The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has agreed a deal in principle to acquire the country’s Hampden Park national stadium from League One Queen’s Park.
Glasgow-based Hampden Park has been the home of the Scottish national side since 1906, but recent reports suggested the SFA had been considering moving to another venue, with Edinburgh’s Murrayfield mooted as a possible new site.
The SFA currently leases Hampden Park under a deal that is due to end in 2020, but should the agreement with Queen’s Park go through, the national governing body would take full control and ownership of the stadium.
BBC Scotland reports that the SFA would also favour retaining Hampden Park as the home of Scottish football – something it would not have done if Queen’s Park had refused to sell.
However, Hampden Park remains in need of major redevelopment and should the deal go ahead, the SFA would need to invest in various improvements in order to help bring the facility up to modern standards.
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