Plans for the "New" New Lesser Hampden

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Work began this week on turning New Lesser Hampden into a licensed ground for Queen's Park. They no longer own Hampden Park itself and cannot play regular fixtures there. However, depending on when the new work is completed they may get dispensation to play a few more games at the big ground when football restarts, if necessary.

The original Lesser Hampden was located where the Main Stand car park lies. It was an ash pitch and was used until the 1970s. New Lesser Hampden was created in the 1930s with a grass pitch and was enclosed to control access.

Queen's Park have turned full time professional for next season and have already made signings that indicate they mean business.

The plans can be viewed here:

 

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Work began this week on turning New Lesser Hampden into a licensed ground for Queen's Park. They no longer own Hampden Park itself and cannot play regular fixtures there. However, depending on when the new work is completed they may get dispensation to play a few more games at the big ground when football restarts, if necessary.

The original Lesser Hampden was located where the Main Stand car park lies. It was an ash pitch and was used until the 1970s. New Lesser Hampden was created in the 1930s with a grass pitch and was enclosed to control access.

Queen's Park have turned full time professional for next season and have already made signings that indicate they mean business.

The plans can be viewed here:

Are they blowing the money they got for Hampden or have the got a rich benefactor?
Is there any likelihood they’d be able to attract 4-figure crowds?
 

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Rich benefactor. Willie Haughey, ex Celtic Director and Queen's Park player. He matched the SFA's bid to buy Hampden from Queen's Park with another £2million of his own, and has now agreed to underwrite Queens move to full professionalism.

 

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Presumably the new East Stand will just be for away supporters, well segregated as it doesn't look as if there is any spectator access behind either goal. Still better than the one sided grounds at Dumbarton and East Fife!
 

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Presumably the new East Stand will just be for away supporters, well segregated as it doesn't look as if there is any spectator access behind either goal. Still better than the one sided grounds at Dumbarton and East Fife!
A quick look on Google Earth suggest there is ample space on the North Side for a large stand if they ever needed one.
Virtually no space to the south unless they eat into the disabled car park spaces. I’m not sure how much of the land / car park QP have retained. But if they wanted a four-sided ground, looks to me like they’d need to shift the pitch northwards a bit.
 

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Plenty room at both East and West sides. 914 in West (Home), 812 on East (Away). East would also have the potential to be divided if necessary. No need to have anything behind the goals where the space is a bit more restricted. If they'd wanted four sides it would have been in the plans.
 

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Always had a soft spot for QP with living in Shawlands for a couple of years and not being interested in any of the big 2 so would go off and watch the spiders!

Hopefully there will still be the chance to take in one last game at the National Stadium before the permanent move happens with a crowd present.

They have given up a lot of what makes them special but it feels like their hand was forced and hopefully they can kick on and compete rather than having dreams of squeezing up through the play-offs and knowing that inevitably regelation is likely to occur,
 

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