Basic Site Details

Name: Hampden Park Football Ground
Town, district or village: Mount Florida
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Some sources state that Leitch worked on the original stadium (opened 1903), but Inglis has shown that in fact he did not work at Hampden Park until 1927.

Hampden Park was the world's largest stadium until the opening of Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Grandstand  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Mount Annan Drive  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 819001903 Layout and South Stand
Item 2 of 8October 1903 Opened 
Item 3 of 81927  Extension of east terrace and replacement of wire-rope barriers
Item 4 of 819361937 North Stand and extension of South Stand
Item 5 of 819671969Alteration/conversionWest terracing covering, grass, TV boxes, dressing rooms. Cost 180,000,
Item 6 of 8June 1967 Scheme acceptedQueens Park football club received planning permission to build covered terracings, costing 100,000.
Item 7 of 8Early 1990s  National Stadium Phase 1 Redevelopment (new East Stand with saltire on seats and new North Stand with Hampden on seats): 38,000 seats at a cost of 12m.
Item 8 of 8Mid 1990s  National Stadium Phase 2 Redevelopment (West Stand and Main Stand rebuilt)

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 10Richard HendersonArchitectA  Architect of original stand? Role unclear
Item 2 of 10James MillerArchitect 19021903South Stand - in collaboration with Glasgow engineer Alexander Blair
Item 3 of 10Archibald ('Archie') LeitchArchitect, EngineerB1927 Extension of east terrace and replacement of wire-rope barriers
Item 4 of 10Archibald Kent Leitch (or Archie Leitch (junior))EngineerC19361937North Stand and extension of South Stand
Item 5 of 10Archibald Leitch & PartnersArchitectural practiceC19361937North Stand and extension of South Stand
Item 6 of 10Robert Wilson D19671969West terracing covering, grass, TV boxes, dressing rooms. Cost 180,000,
Item 7 of 10Thomson, McCrea & SandersArchitectural practiceD19671969West terracing covering, grass, TV boxes, dressing rooms. Cost 180,000,
Item 8 of 10William Hamilton SandersArchitectD19671969West terracing covering, grass, TV boxes, dressing rooms. Cost 180,000,
Item 9 of 10William McCreaArchitectD19671969West terracing covering, grass, TV boxes, dressing rooms. Cost 180,000,
Item 10 of 10(Sir) Robert McAlpine & Sons LtdBuilder, ContractorEEarly 1990s National Stadium Phase 1 Redevelopment (north and east stands)

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Queen's Park Football Club 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Galbraith, Russell1993The Hampden Story   
Item 2 of 6Inglis, Simon2005Engineering Archie: Archibald Leitch - football ground designer London: English Heritagepp170-5
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 5 of 6Sloan, Audrey with Murray, Gordon James Miller, 1860-1947  p58
Item 6 of 6Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p530

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building23 June 1967  p180
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Herald23 March 1994   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of John ParkInformation via 'Contact Us' on website Sent August 2011 (John Park was always told that Richard Henderson designed Hampden Park. Henderson designed his great grandfather's buisness premises).