Cathkin Park, Crosshills, Glasgow, Scotland.

This morning, I visited Cathkin Park in Glasgow, Scotland. This site is a football (soccer) pitch with a long history, dating back to the early days of competitive football in Scotland.

Although currently a municipal park maintained by the Council, the site has a dishevelled, quasi-archaeological feel with extant terraces partly overgrown with vegetation. No goalposts are evident.

More information:

  • May qualify as the oldest extant international football pitch in the world. Location of first Anglo-Scottish club final in 1902.
  • An extended oval, in the Scottish tradition.
  • Has been host to football matches since 1884.
  • Originally home of Queens Park between 1884 and 1903 then Third Lanark until bankruptcy of latter club in 1967. Last professional match played at the site on April 25th 1967.
  • Pitch is still used by amateur clubs, Hampden AFC and a reformed Third Lanark.

Video clip of Cathkin Park.

Logo of Third Lanark F.C. at Cathkin Park, Glasgow.

Terraces, Cathkin Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

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