All about the EURO 2020 in Glasgow
For anyone visiting Glasgow for the first time, there’s a brief “blink and you’ll miss it moment” when you’re coming into town. If you’re arriving via the M8 and going over the River Clyde, you’ll be able to look in both directions and see the city’s two biggest football stadiums at the same time even though they’re four miles apart; Ibrox (home to Rangers) and Celtic Park (home to Celtic).
When you consider there’s Hampden Park; another 51,000 seater football stadium on the southside of the city, and Firhill Stadium (home to Partick Thistle) in the west-end of town, it’s clear to see that for a city the size of Glasgow we absolutely love our football.
So it’s no surprise really that Glasgow has been chosen as one of the host cities for EURO 2020, and here at Fraser Suites Glasgow we can’t wait to say Hej, Grüetzi, Gamarjoba, Hola and What’s the craic? to guests coming from all the Group D clubs.
If you’re from Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Georgia (maybe even Gibraltar) and are visiting Glasgow for the first time as part of EURO 2020, you’ll want to know how to get around, what to see and where to stay. Let Fraser Suites Glasgow be your guide to our amazing city.
What EURO 2020 games are taking place in Glasgow?
Glasgow is hosting four games as part of the tournament.
Splitting Group D games with London, we’ll be hosting three games on the following dates:
- 15th June
- 19th June
- 23rd June
Glasgow will also be hosting one of the rounds of 16 games on 30th June.
How do I get tickets for EURO 2020 games in Glasgow?
Anyone looking to get tickets has to sign up and apply now on the official site here.
When can I buy tickets for EURO 2020?
You can get tickets after a successful application via email. UEFA will let you know when you can buy tickets as part of the Fans First program. After Round 10 of qualifiers are over and we know who has qualified, December is when the majority of tickets go on sale as fans can apply for their own country via national association.
How much do tickets for EURO 2020 games in Glasgow cost?
There are set prices for the games with the tickets broken into three categories:
- Category 1 tickets are along the sidelines and cost €185
- Category 2 tickets are in the corners and cost €125
- Category 3 tickets are at either goal end and cost €50
How do I get to Hampden Park from the city centre?
During every game, there will be additional trains on southern lines from Glasgow Central, the city’s main train station. The train station near Hampden Park is called Mount Florida and will be signposted. It only takes about 10 minutes to get from the middle of town to Mount Florida.
Can I get a rideshare to Hampden Park?
Here in Glasgow, Uber is the primary rideshare app. There are local taxi companies which offer the same features in their mobile apps, namely Hampden Cabs and Glasgow Taxis. If you are planning on using taxis, make sure to download the app and get an account created before using for the first time.
How do I get into Glasgow from the airport?
With so many football fans flying into Glasgow airport, the 500 bus will be the direct route to the city. The bus stops at Glasgow Queen St station, with Fraser Suites Glasgow just a short walk away. The journey takes 33 minutes all in, and you can find directions on Google Maps from the airport to the hotel here.
How do I get around Glasgow?
We’re quite a compact city and getting from A to B is quite easy. The subway runs on a circular line going from the city centre to the west end and back again. Bus routes go through the city centre so making transfers is simple. There are dozens of bike hire stations around Glasgow as well (info here), so you can ride along the famous River Clyde, visit the trendy spots of the West End, and even ride a bike to Hampden Park if you’re keen.
The city centre has direct links to all over the country, so if you’re planning a day trip to see the sights in Edinburgh or want to head toward the Highlands, Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen St make travelling by rail a doddle.
What should I see while I’m in Glasgow?
We know all the hotspots around town to check out and have our list of what anyone visiting Glasgow for the first time needs to see. You can get all the info you need in our Glasgow attractions section.
Where can I stay in Glasgow for EURO 2020?
If you want a central location that will highlight the best of Glasgow, there’s no better place to be than right here at Fraser Suites Glasgow. Situated in the heart of Merchant City, the most popular neighbourhood for a great night out in Glasgow, we have serviced accommodation that suits anyone visiting our great city. Accommodation options include:
How can I get a hotel deal in Glasgow for EURO 2020?
If you already know what dates you’ll be here for a game, you can book in advance and save more money on your stay. See what special rates we have on our offers page.