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Scottish Football Association chief executive Ian Maxwell will look at Stuttgart’s Mercedes-Benz Arena with a view to redeveloping Hampden Park.

Maxwell confirmed that the national stadium is to remain the home of Scottish football but conceded that improvements are needed.

https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/teams/scotland/stuttgart-stadium-could-provide-inspiration-for-hampden-revamp-1-4798303
That would mean a conversion into a real football stadium without the athletics track. :)
 

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You get more capacity in a curve than a conventional end in theory. They could continue the upper tier of the main stand to the other three stands I guess though.
 

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The Scottish FA's deal to buy Hampden Park could be in danger of collapsing.

The governing body agreed a £5m deal with owners Queen's Park in September, after discussing moving to Murrayfield.

The agreement was due to be signed off last month, but negotiations have stalled, with one source describing talks as being "completely deadlocked".

One of the key stumbling blocks is a refusal by Glasgow City Council to waive a floating charge unless it has a say on how the stadium is run.

It invested around £2.6m into the redevelopment of Hampden in the 1990s on the proviso it would have representation on the board of Hampden Park Ltd (HPL), the body set up to run the stadium.

The Scottish FA has yet to form a new company or entity to replace HPL but has told the council - which has the power to block any deal - it will not be allowed a seat at the table.

Council bosses also want assurances on the future of the National Football Museum, which is housed at Hampden, but so far the Scottish FA has yet to offer any.

Queen's Park want to continue playing their home matches at the National Stadium beyond season 2019-2020, but the Scottish FA wants them out by the end of next season.

The Scottish League Two club fear the delay in getting a deal done will impact on their ability to redevelop Lesser Hampden.

It is understood around £3m of the money received from the sale of the stadium will be used to develop the area close to the National Stadium.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47094061
 

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The Scottish FA has concluded its agreement to purchase Hampden Park and will take ownership of the national stadium on 1 August 2020.

The governing body agreed a £5m deal with owners Queen's Park in September 2018, after discussing a possible move to Murrayfield.

The League Two amateur club have now accepted the final and binding deal.

With a capacity of just under 52,000, Hampden will stage three group fixtures at the 2020 European Championship and one last-16 knockout tie, before the Scottish FA takes control and the end of its current lease period.

"The real work begins now to ensure Hampden Park can continue to serve the needs of the game and be an inspirational home for Scottish football in the future," said Scottish FA president Rod Petrie.

Queen's Park, the oldest association football club in Scotland - founded in 1867, will relocate to Lesser Hampden.

"Whilst it is a sad day for the club as proud owners of the national stadium, the conclusion of these protracted discussions and negotiations, will allow the club to fully focus on building our future at an upgraded Lesser Hampden," said a statement.

"We must now look forward to ensure we remain a vibrant and competitive football club within Scottish football. To this end we will be shortly commencing works, on what is presently known as Lesser Hampden, to convert it into a licensed ground for our competitive matches."
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48694803
 

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It seems a little bizarre a deal to have the SFA owning it wasn't done in the late 90s when the last big redevelopment happened.
 

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UEFA Euro 2020 matches in Glasgow:

Group Stage (Group D):

- June 15: Winner Play-off Path C - Czech Republic (Match 8);
- June 19: Croatia - Czech Republic (Match 19);
- June 23: Croatia - Winner Play-off Path C (Match 31);

Round of 16:

- June 30: Winner Group E - 3rd Group A/B/C/D (Match 43)
 
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