2012 London Olympics Hampden Park Venue

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2012 London Olympics Hampden Park Key Facts

Location Mount Florida, Glasgow, Scotland
Coordinates 55°49′33″N 4°15′7″W
Opened 1903
Renovated 1999
Capacity 52,103

2012 London Olympics Hampden Park  Sports

Hampden Park is going to host for the first event of London Olympic 2012 football games. It is a football stadium located some miles away from south of Glasgow city in Scotland. Hampden Park is national stadium of Scotland. Hampden Park was built in 1903 and it completed hundred years in 2003. It was renovated £70m to make it a five star venue.  It has been ranked internationally as a five star stadium. Hampden is one of the world’s oldest football ground. It was used many times as a venue for other type of sports and also for musical concerts and leisure events.  UEFA, the governing body of European team has rated Hampden Park as five star venues for the London Olympic Games 2012.
The Scottish Cup Final in 1874 was recorded in the history as the first match held in the Hampden Park stadium.

Travel guide to reach Hampden Park

The bus line 31, line 37 and line 75 is the easy way to reach Hampden Park. The Glasgow stadium is at a walkable distance from train station Glasgow central. The trains to reach Glasgow central start from Mount Florida or King’s Park stations. It takes five hours by train from London. There is an arrangement for special parking and it will be easy to reach the stadium following the driving instructions around the stadium. The nearest airport to Hampden Park is Glasgow airport and Glasgow Prestwick International airport. The flight from London to the nearest airport takes one hour time to reach.

Football Games during Olympics

Hampden Park is very famous for its so called Hampden roar. The sound made by the spectators watching the football matches is said to frighten the players playing opposite to England team. The Hampden roar makes the Hampden Park stadium venue an exciting feature in London Olympics 2012.  The men and women football competition matches have been organized at the Hampden Park stadium in London Olympic Games 2012.

Capacity of the stadium

The Hampden stadium has currently capacity of 52000 seats.