Hampden Park

20160714_145939To conclude my trip to Scotland, I visited the national stadium, Hampden Park in Glasgow. They have a lovely museum of Scottish Football in the basement which has lots of fascinating exhibits of the early days of football in Scotland right through to the present day. The museum is the home of the Scottish Cup, the oldest football trophy in the world.

I also took a stadium tour which included the luxurious changing rooms, an indoor training pitch where I successfully kicked a penalty at a blazing 38mph. They also took us out to the pitch through the tunnel that the players use and the tour guide turned on some recorded crowd noise and I will admit to feeling a wee thrill as we emerged into the sunlight this Scottish summer day.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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