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Hampden

Hampden is Scotland’s National Stadium and has a capacity of 52,000 (though its maximum capacity before seating regulations came into place was 149,415!) It is known throughout the world as an iconic home of football and is a stadium to be proud of – it’s 5* status provides a home for the Scotland football team, a neutral venue for semi-finals and finals, and a first-class facility for a wide range of events. The stadium was the venue for the 2002 UEFA Champions League and 2007 UEFA Cup finals. The stadium will also play host to football matches in the 2012 Olympic Games and be the sole venue for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games rugby 7s. The stadium is also used for concerts by some of the world’s best known music groups such as U2, AC/DC and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Visit www.hampdenpark.co.uk for more information

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Glasgow Warriors

The Glasgow Warriors are one of two professional rugby clubs in Scotland and play at the 10,887 capacity Firhill Stadium. Many of the Warriors players also compete internationally in the 6 Nations and the World Cup. Some of the Warriors current squad have been at university or college in Glasgow proving they have the brains to match their strength.  

Visit www.glasgowwarriors.org for more information

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Celtic

Celtic football club was established in 1887 and play at Celtic Park, the biggest stadium in Scotland with a capacity of 60,832. In 1967, Celtic became the first British team, and only Scottish team, to win the European Cup. The players, subsequently known as the Lisbon Lions, were all born within a 30-mile radius of the stadium. Celtic are one of Scotland’s strongest club teams and regularly do well in the Scottish Premier League and European club competitions.

Visit www.celticfc.net for more information

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Rangers

Rangers football club was established in 1873 and play at Ibrox on the south side of Glasgow (capacity, 51,082). Rangers are one of Scotland’s strongest club teams and have won more domestic league titles than any other team in the world. They won the 1972 European Cup Winners Cup and more recently were runners-up in the 2008 UEFA Cup Final. 

Visit www.rangers.co.uk for more information

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Glasgow Wildcats

Glasgow Wildcats are the Netball Superleague Franchise for Scotland. Coached by the Scotland head coach, Denise Holland, the Wildcats completed their first season in the UK Superleague in 2008-2009. The Superleague sees the Wildcats compete against the very best English and international players on a weekly basis. 

Visit www.glasgowwildcats.co.uk for more information

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Glasgow Rocks

The Glasgow Rocks are the only professional basketball team outside England that competes in the British Basketball League. The Rocks are one of the leading franchises in the league and play their home matches at the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena.

Visit www.glasgowrocks.co.uk for more information

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Run Glasgow

Each year, Glasgow plays host to 3 of the largest and best road races in the UK: The Women’s 10k, Great Scottish Run, and the Junior Great Scottish Run.

Visit www.runglasgow.org for more information