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Hampden Park is one of the Euro 2020 (2021) host stadiums that will host matches between June and July 2021. Located in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, it is the oldest international football stadium in the world.
🏴 Glasgow’s Hampden Park: Home of Football
A Mythical Stadium
Opened in 1903, Hampden Park has been the scene of some of the greatest moments in the history of football. It is therefore logical that the stadium will host matches at Euro 2020. Four of them will be held there starting 14th June.
- Euro 2020: Three group matches + one round of 16
History of Hampden Park
- Between 1908 and 1950, it was the largest stadium in the world, seating 149,415 spectators for a match between Scotland and England in 1937.
- It was at Hampden Park that Zidane scored his legendary volley in the 2002 Champions League final.
All About Hampden Park
It is interesting to note that Hampden Park’s resident club, Queen’s Park, has played at this venue since as far back as 1873. Indeed, it is the third stadium to bear this name. The first one has since become a lawn bowling pitch, an English game similar to bowling, which is played on grass. The second was owned by the legendary Scottish club Third Lanark Athletic Club, which went bankrupt in 1967.
The current stadium was built in 1903 by Scottish architect Archibald Leitch. Inaugurated on 31st October of the same year, the resident club beat the legendary Glasgow Celtic (1-0).
Until the construction of the Maracaña in Rio in 1950, Hampden Park was the largest stadium in the world. Indeed, 149,415 spectators could be welcomed there. It is said that the atmosphere was so intense that the opponents were afraid to play in this stadium. However, the stadium has been seating-only since 1992 and only a little over 50,000 people can sit in its stands. It should be noted that the stadium underwent renovations in the 1990s following the Hillsborough tragedy (1989) and the Taylor report.
As well as being the home of Queen’s Park, it is now the headquarters of the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and the home ground of the national team.
Hampden Park in Figures
- Capacity: 52,063 seats
- Inauguration: 31st October 1903
- Owner: Scottish Football Association
- Residents: Queen’s Park and the Scottish National Team
- Field dimensions : 105m x 70m
- Surface: Natural grass
- Roof: No but covered stands
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📆 Euro 2020-2021 Match Schedule at Hampden Park
It was unimaginable that this anniversary edition of the Euro would go ahead without the mythical Hampden Park playing a role. Four matches will take place here: three of Group D’s games and a round of 16 match.
The three games to be played at the Scottish venue are all for Group D, which includes the Tartan Army. The Scots will therefore have the opportunity to proudly support their team as they are used to. Only England will not play any group matches at Hampden Park as they will be playing at their home ground of Wembley.
|Group Matches at Hampden Park||Date|
|Scotland 🏴 – 🇨🇿 Czech Republic||Monday 14th June at 3 pm|
|Croatia 🇭🇷 – 🇨🇿 Czech Republic||Friday 18th June at 6 pm|
|Croatia 🇭🇷 – 🏴 Scotland||Tuesday 22nd June at 9 pm|
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Hampden Park will be the scene of only one of the competition’s knockout matches when it hosts a Round of 16 clash.
|Final Stage Match at Hampden Park||Date|
|Round of 16: 1st Grp E – 3rd Grp A/B/C/D||Tuesday 29th June at 9pm|
It has been announced that the responsibility for deciding the number of fans allowed in stadiums belongs to the individual governments. They will be able to adjust their gauges according to their opinions.