During the Second World War, the matches were prohibited to be played here, owing to the fear of aerial bombing by Luftwaffe (the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces).
The stadium is famous for its Hampden Roar which is a roar for Scotland national football team by the fans to terrify the opposing teams.
Located 3 miles away from the City Centre in Glasgow, Hampden Park is better known as the Scottish National Stadium where all the home games of Scotland are hosted along with being the annual venue of the Scottish Cup Finals. The Park was built in the beginning of the 1900s and was inaugurated on 31st October 1903 with a football match played between Celtic and Queens Park. That time, the stadium was designed in the shape of a bowl. It was considered as the biggest stadium in the world with a capacity of around 100,000 spectators. The stadium has been served by King’s Park and Mount Florida railway stations.
The Hampden Park has hosted the European Cup final in 1960 where Eintracht Frankfurt and Real Madrid combated and the result was 3-7. About 130,000 people visited the stadium to watch the match.
Hampden Stadium is the home for Scottish Professional Football League and Scottish Football Association.
The Stadium is regarded as a UEFA category-4 stadium.
The stadium has hosted full rugby union matches in November 1906, August & October of 1999, and in November 2004.
The highest attendance in the venue was 149,415 and was recorded for the football event of British Home Championship between Scotland and England in 1937.
In 2000, the renovated venue hosted a boxing competition between Mike Tyson and Lou Savarese. However, the event was heavily criticized due to Tyson’s unethical behavior.
It served as the temporary stadium to host the athletic events of the 2014 Commonwealth Games along with the closing ceremony of the event.