Introduction and outline.4 min
How football developed. How Queen's Park FC started.4 min
30th Nov 1872 in Glasgow - Scotland 0 England 0.7 min
SFA founded 1873. Hampden Terrace. John Hampden (1595-1643).4 min
Location rediscovered 2017. Queen's Park kit design. First Scottish Cup final 1874.7 min
Scotland best in world. Rangers 1872. FA Cup Finals.5 min
Glasgow's "Colosseum"? 1888 landmarks. Professionalism.8 min
Third Lanark FC. Queen's Park lose primacy but still think big.7 min
Expansions. Record crowds. Decay (1970s). Renewal (1999).7 min
England rivalry. Growth of FIFA. Dreams & failures.8 min
Old Firm dominance & rivalry. Queen's Park survive & change.7 min
Women's World Cup 2019. Dick, Kerr Ladies FC 1920s. IFAB.6 min
European Cup 1960. Scottish highpoints. Andy Robertson.6 min
Summing up. Credits and references.2 min
⚽ Discover the origins of Scottish football; the birth of Queen's Park FC; the early cup finals and internationals; the three Hampden Park grounds; and Scotland's pioneering contribution to the growth of the modern game, which deserves to be better known and celebrated. Walk the ground and see the places where much of it happened.
⚽ This 110 minute tour starts from Queen's Park Recreation Ground and takes a route around the three Hampden Parks, finishing outside the present stadium. It is aimed at football fans with an interest in history. It is fairly detailed and so is probably unsuitable for children or younger fans.
⚽ Also try the optional and light-hearted football mystery quest game as you progress around the walking tour. It features a challenge at each tour stop.
⚽ This walking tour was produced in 2020 for the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival. The Glasgow Building Preservation Trust co-ordinates this annual festival about the city's architecture, culture, and heritage.