When did Hampden Park open for events and when was the stadium built?
There were two 19th century stadia called Hampden Park, built on different sites. A stadium on the present site was first opened on 31 October 1903. Hampden was the biggest stadium in the world when it was opened, with a capacity in excess of 100,000! The most recent renovations were completed in 1999 which formed the venue as it is today.
How many matches are held there a year and how many event spaces are available for hire? In a typical year Hampden Park hosts the latter stages of both the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup competitions along with any Scotland International Home Fixtures. 2020 is an exciting year for Glasgow and the stadium as the city has been chosen as 1 of 12 cities that will host UEFA EURO 2020 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the championship, with Hampden Park having been selected as one of the host venues for three group games and a round of 16 match.
What makes it so special for meetings and events?
The venue combines both traditional Scottish hospitality with modern and extremely flexible event spaces to provide guests with a complete service experience. Booking an event at Hampden Park gives delegates the unique opportunity to spend the day at the National Stadium, an experience normally reserved for high profile matchdays and concerts by some of the world’s biggest stars! Guests can take a sneak peek behind the scenes with event spaces overlooking the iconic Hampden pitch, or even enjoy a private dining experience in the players tunnel itself!
How many people can it seat for dinner events?
Up to 450 guests for dinner.
What type of diverse events have been held at the venue to date?
Alongside notable major events including the 2014 Commonwealth Games and concerts by global superstars such as Beyoncé, Pink, and Ed Sheeran the venue has also hosted a diverse range of exhibitions, exams, conference and other high profile events.
Tell us something we wouldn’t know about the venue?
Hampden is probably the only stadium in Europe to have been registered as an airport – it was used after the 2nd World War so that flying demonstrations could be held!
Directions – Road
The venue is located 5 minutes from the nearest motorway (M74, Junction 1A Polmadie/Rutherglen) and access into the stadium by car is via Aikenhead Road.
There are 1000 car parking spaces located within the main car park in front of the William Hill South Stand, all of which are complimentary.
Directions – Rail
The stadium is a five minute walk from Mount Florida station and King’s Park station and trains to both stations run from Glasgow Central.
Please call National Rail enquiries on 0345 748 4950 for further information.
Directions – Bus
First Glasgow operate the following bus services from the city centre on a regular basis: 5, 6, 7, 7A, 34, 90, 31.
Please call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 for further information.
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Here's what our happy clients have to say about us
“Many thanks for the use of your facilities, our customers and suppliers again gave us great feedback on the venue.”
“Everything went very well and the evaluations from the day were all very good and we were well looked after.”
“Everything was excellent - I would highly recommend and we will now host all our Glasgow events from Hampden Park."
"The event did go well and I would like to thank all the staff. Everyone was so helpful. Everything was as we required. Couldn’t fault you guys"
"All the staff we dealt with were very quick to respond to our requests and were always helpful and polite which helped the smooth running of the event"
Venue was great. My client was delighted as we got to see the Scottish Cup which was being used for a press event happening on the pitch. Will certainly look to use the facilities again in the future.