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Hampden Park, known as Pàirc Hampden in Scottish Gaelic, has been the home of Glaswegian football for well over a century; hosting some of the biggest, most memorable sporting events in history. Queen’s Park FC – Scotland’s oldest football club – have played at Hampden Park since 1873, but Hampden Park has also been the site of numerous league finals, cup finals, and even the Commonwealth Games.
Getting to Hampden Park by train
Hampden Park is easy to reach from Glasgow Central station, which you can get to directly from a wide variety of CrossCountry stations all around the UK. When you arrive at Glasgow Central, simply hop on a train to Mount Florida station, taking around 17 minutes or take a bus ride of around 30 minutes to Hampden Park.
Popular routes to Glasgow Central station include Edinburgh to Glasgow, Birmingham to Glasgow, York to Glasgow, and even all the way from Exeter to Glasgow. Whichever corner of the UK your journey starts from, find a direct route to Glasgow with CrossCountry.
About Hampden Park
Hampden Park is no regular football ground – it is an enormous feat of construction, with a fantastically large capacity and history. The Hampden Park we know and love today is, in fact, the third iteration of the stadium. The stadium you see today opened in 1903; however, Hampden Park had two predecessors built in 1873 and 1884 respectively. When the third Hampden Park opened, it was the biggest stadium in the world with a capacity of 100,000. The record for the match with the highest attendance ever was at Hampden Park with an enormous 149,415 people in 1937. Unsurprisingly, in 1977, tighter safety regulations were introduced which capped capacity at 81,000 – almost half the size of the crowd in attendance 40 years prior!
Hampden Park is, of course, best known for its connection to Scottish football. It has been the home ground of Queen’s Park Football Club for many, many years until the Scottish Football Association took ownership in 2020, and Queen’s Park found a new home in Lesser Hampden. Football matches at Hampden Park throughout history have created such a buzz that the celebration from the Scottish crowd has become known as the ‘Hampden Roar’. With such an incredible atmosphere at this historic ground, it’s no wonder that Hampden Park is so beloved. As well as the ground’s incredible history with football, it also hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Things to Do at Hampden Park
If you’re a lover of all things football, then you’ll absolutely love a day out at the Scottish Football Museum housed inside this iconic stadium. Showcasing the world’s oldest national football trophy, and with past exhibitions exploring women’s role in Scottish football, Scottish players in international teams, the history of Scottish cricket and curling, and celebrating individual Scottish teams. This is a museum that is interested in cultural history you won’t find elsewhere. A day out at the Scottish Football Museum is a unique experience – it is unlike any other museum.
Pair your visit to the museum with a stadium tour, and you’re in line for a truly unforgettable day in the heart of Scottish football! Experience the stadium exactly how players do on match day – feel the tension, the excitement, and the adoration of the fans. Taking you on a tour of the underground roadway, changing rooms, and the warm-up area, as well as walking pitch-side through the player’s tunnel. Taking the official tour of Hampden Park is a special experience for fans of the beautiful game – it is not to be missed.
Of course, the greatest way to spend a day at Hampden Park is to be a part of the crowd at a major football match. Whether it’s a league game or part of an international tournament, hear the Hampden Roar live and in person, and feel the history of over a century of football.