I also heard that a lot of football fans were already moaning about going to Hampden, before it was converted, as they don't like the shape of the stadium / distance from pitch etc.
Also apparently the SFA are only tied into the licence for the next two years, then they are free to decide if they want to go elsewhere.
They could interchange the big football finals between Celtic Park and Ibrox, or use some of the Edinburgh venues, and then keep Hampden as an international standard athletics centre. Sorted They have spent so much money on it, it seems really wasteful and stupid to rip it all out, when the SFA could just turn their noses up in 2yrs and go elsewhere if they chose.
From a local residents point of view, this week I have seen no violence, road / parking rage, broken bottles, litter, or excessive drinking in the street and we have had literally thousands and thousands of visitors coming through here every day. Unfortunately the same cannot be said when there is a Cup Final on .
Much quieter over here today, everyone must be out at the cycling. Far fewer camping in Pollok Park too, rain must have chased them off . Very busy traffic for last nights Hampden session, lots of people bringing their cars and parking in the local streets rather than trusting to the Park and Ride after the weekends bus fiasco. Probably be bedlam again tonight as folk seem to have cottoned on they can park here for free and word has gotten around .
Out for a light run this morning. Pollok Park very busy with all the campers. Ran some of the blue racing line they had painted for the marathon .
After my mega weights / endurance session last week I am now on two weeks taper! Hurrah!! Who needs a gym, just get an allotment . I cracked on at a fair pace last week, so I wont need to do any more heavy lifting now until after my race.
Enjoying watching some of the athletics, but if I see one more swimming race or lawn bowling televised . Actually its not so much the races, its the dire BBC commentary. I thought the World Cup commentary was bad, but this...!