Travel advice for Scotland v Costa Rica at Hamden

Published 22 March 2018

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International Friendly  Hampden Park, Glasgow

Scotland v Costa Rica, 

Friday 23rd March 2018, 

Kick Off: 1945 hours

ACCESS/EXIT ROUTES

Persons attending events at Hampden Park should be aware that the area surrounding the stadium is mainly residential and the availability of on-street parking is extremely limited. On event days, Police Scotland’s advice to persons attending Hampden Park is to use public transport to get to and from the stadium, if not travelling by organised coach/bus.

Ongoing Roadworks

Please note there are major roadworks on Aikenhead road near to Hampden stadium, Aikenhead Road is closed to vehicles between Prospecthill Road and Curling Crescent.

Hampden Purple Carpark will be closed for this event.

Congestion and delays can be expected.

Plan ahead and arrive early.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Detail with regard to getting to and from the stadium can be found on the following websites:

Hampden Park: https://www.hampdenpark.co.uk/visitor-information/public-transport.html

Scotrail:Additional carriages and services run both pre and post event, with Mount Florida and Kings Park train stations being a short walk from the stadium. https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/timetables-and-routes

First Bus:Provides transport to the stadium from Glasgow City Centre and surrounding areas. https://www.firstgroup.com/journey-planner

PRIVATE CAR

If you do take the car, please be aware of Glasgow City Council Parking Controls – Event Day Parking Zone - which affects streets near to Hampden Stadium and will come into force during relevant, well attended events:

Please note that the Queens Park Recreation Ground in unavailable for this event.

Further parking information is accessible via the links below

https://www.cityparkingglasgow.co.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2167

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17550

PRE MATCH ROUTES FOR COACHES APPROACHING THE WEST OF THE STADIUM:

M8 Westbound: Exit M8 at Junction 22 and join the M77. Exit M77 at Junction 1 (Dumbreck Road), turn left onto Dumbreck Road and continue to crossroads junction with Titwood Road and Haggs Road.

  • Vehicles under 4.2 metres in height only should continue straight through the junction onto Titwood Road.
  • Vehicles over 4.2 metres in height but under 4.6 metres in height should turn right onto Haggs Road, turn left onto Shawmoss Road then turn right onto Titwood Road.From Titwood Road, turn right onto Minard Road, continue onto Langside Avenue to the Langside Monument roundabout. Take the 2nd exit onto Battlefield Road, continue on Battlefield Road to the first traffic light junction and bear right remaining on Battlefield Road to the ‘T’ junction with Cathcart Road. Turn left onto Cathcart Road and take the immediate right onto Letherby Drive, where your coach will be directed to park in the ‘blue carpark’. A car park pass will be required for entry; those without a pass should utilise on street parking at Battlefield Road and Langside Road as directed by police motorcycles.

M80 Southbound: Join M8 Westbound and continue as above.

M74 Northbound: Continue from the M74 onto the M73 and thereafter onto the M8 Westbound and continue as above.

M8 Eastbound: Exit at Junction 21 (Seaward Street), keep to inside lane, avoiding width restriction in outside lane, and continue to roundabout. Take 4th exit from roundabout onto M8 Westbound and thereafter join M77 Southbound. Exit M77 at Junction 1 (Dumbreck Road), turn left onto Dumbreck Road and continue as above.

A77/M77 Northbound: Exit at Junction 1, Dumbreck Road, turn right and continue as above.

Blue Car Park Pass Holders: Follow the directions for M8 Westbound, after turning left onto Cathcart Road take the next right onto Letherby Drive, Cross Carmunnock Road and into Blue Car Park.

POST MATCH ROUTES FROM THE WEST OF THE STADIUM:

Langside Road: Continue to Langside Monument roundabout. Take 3rd exit onto Langside Avenue. Continue west on Langside Avenue through the junction with Pollokshaws Road onto Minard Road. Continue on Minard Road and turn left onto Titwood Road and follow reverse of inward route towards M77/M8 as appropriate, taking account of the undernoted height restrictions

  • Vehicles under 4.2 metres in height only should continue on Titwood Road to the crossroads junction with Dumbreck Road and Haggs Road.
  • Vehicles over 4.2 metres in height but under 4.6 metres in height should turn left onto Shawmoss Road, turn right onto Haggs Road, the turn left onto Dumbreck Road

Queens Drive: Turn left onto Langside Road, keep right at traffic lights, and continue on Langside Road, Continue to Langside Monument roundabout. Take 3rd exit onto Langside Avenue. Continue west on Langside Avenue through the junction with Pollokshaws Road onto Minard Road. Continue on Minard Road and turn left onto Titwood Road and follow reverse of inward route towards M77/M8 as appropriate, taking account of the aforementioned height restrictions.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT:

Designated Parking on WEST SIDE of Stadium Only for Costa Rican supporters:

Costa Rican supporters attending in private vehicles should follow the directions given for supporters’ coaches above, and utilise on street parking where available to the West of the stadium.

