Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hampden Park Glasgow Commonwealth Games Day 7

Hampden Park Glasgow
Commonwealth Games Day 7
Athletics Morning Session
Wednesday 30th July 2014

Weather Dry And Mild +18

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A Fact
Hampden Park (often referred to as Hampden) is a football stadium in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow, Scotland. The 52,025 capacity venue serves as the national stadium of football in Scotland. It is the normal home venue of the Scotland national football team and amateur Scottish league club Queen's Park F.C. and regularly hosts the latter stages of the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup competitions. It is also used for music concerts and other sporting events. Hampden is being reconfigured for use as the main athletics stadium for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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. This was increased further between 1927 and 1937, reaching a peak of 150,000. The record attendance of 149,415, for a Scotland v England match in 1937, is the European record for an international football match. Tighter safety regulations meant that the capacity was reduced to 81,000 in 1977. The stadium has been fully renovated since then, with the most recent work being completed in 1999.
The stadium houses the offices of the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). Hampden has hosted prestigious sporting events, including three Champions League finals, twoCup Winners' Cup finals and a UEFA Cup final. Hampden is a UEFA category four stadium and it is served by the nearby Mount Florida and King's Park railway stations.From Wikipedia

Lesser Hampden

Lesser Hampden
Pictures Taken 30/7/2014
Lesser Hampden is a football stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, which is located immediately beside the western end of Hampden Park.
In 1923, Queen's Park were looking for an alternative venue for their other teams.The club purchased a farm to the west of Hampden Park and built a pitch and stands.When it opened in 1924, Lesser Hampden had a capacity of 12,000.To save money, the original farmhouse was retained and was converted into a pavilion anddressing room.This farmhouse, which dates back to the 19th century is believed by football historians to be the oldest football building in the world. The changing rooms were closed in 2013 for safety reasons.
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Action From Lesser Hampden

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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Edusport Academy v Mid Annandale FC

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South Of Scotland League 
Edusport Academy 0 Mid Annandale FC 0
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Saturday July 26th 2014 3pm Kick Off 
Attendance 35 (Cap 3,000)
Weather Hot And Sunny +28

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