Hampden Park – What Keeps Football Fans Coming Back?
Being the home of Scotland's National Football team - what lures football fans from around the world to experience a match at Hampden Park?
September 4, 2023
Hampden Park, home of Scotland’s national football team, was the first modern football stadium in the world and has since become synonymous with having one of the most electric atmospheres in world football.
Being the oldest international football stadium in the world, it continues to host football fans from across Scotland and the world. Let’s take a look at why Hampden Park remains a ‘must visit’ football stadium for football fans, and what keeps the Scotland faithful coming back every year…
The Cultural Significance of Hampden Park
When it comes to cultural significance, Hampden Park is right up there with its counterpart, the Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium, as a symbol of culture and traditions in Scotland.
Opening in 1903, Hampden Park is heralded as the first modern football stadium in the world and it is believed that it brought the modern style of possession-based football with it as Queen’s Park FC became a dominant force in world football! 114 years on, it still remains a significant part of Scottish culture.
Not to mention, it hosts both domestic cup competitions in Scotland – The William Hill Scottish Cup Final and the Viaplay Cup Final.
Corinthian Sports offers Scottish Cup Final, Scottish League Cup Final and Scotland International hospitality packages so enquire now for a memorable matchday experience at Hampden Park with us!
Located in the Heart of Glasgow
Being the national stadium for Scotland football, Hampden Park is easily accessible from major cities in Scotland, particularly Glasgow. Hampden Park is just a short, 5-minute walk from both Mount Florida and King’s Park train stations with services running frequently from Glasgow Central station.
If you’re planning your journey to the stadium from one of Scotland’s major cities, visit ScotRail to check services and plan your journey ahead of your matchday experience!
With three European Cup / Champions League Finals, two Cup Winners’ Cup finals, and a UEFA Cup final on top of countless international and domestic matches, Hampden Park is a stadium that’s littered with history.
Leigh Griffith’s free kick brace against England, Che Adams leading Scotland to a 2-0 triumph over Denmark, McTominay’s last-minute winner against Israel as well and his memorable brace against Spain – these are just a few of the moments that Hampden Park has produced over the years.
Each moment resembles its own history and all of which sent the Scotland faithful into pandemonium! When it comes to moments and overall atmosphere, there’s no international fan base in the world that comes close to what Scotland are capable of.
With Scotland taking on England in the 150th Anniversary match at Hampden Park on 13th September 2023 before taking on Norway in a crunch Euro 2024 Qualifier, book your Hampden Park hospitality experience with Corinthian Sports today while stock lasts!
The Electric Atmosphere of Hampden Park
Whenever a Scotland match is taking place, the stakes are often very high. Whether it’s Celtic and Rangers battling it out for the Scottish Cup, or Scotland paving their way to the World Cup or the EUROs, there is never a dull experience at Scotland’s national stadium.
Hampden Park seats over 51,000 fans on a matchday and, particularly for Scotland national football fixtures, it becomes a cauldron and becomes a seriously intimidating place to play for any rival team. Similar to the likes of Anfield Stadium, it is one of those venues where the crowd have the capability to pull their team through the fire and win the match on atmosphere alone.
Who could forget Scotland’s 2-0 win against Spain in April? Check out one of Footy Adventures’ matchday vlogs and get a glimpse of what it’s like to experience a Scotland international fixture – it is incredible!
Hampden Park Hospitality Packages
Corinthian Sports are proud to offer hospitality across all major football matches at Hampden Park including the Scottish Cup Final, Scottish League Cup Final, Scotland EURO Qualifiers and Scotland international fixtures!
Join Corinthian Sports in the Pegasus Lounge for a memorable hospitality experience, and get VIP tickets to some of the biggest fixtures in the Scottish Football calendar.