- Address: Letherby Drive, Glasgow
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 51,000
- Opened: 31 October 1903
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Queen’s Park (football)
Extra stadium info – Hampden Park
The stadium was known as the largest stadium by capacity in the world. Celtic, the first Scottish sports club with 1 million followers on its main social media page, played various home games at the stadium named Hampden Park in the 1990s. Celtic became the first football club from the United Kingdom with a European championship title. The Scottish Claymores, a former American football club, also played home games at the venue. They won the World Bowl once. The Claymores won the title after beating the German side named Frankfurt Galaxy in 1996. The game between the German and Scottish club took place in Scotland in front of a crowd of 38,000.
Queen’s Park Football Club, also known as The Spiders, use the Hampden Park for home games. The club was founded in 1867. Queen’s Park is known as the oldest football club from Scotland. The club is also among the oldest football clubs in the world. In 1874, they won the inaugural edition of the Scottish cup tournament. Queen’s Park won the tournament 10 times in the 19th century.
The European championship for football clubs
The Hampden Park hosted several finals for the European championship for football clubs. In 1960, the Spanish side Real Madrid won the first one of those finals after beating the German side Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3. It was the second European football championship final with a crowd over 100,000. The final was the fifth final of the championship and it resulted in the fifth European championship title for Real Madrid. In 1961, the Portuguese side SL Benfica became the second football club with a European championship title.
The European championship for national football teams
The national football teams of Croatia, the Czech Republic, Scotland, Sweden and Ukraine played at the Hampden Park during the European championship for national football teams in 2021. Sweden versus Ukraine was a round-of-16 match and the other games were group-stage games. Croatia and the Czech Republic both won a group-stage game at the venue. Ukraine won the round-of-16 game.
The Hampden Roar
In 1937, the stadium’s record attendance of 149,000 was set in a match between the national football teams of Scotland and England. The famous Hampden Roar was first noticed in a football game between Scotland and England in 1929. Scotland, who had played the second half with ten players due to an injury to Alexander Skinner Jackson, equalised in the final minute. The roar that followed the goal was so loud that Jackson, who was in the Glasgow Victoria Infirmary, could tell that Scotland had scored.