Stewart McDonald MP has joined a long list of local stakeholders in sending a letter to support the retention of Hampden as Scotland’s National Stadium.
Glasgow South MP Stewart McDonald, whose constituency includes Hampden, has said there are clear social, economic and cultural benefits to keeping Hampden as Scotland’s national stadium.
The letter suggests a move to Murrayfield would create several “unknowns”, creates an uneven playing field for the distribution of the most popular sports in Scotland and could have a damaging impact on the future of Queen’s Park.
Stewart McDonald MP's letter says:
“Glasgow has been home to world-class sporting events over many decades, at which Hampden has been a major part and enjoyed by many tens of thousands of people.
“To end that historic title as being the home of Scottish football would be a major blow to Glasgow’s reputation as a world-class sporting city.
“I therefore am supportive of the efforts to ensure Hampden Park remains as Scotland’s national stadium, with a deal that benefits all parties involved and has the determination and ambition to better our city’s sporting reputation even more.”