Hampden or Murrayfield

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  1. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Broony telling it like it is....


    Former Scotland captain Scott Brown has slammed the Scottish FA’s decision to remain at Hampden as the Celtic skipper branded it “possibly one of the worst stadiums” for atmosphere.

    Scottish football’s governing body confirmed on Tuesday that they will stay at Hampden beyond its current lease period, and will buy the arena from current owners Queen’s Park in 2020, rather than relocate to Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

    But Brown, who won 55 caps for Scotland and skippered the side before hanging up his international boots, told STV that Hampden was the “wrong stadium for a football match”.

    Fewer than 17,500 attended Scotland’s UEFA Nations League opener against Albania on Monday night, leaving plenty of gaps in the 52,000-capacity stadium.

    Brown said: “Hampden is possibly one of the worst stadiums I have played in for atmosphere.

    “For Scotland, I think we should be playing at Celtic Park, Ibrox, then the smaller games - where you only get 17,000 - should be at Hibs and Hearts.
     
  2. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    If Haughey hadn't intervened where was the 2.5 million shortfall in valuation coming from?
     
  3. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Campbell Ogilvie's EBT
     
  4. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Well snaffled on whisky and Thai ladyboys.
     
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  5. liammcdowell

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    Seems a crazy decision to me. Hampden has far more cons than pros and Murrayfield far more pros than cons

    Hampden: difficult to get to, in the middle of a housing estate, roads not equipped for the influx of people alongside non existent alternative travel arrangements, terrible atmosphere and Matchday experience

    Murrayfield: fantastic travel infrastructure (train, tram, park and ride, near the airport) for everyone, Edinburgh much better equipped to deal with influx of people, miles better Matchday experience and choice in terms of food and drink in and around stadium, bigger stadium, better atmosphere, it’s just a far nicer place generally both in and outside the stadium

    I can’t see the argument for Hampden at all other than a nostalgia one
     
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    Believe its money and events. they will now hold more concerts and exhibitions and ovb Haughley will get money back through it

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  7. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Even gigs are honking at Hampden.

    I seen Red Hot Chilli Peppers there about 10 years ago and it was easily the worst time I've seen them. All the noise seems to go up the way which is probably down it's design.

    Unless it was an artist or band that I was dying to see, I'd patch any gig I seen was being held there.
     
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    Look at England last night, they have a magnificent stadium but still see that a friendly is more suited to a smaller stadium. Plus it lets fans from other parts of the country go to games that they might not have been able to attend in London. We should be using our club sides stadiums on a game to game basis and got Hampden to *.
     
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    Murrayfield is even bigger and Hampden is already too big for the Scottish National Team. I have no idea how 15k more empty seats would improve the atmosphere.
     
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    S.F.A are a shambles still, a remaining institution moving with masons orangeman and jobs for the boys. You only need to look at the National teams progression or the level of player the country has produced over the last 25 years. Embarrassing!!

    The rebuild of the old Hampden should have been a modern showpiece, it's one of the most historic football stadiums in the world. Think the new Wembley or the Welsh National stadium!! Sickening what they did to that ground it's now tiny and completely soulless.
     
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  11. Tim-Time 1888 Winner UEFA Champs League Last 16 prediction comp Gold Member

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    A cynic might wonder if this was the reason, allowing a last ditch plea/beg/get on board, for the announcement being postponed from a few weeks back .. :fear:
     
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    Year that Biffy Clyro supported them? Was at that one, RHCP were awful, I put it down to the band, but glad to hear you reckon its the worse youve seen them and put it down to the arena
     
  14. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aye, that's the one mate.

    I seen them before that at T in the Park and Wembley and both times they were class. I put it down to Hampden, all the noise seems to go up the way which is probably why the atmosphere is * for most games.
     
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    What sort of money does it take to knock a stadium and rebuild a new modern one. Whod also be paying for one in scotland if it where to happen. Even just knock behind the 2 goals, bring it closer to the pitch and have 2 tiers at both ends. Im sure a few hundred million could do it.
     
  16. Tim-Time 1888 Winner UEFA Champs League Last 16 prediction comp Gold Member

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    They're having to cobble together a deal to raise a few million what chance a few hundred million :giggle1:
     
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  17. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff (capacity 76,500) cost £121 million to build and that was 20 years ago.

    Aviva Stadium in Dublin (capacity 50,000) cost €410 million to build in 2010.

    A modern, purpose-built stadium like those is what's needed really for the long-term but as @Tim-Time 1888 says there's not a chance in * of funding being approved.
     
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    Best thing they can do is the two far end stands take the roof off remove seating and concrete steps keep founds structure and build the concrete steps in closer to pitch add roof back on stuttgart said cost 80 million


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    These corporate sponsors that steal tickets from fans, at cup final time, that go all season to matches all season should dig even deeper in their pockets, tto pay for a new national stadium.
    Whilst its getting razed to the ground and a new stadium built with larger capacity and better parking and access for the fans, all Semi finals and finals should be held at appropriate stadiums, ie Murrayfield for matches involving Celtic and unfortunately, the huns with other stadiums not involving them used for matches that are roughly halfway between the participating teams.
    One advantage although probably not the only one, of Celtic playing at Murrayfield means there ought to be a bigger allocation of tickets for supporters.
    Normally about 20,000 each for Hampden should translate to approx an extra 6,500 to 7,000 tickets for each team's support.
     
  20. dbhoy72

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    For these semis stick aberdeen and manky mob at Murray field or one of the Edinburgh parks and us at hampden.
     
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