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Hampden Mural by Ashley Rawson

 Welcoming you to 
 Football's Square Mile 

Our website introduces you to 21 locations across Glasgow that changed the world of football forever.

Each of these places played a role in the (rarely told) story of how Scotland invented, then exported the modern passing game of football to the rest of the world.

Football's Square Mile Logo by Ashley Rawson

 Poetry Companion For 
 Football's Square Mile 

Available in all good bookstores or online here:

 Football's Square Mile 

On 13th June 2021, The Hampden Collection opened the world's biggest open-air football museum in Glasgow, Scotland. They called it Football's Square Mile.


This is the most important football heritage site on the planet, and is the cradle of the modern game, which is played or watched by over 3.5 billion people around the world today. 


Football's Square Mile Alliance launched on 11th March 2022 and includes like-minded organisations who are supporting the promotion, protection and celebration of our footballing heritage, and has an overall mission to make this a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

On 23rd May 2024, The Hampden Collection completed its mission to demarcate all 21 sites via plaques and signs, and was announced via The Scottish Football Association's 'Week of Football'. This commemorative video showcases the project - 

Football's Square Mile Alliance Members

The Hampden Collection

The Scottish Football Association

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Life 

Clydesdale Cricket Club

Archeology Scotland

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust 

Queen's Park Football Club

Lost Glasgow

The Glasgow Football Tour

Association of Tartan Army Clubs

Friends of Cathcart Cemetery

Hampden Bowling Club

Jimmy Johnstone Academy of Football

Jimmy Johnstone Charitable Trust

Society for American Soccer History

The Rose Reilly Pub
Western District Cricket Union

Friends of Southern Necropolis

Victoria Bar & Queen's Park Cafe

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis

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