05 Apr 2018
Queen’s Park has agreed in principle to sell Hampden Park to the Scottish Football Association (SFA).
If the deal can be finalised in the coming weeks the governing body will remain at the famous Glasgow stadium.
SFA has been considering whether to extend their lease of the Mount Florida ground when it expires after 2020, or move to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
Hampden Park has hosted Scotland matches since 1906, with the vast majority of Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup finals also taking place at the ground. It has also hosted Champions League finals, live music events, the Commonwealth Games in 2014, and will welcome Euro 2020 matches.
Commenting on the Save Hampden campaign back in February, Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “Glasgow Chamber is backing Hampden as the home of Scottish Football. The debate over the two venues goes further than football. Losing Hampden could damage the city’s international status as a sports city, having a knock-on effect on other sports, other sectors and the wider economy.
“Glasgow, with Hampden in place, has the ability to host major events such as the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships, we welcome large concerts and we are the base for the Scottish Football Museum and Injury Clinic, the loss of which should be considered throughout the campaign.”