Costa Rican fans attending the hospitality area should Exit the M8 at Junction 22 and join the M77. Exit the M77 at Junction 1 (Dumbreck Road), turn left onto Dumbreck Road and continue until crossroads junction with Titwood Road and Haggs Road. Vehicles under 4.2 metres in height only should continue straight through the junction onto Titwood Road. From Titwood Road, turn right onto Minard Road, continue onto Langside Avenue to the Langside Monument roundabout. Take the 2nd exit onto Battlefield Road, continue on Battlefield Road to the first traffic light junction and bear right remaining on Battlefield Road to the ‘T’ junction with Cathcart Road. Turn left onto Cathcart Road and take the immediate right onto Letherby Drive, where the ‘blue carpark’ is located. A car park pass will be required for entry; those without a pass should utilise on street parking where available.

On street parking is controlled by an Event Day Parking traffic regulation order. Parking restrictions are indicated by way of road markings and road signs.

On street parking should only be utilised out with restricted areas as a tow-away scheme is in operation for illegally parked vehicles. As a result of the Event Day Parking restrictions, there is limited parking available in the vicinity of the stadium. Supporters are therefore encouraged to travel via public transport where possible. Supporters using rail services should travel via Mount Florida station.

PRE MATCH ROUTES FOR SCOTLAND SUPPORTERS COACHES APPROACHING THE EAST OF THE STADIUM:

Due to works around Hampden the Purple Car Park will not be open for this fixture.

M74 Northbound: Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie). Turn left onto Polmadie Road, at the traffic lights turn right onto Calder Street. Continue on Calder Street to junction of Cathcart Road, turn left and travel south on Cathcart Road towards the stadium. As you approach the West of the stadium take the lane to the left onto Carmunnock Road. This will take you to the ‘Blue Car Park’.

A car park pass will be required for entry; those without a pass will be directed to park on Calder Street or as directed by police motorcycles after exiting the M74. Buses entering the ‘blue carpark’ must enter no later than 90 minutes prior to kick off. Hospitality vehicles entering the ‘blue carpark’ must enter no later than 60 minutes prior to kick off.

M74 Southbound: Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie). Turn right onto Polmadie Road, turn right onto Calder Street, where your coach will be directed to park.

M80 Southbound: Exit towards M73 Junction 4 (Mollinsburn) and continue south. At Junction 1 join the M74 north and follow the above route.

M8 Eastbound: Continue on the M8 to junction 1 of the M74, (offside lane). Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie) and follow the route above.

M8 Westbound: Exit the M8 at junction 20 (nearside lane), merge onto West Street, turn left into Wallace Street, keep left to continue on Dalintober Street, merge onto M74, exit the M74 at junction 1 (Polmadie) and follow the route above.

A8 Westbound: Continue onto the M8 to Junction 8 (Baillieston) and join the M73 southbound. Thereafter take the offside lane to join the M74 and follow the above route.

POST MATCH ROUTES FOR SCOTLAND SUPPORTERS FROM THE EAST OF THE STADIUM:

After the event, coaches in Polmadie Street and coaches facing south in Aikenhead Road, should follow the reverse of the routes shown above.

Coaches parked facing north in Aikenhead Road should continue north on Aikenhead Road, turn right into Cathcart Road, then turn right into Caledonia Road to the roundabout junction, turn right onto The Boulevard, continue to the roundabout junction, turn left onto Kilbride Street, continue to the traffic light junction, turn right onto Polmadie Road and join M74 junction 1A.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT:

Designated Parking on EAST SIDE of Stadium only for Scotland supporters:

Scotland supporters attending in private vehicles should follow the directions given for supporter’s coaches above, and utilise on street parking where available to the East of the stadium. Scotland fans attending hospitality for the fixture Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie). Turn left onto Polmadie Road, continue to junction with Aikenhead Road, continue south onto Aikenhead Road, stay in the right hand lane and continue through the junction with Prospecthill Road turn right into the ‘purple car park’ on the right.

A car park pass will be required for entry; those without a pass will be directed to park on Street parking. Hospitality vehicles entering the ‘blue carpark’ must enter no later than 60 minutes prior to kick off.

On street parking is controlled by an Event Day Parking traffic regulation order. Parking restrictions are indicated by way of road markings and road signs.

On street parking should only be utilised out with restricted areas as a tow-away scheme is in operation for illegally parked vehicles. As a result of the Event Day Parking restrictions, there is limited parking available in the vicinity of the stadium. Supporters are therefore encouraged to travel via public transport where possible. Supporters using rail services should travel via Mount Florida station.

ROADSIDE VEHICLE CHECKS

In Scotland, it is an offence to possess or consume alcohol on board a public service vehicle, or a railway vehicle which is attending a designated sporting event. The legislation in relation to this is stated within section 19 of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995.

Police officers will carry out roadside vehicle checks at numerous locations prior to this event.

Supporters’ coaches and vehicles may be stopped at these locations and could be subject of a thorough search to ensure this legislation is being complied with.

ROAD CLOSURES

In order to enhance the safety and security of all spectators prior to and at the conclusion of the match, Police Scotland will temporarily close a number of roads around the perimeter of the stadium. These closures will be for a short period of time and will be lifted as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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