A survey conducted by the Scottish Football Supporters Association has found that just 15% of fans were in favour of the Scotland national side staying at Hampden Park. The Scottish FA are looking to quit the national stadium after 114 years when the lease expires in 2020, as it would cost 'many, many millions of pounds' to maintain the stadium over a new 20-year lease according to SFA chief Stewart Regan.
His comments angered League Two side Queen's Park who own the stadium, but now around 3000 fans believe that it is time to ditch Hampden.
34% of those fans voting backed staging games at Murrayfield, while another 25% voted for matches to be held across the country.
Following the poll, SFSA chairman Simon Barrow called on Regan to consult fans before deciding on the fate of Hampden.
He said: “The results of the research is concerning. Clearly the status quo is not working, and with such widespread views on the question of the national stadium we believe that a full independent consultation should be conducted before any future decisions are made about Hampden Park. It is too big an issue for the SFA to consider alone.
“It is also clear that fans themselves must be involved as key stakeholders in this decision. “Given the issues that have been highlighted by the research we would also be in favour of further work being done to explore the options to update and improve the current stadium.”
What is your take on Hampden - should cup finals and internationals remain at Hampden or should we ditch the national stadium for good?
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