GLASGOW’S HAMPDEN PARK TURNED INTO ATHLETICS VENUE

Glasgow’s Hampden Park is to be unveiled as an athletics arena after months of renovations ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Usually the home of Scotland’s national football team, the stadium closed its doors last year as work to install a running track began.

Diggers were brought in to remove the stadium's turf, and 6,000 steel stilts have been put in place to raise the surface by almost two metres to create the width and length required for an International Association of Athletic Federations-approved track. 

During the Games the stadium will seat 44,000, returning to its 52,000 capacity at the end of the event.

The Commonwealth Games begin on 23rd February 2014.

Posted on 12/03/2014