Queen’s Park to Return to National Stadium Next Season

Scotland National Teams to utilise state-of-the-art facilities. Spiders to return in September with Hampden Park pitch to be renovated following Red Hot Chili Peppers concert

The Scottish FA has agreed a deal with Queen’s Park Football Club for the use of Hampden Park as the club’s registered home ground for season 2023-24.

As part of the arrangement, the Scotland National Teams will utilise Lesser Hampden as a state-of-the-art training facility in addition to Oriam, Scotland’s National Performance Centre in Edinburgh.

The national stadium playing surface will be fully renovated following the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert on July 23 and be available for use by Queen’s Park following the 150th Heritage International against England on September 12.

These parameters have been relayed to the Scottish Professional Football League for fixture planning.

Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA Chief Executive: “We are pleased that we have been able to reach agreement with Queen’s Park, who will use the national stadium for the forthcoming season. As part of the agreement, our Scotland National Teams will be able to utilise the world-class facilities at Lesser Hampden.

“Steve Clarke and the men’s national team have already spoken highly of Lesser Hampden, having used it as a training base for the back-to-back wins against Cyprus and Spain in the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifiers, and hopefully it can continue to play a part in our success.

“With the increasing fixture calendar across all of our national teams, and with the need to ensure provision for coach education and referee training and development, it is hugely beneficial to access Lesser Hampden as well as our long-standing partnership with the National Performance Centre at Oriam.”

Leeann Dempster, Queen’s Park Chief Executive: “We are excited to be able to return to Hampden Park for what will be an exciting season for us in the cinch Championship.

“While we continue our redevelopment of Lesser Hampden, we are happy to provide the state-of-the-art facilities to the Scotland National Teams as part of the rental agreement. I’m sure our fans and visiting fans will look forward to games at Hampden Park next season and we are also pleased to be able to support the efforts of our national teams in the process.”

Queen’s Park’s home games prior to September 12th will be played at Lesser Hampden.

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