Hi guys welcome to another episode ofUltimate Bucket List and on today's show I'm here at Hampden Park the home ofScottish football.
Hampden Park the Wembley of the north is home to theScottish national team the Dark Blues the Tartan Army and it's also home tothe Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup finals but what's the stadium actuallylike to go around so this is Hampden Park and this is home to the Scottishnational team but that's not strictly true because Glasgow is actually home tofour other football clubs you've got Rangers in the Westyou've got Celtic who play in the East parsec thistle who play up in the northand you've got a club called Queen's Park not to be confused with Queens ParkRangers who play in London and they're at Division two site that averages about400 per game but they play here at the national stadium that holds 50, 000people what what am I missing here why as it turns out Queen's Park actuallyowned the damn stadium not the Scottish national team something that I actuallydidn't know about and the Scottish Football Association have literally justreached an agreement to buy Hampden Park from Queens Park so by this time nextyear Queen's Park will have moved into a different stadium and this will be thesole home of Scottish football but what's Hampden Park actually like to goaround let's find out so whilst recording that bit outside thestadium I was actually late for my tour by aboutfive minutes but fortunately this current chap decided to let me in anywayand whisk me through the stadium to catch up with the rest of the tour groupso I missed about the first five minutes we ended up finding the tour group inthe away teams dressing room which was actually not too bad it was actuallyquite spacious one of the better away teams dressing rooms that I've ever beento and it's got pretty modern amenities maaan lockers modern showers and alldecked out in Scottish dark blue you then get to go into the warm-up area nowboth teams actually use this indoor warm-up area that's kind of lined withgrass and here at Hampden Park you actually get this weird speed shootingcontest thing where you get to shoot the ball as fast you can into a goal so Ican beat this guy surely holy cow did I just missed in threeyards out cut that's pathetic and I've just been embarrassed by a child yay butanyway this warm parrot is pretty sizable we then go into the Scottishdressing room and to be honest it looks exactly the same as the away teamsdressing room and that's actually not by accident.
Hampden Park has to be aneutral venue so both teams dressing rooms have to be pretty much exactly thesame so same showers same amenities samewalkers same color it's all pretty much the same as the other dressing room andbarring a few little other bits they're pretty much identical but once you'vegone into the dressing room it's time to go into the tunnel area where you get avery interesting talk about what happens just before a match and then they letyou out onto the field to the sound of the Hampden Roar! so to be honest Hampden Park is prettymuch exactly as I expected it to be it's a single tier stadium and on firstglance you will realize that this holds 50, 000 people given that the stadium isonly one tier but it does it's mainly because it's used also as an athleticstrack so this is actually quite a sizable stadium it's actually prettycool I do like the Scottish flag emblazoned in both sides of the stadiumin the seats and once you get your talk at pitch side you then go up the fighterstairs and go to the Scottish Cup presentation area this is where thevictors of the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup get their trophy uphere afford to eat the best view of the stadium so I highly recommend that youtake plenty of pictures here unfortunately you don't get an actualcook you get this cardboard cutout so if you do want photo opportunities well youget to do it with this piece of cardboard yay but after that that'spretty much the end of the guided tour they let you out in their restaurantarea and there's a little shop where you can buy Scottish football souvenirs ifyou want to they also show lots of famous people who have been to thisstadium now your ticket also Council for the Scottish Football Museum and I gottasay it's probably one of the better football museums that I've been to youget to learn a lot about Scottish football and you get to see some prettycool things like the silver Claret Jug and the actual Scottish Cup yes this isthe actual one not a replica there's some pretty cool artifacts and somequality merchandise this being one of them obviously if you kids get boredthey can always sit down and play a game of FIFA if they want to but it's prettyinteresting to learn all about Scottish football and pretty much every team isrepresented here I also like the fact that they honor that women heresomething that I think doesn't happen enough the museum is actually prettycool pretty expansive as well they've even got this section for Kilmarnock forsome reason for not entirely sure why and there's some pretty cool historicalartifacts that you can play around with you also get access tothe Scottish Football Hall of Fame this is a collection of some of the bestScotsman to have ever graced the game including this man right here oh waithere yes yes he was probably the best Scotsman to have ever lived and this guyhe wasn't too bad apparently you can also find out more about your favoriteScottish heroes by using the computer terminals on the side but other thanthat that's pretty much it it's up the stairs you go and that's the end of yourtour here at the home of queen's park and scottish football.
So Ninh, how wasHampden Park it was actually ok it actually wasn't too bad the tour itselfwas actually kind of a little short even though it lasted an hour and I think thereason is because you didn't really see all that much and we spent a lot of timein these individual sections however one of the plus points is that Hampton Parkunlike Wembley actually has history and charmit also has significantly nicer tour guides so that definitely helps in thegrander scheme of things but if you all go to Hampden park I highly recommendcoming for the museum not necessarily the stadium tour I actually learned alot about Scottish football just from walking around the exhibits and if youare driving past I highly recommend that you come to the museum and if a tour ishappening at the same time great go to that as well okay nin I'm salt what do Ido well you need to come here to Glasgowit's linked by motorways trains and it has an International Airport so it's nottoo difficult to get here but getting to these stadiumscan be a little bit more tricky you're going to have to negotiate publictransport or Drive there I'll leave the details on the side of the screen howmuch does it cost well I'll leave the prices on that sideof the screen there but suffice to say that no tool was overtly expensive andit generally got what you paid for so yeahhonestly not bad would you recommend to have the park well as I mentionedearlier if you've got time to do the tour and the museum great but in allhonesty if you've only got time to do once orI highly recommend that you either go to Ibrox or Celtic park first before youcontaminant park obviously if you're dying to see this place then ya comeinto Hampden Park but to be honest the other two Glasgow for book clubs offermuch better tours check out my other videos to see what that's like so wheredoes this rank in the hierarchy of your stadium tourswell kind of like that well it was better than wembley i can say that eventhough wembley has the newer facilities Hampden Park it had a lot moreinteresting history and the tour guides were significantly nicer if you'veenjoyed this episode please be sure to LIKE share and subscribe comments on thecomment section below and if I get any other bucket list ideas sweet them at meforget enough suggestions I'll go ahead and do that so guys thank you very muchfor watching and we'll see you in the next episode what's over all guys but overall guys if you are hit you knowwhat yeah actually give it a go you just hold that for us yeah call about it noyet frame then yeah okay Nick I'm sold what do I do people I know I'm stood in the middle ofthe road but people can't just like drive around it's apart and I'mliterally driving around I've no idea where the hell I am in fact where am ioh wait that's handy Ninh Ly – www.
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