformed for Glasgow 2014 – the playing surface has been 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 have been created next to the stadium at Lesser Hampden, with secure, direct access from this site into the main stadium. 

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.

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