Three roads to Hampden?

Hampden Park is today known as the iconic home of Scotland’s national football team (and, of course, of Queen’s Park F.C.) However, did you know that there have been three different Hampden Parks since the formation of the SFA in 1873?

Hampden Park #1 was the first home of Queen’s Park and they played there for ten years. It was also at this time used as a venue for Scottish international matches. But plans to create the new Cathcart District Railway proved fatal for this first home of Scottish football as this plan shows.

RHP40386/1: Bound plans and sections of Cathcart District Railway, 1879
RHP40386/1: Bound plans and sections of Cathcart District Railway, 1879

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