Hampden Park lit new LED lighting as part of preparation for hosting Euro 2020 matches

Before 2020 ended, Hampden Park, one of the venues for next summer’s Euro 2020, announced the installation of a new LED lighting system featuring cutting-edge special effects technology as part of the preparation for the tournament. It also part of their commitment to UEFA, who requires the host stadiums to have an Elite A Category standards.
According to reports, Hampden Park Limited, the Scottish FA and the UEFA EURO 2020 Local Organising Committee which includes the Scottish Government, worked in partnership with the tournament’s Mechanical and Electrical Consultant Engineers, Hulley and Kirkwood Ltd, to design a new LED floodlight system for the stadium to meet the strict criteria set by UEFA.
Ian Maxwell, CEO, the Scottish FA said, “We are delighted with the new Musco installed lighting system, which will enhance the fan experience here at Hampden Park for the forthcoming UEFA EURO 2020 matches that we will proudly host in June 2021. The legacy of hosting this prestigious tournament will bear fruit for years to come for fans as they enjoy football once again in Scotland’s National Stadium.”
Scotland, who have never reached any major tournament since 1998 World Cup, will join Croatia, Czech Republic, England in Group D, set to play in Hampden and Wembley following the 5-4 penalty shootout win over Serbia. Ryan Christie struck in the 52rd minute, before Luka Jovic headed in an injury-time equalizer to take the match to extra time. Mitrovic had his spot-kick saved by David Marshall.
Matches to be staged in this arena are: Play-off winner C v Czech Republic; Croatia v Czech Republic; Croatia v Play-off winner C; Round of 16: 1E v 3A/B/C/D). The Hampden Stadium staged the first ever international football game: Scotland 0-0 England, 1872. Hampden was the biggest stadium in the world when it was opened, with a capacity in excess of 100,000.
The world’s biggest stadium from 1908–50, Hampden Park held a record attendance of 149,415 for a 1937 Scotland v England match. Hampden Park is home to the Scottish national team and Scottish League Two club Queens Park. The stadium has hosted prestigious sporting events, including three European Cup / Champions League finals, two Cup Winners’ Cup finals and a UEFA Cup final.

The Euro 2020 will now take place from June 11 to July 11 in 2021. The venues for the said competition to be staged next year confirmed to be the same. Meanwhile, Clarke’s side was placed in Group F alongside Denmark, Austria, Israel, the Faroe Islands and Moldova for the World Cup 2020 qualifying round in March this year.