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August 25, 2011 Peer review Reviewed
November 10, 2011 Good article nominee Listed
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Untitled[edit]

What about Lesser Hampden?

we will also need a reference to Hampden Park, East Sussex at some point... --Davelane 21:49, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Wembley reference[edit]

I can't quite see the relevance of the line 'Hampden is Scotland's answer to Wembley', as Hampden is older than Wembley. Jack Parlabane 01:04, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Third Lanark F.C[edit]

Gonna change this to an A.C in line with the wikipedia article about the team.Also according to the 'Cathkin Park' article the ground was renamed 'New Cathkin Park' so I'll fix that for now, coolio? *killerpsychobunny* 03:17, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

"Tories planned to destroy Hampden Park"[edit]

--Mais oui! (talk) 09:18, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Hampden Park/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Arsenikk (talk · contribs) 17:31, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Comments
  • Images, dablinks and check out fine
  • The lead is somewhat on the short side. Anyhow, the last "paragraph" should be merged into one of the others.
  • Instead of saying "It celebrated its centenary on 31 October 2003", say "It opened on 31 October 1903".
  • The history needs to be summarized in the lead.
    • I think all three of the above points have been covered by expanding on the stadium history in the lead section. Jmorrison230582 (talk) 19:58, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Convert all measurements to metric; using {{convert}} makes this easy.
  • There is quite of bit of repeated linking. I've removed some, but be wary of this in future articles.
  • Don't link decades (fixed).
  • The first time SFA is mentioned it needs to be written out in full and linked.
  • Why is the match against Hungary mentioned? Beyond being a good team, it does not seems that it was a "key", "first" or "largest" or anything the like.
  • "remarkable" is a word to avoid in an encyclopedia.
  • Find a more objective term than "played several great games"
  • Similarly "a tremendous winning goal"
    • Okay, I have tried to remove some of those superlatives. I have replaced the Zidane adjective with a more technical description of his goal and a reference. Jmorrison230582 (talk) 19:58, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
  • The see also under 'structure and facilities' is rather confusing. It would be better to just incorporate a brief summary and and the link in the prose.
  • The rugby section needs to be copy-edited somewhat. The term "It was over 90 years until" should be rephrased to mention the next year (and perhaps date), and it is also confusing if the Romania game was part of the World Cup or not.
  • Songs are, but tours are not, in italics.
  • Most of the information in the 'records' section is mentioned elsewhere in the article, so I would suggest just dropping the section, and incorporating the few stray sentences (QP attendance etc) elsewhere.
    • I was following the example of (FA) Old Trafford, which has a separate records section that goes into a bit more detail about the fluctuations of Manchester United's attendances through time. I don't think this applies to Hampden because Queen's Park do not play on a high level and the number of big events at Hampden are therefore smaller (just some of the Scotland games and cup finals), but I think it is still necessary as a summary. Jmorrison230582 (talk) 19:58, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
  • The transport section should be compressed to a single paragraph
  • The one see also link is in a navbox, so the section and link should be dropped.

Overall an interesting and well-written article. Most of the above issues are minor, and after they are seen to, the article should pass. Arsenikk (talk) 17:31, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Most of the article looks good, but I'm concerned about the second paragraph in the lead. My concern is the section "Hampden was greatly expanded during the early 20th century. It became the largest stadium in the world and several attendance records were set. Its capacity has been greatly reduced since then," which although isn't incorrect in any way, is very vague. Instead of saying "early 20th century" (which could be anything form 1905 to 1940), use specific years, even if it is a range of years. Similarly, state the maximum record at the stadium. Instead of saying "greatly reduced", state the current capacity. Arsenikk (talk) 18:07, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

A am passing the article. Although I must just have missed it on my watchlist, it would have been faster if you had also posted on the review page that it was done. The article is well written and interesting; hope there are more of this quality coming soon :) Arsenikk (talk) 22:39, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

UEFA Category[edit]

The stadium is listed as a UEFA Category Four arena; which seems to me to be almost certain, given the matches it holds. However, some other articles, notably that of Queens Park describe it as being Category Three. Have changed the Queens Park article to say Category Four, but a reliable reference to prove this is so would be useful. I've not managed to locate one however. Grunners (talk) 23:18, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Hampden a follower of Cromwell?[edit]

The article actually says: " Englishman John Hampden, who fought in the English Civil War for Cromwell's Parliamentarians." Actually he died in 1643, well before Cromwell, his cousin, achieved real prominence, let alone leadership, in the parliamentary cause, while Hampden was in a sense its leader. So the opposite is more true: Cromwell was at first a minor commander among Hampden's Parliamentarians. Sjwells53 (talk) 16:50, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Fair enough. I have changed the wording accordingly. Jmorrison230582 (talk) 21:50, 27 February 2013 (UTC)