Scotland: No football for a year at Hampden

source: Scotsman.com

Scotland: No football for a year at Hampden Scottish national stadium at Hampden Park is to be closed for a year. During that year temporary running track will be installed and then dismantled as Glasgow is to host Commonwealth Games 2014.

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Today Hampden Park is the second largest football stadium in Scotland, being also the national venue for over a decade. Its impressive history will now see a year-long break from football, both international and domestic.

Scotland’s international fixtures, cup semifinals and finals as well as Queens Park home games will all be transferred to different venues.

As it was announced on Wednesday, last football game is to be played in November 2013 before temporary conversion into a track and field venue begins. For one year the stadium will receive a running track with capacity decreasing to 44,000.

Return to football-mode is to begin right after the Commonwealth Games end in August 2014 and should last until “late 2014”.

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