Scottish FA to decide between Hampden Park and Murrayfield as home stadium of Scotland football team

29 Aug

The Scottish FA’s board will decide on Wednesday where the Scotland football team will play their fixtures from 2020.

In July proposals were submitted by Queen’s Park – the amateur League Two club who own Glasgow’s Hampden Park – and by Scottish Rugby, which wants to lure the matches to Murrayfield in Edinburgh once the existing lease expires.

The seven members of the board will now sit down on Wednesday in an attempt to reach a consensus. A simple majority would also be sufficient to determine where games will be played.

According to the BBC, the board could decide they still need more time to reach a verdict.

Scotland fan and talkSPORT host Jim White thinks it’s a simple decision to make. “If they have to make the move, then for God’s sake move,” he said in a passionate speech on his show.

He is also no supporter of the nation’s Football Association as you can see in this video.

Hampden was the largest venue in the world when it was opened in 1903 with a capacity of more than 100,000, which was further extended in 1927 and 1937 to a peak of 150,000. It holds the European record for an international football match attendance of 149,145 for a Scotland v England match in 1937.

Zidane scored a great goal for Real Madrid at Hampden Park

It hosted the 1960 European Cup final when Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 in front of 127,000 and was the setting for Zinedine Zidane’s volley in 2002.

It’s current capacity is just under 52,000, with Murrayfield at 67,144.