Glasgow, voted European Capital of Sport in 2003, is Scotland’s sporting capital. Known the world over for its first class facilities hosting many events from global to grass roots level. The city also attracts the very best in sporting events from 2007's UEFA Cup Final to televised international athletics and gymnastics and not forgetting the city's two great mass participation sporting events - the Great Scottish Run in September and the Ignis Asset Management Women's 10K in May. Glasgow is also at the forefront of sports development, running coaching programmes across a wide range of sports - from football to swimming and badminton to kabaddi!
First opened in 1994 The Glasgow Climbing Centre offers a cheaper and less dangerous alternative to scouring Scotland’s actual mountain peaks. The centre offers excellent facilities for those eager climbers looking to practice their skills, and also classes for beginners wanting to enter the challenging world of Climbing.
The centre is situated in Bellahouston Park, within easy travelling distance from the Georgian House Hotel. Offering a modern dry slope, unrivalled tutoring, and snow sport activities for everyone. You don’t even have to be a member to ski, the hire service will cater for all your needs, and you can enlist for the school holiday ski sessions.
Back in 1867 “a group of gentlemen met with the purpose of starting a football team”, that meeting resulted in the start of one of the UK’s oldest teams Queen’s Park Football Club. Subsequently in 1903 land was purchased by the team’s committee, 33 acres in Glasgow’s south-side to build what was at the time one of the greatest and most technically advanced stadiums in the world. It has been called home by many teams over the years, most notably now by Rangers. The stadium was refurbished in 1990 by the National Stadium Committee, formed with representatives of the club and the Scottish football authorities. They managed to gather £12 million of funding to upgrade the North and East Stands, carry out external landscaping, improve car parking provision and provide hospitality lounges. The first phase of the upgrade was completed in 1994, however further works were required. So another investment was made costing £59 million, this project involved upgrading the South Stand and a redevelopment of the West Stand. The current capacity of the stadium is 52,000, it is one of the only two grounds in Scotland that hold the UEFA Five Star grade, the other being Ibrox. In addition to hosting football events the stadium also hosts concerts, American Football and large outdoor meetings. Providing its visitors with exquisite conference rooms, hospitality suites, exhibitions and dinners, Hampden is seen as an excellent and high quality venue for many purposes. Also the convenient parking and quick access to public transport links makes the stadium a good trip.
Home ground to Scottish Premier League Rangers F.C. Ibrox has hosted some of Britain’s most historic and epic football matches. One of the UK’s oldest stadiums and currently the 10th largest, it was one of the first stadiums to become ‘all-seated’. The South stand, now named the Bill Struth Stand, has been given Category B listing status. The stadium set the record for largest turnout to a league match, 118,567 people attended the ‘Old Firm’ game back in 1939, and still holds it to this day.