- Address: Letherby Drive, Glasgow
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 51,000
- Opened: 31 October 1903
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Hampden Park
Several sports clubs used the venue, which was the largest stadium by capacity in the world, for home games. Queen’s Park Football Club, the oldest football club from Scotland, were tenants of the venue between 1903 and 2021. Celtic Football Club, the first Scottish sports club with 1 million followers on its main social media page, played various home games at the stadium 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.
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.