The SFA board is due to meet in late January to consider its findings and, although no final decision is expected at that stage, it will shape Hampden’s future. Chief Executive Stewart Regan says there is a realistic chance that the Scottish Football Association could leave Hampden Park. The governing body has been in discussions with owners Queen’s Park, Rangers, Celtic and Scottish Rugby about switching internationals and cup finals. The SFA’s 20-year lease expires in 2020, but there is a renewal option. Regan has said:
We know it will cost many, many millions of pounds to stay for another term of a lease similar to what we have now and we need to know that we can afford to stay if that’s the option the board goes down.
It’ll ultimately come down to costing and funding. In order to run a national stadium you need to be able to maintain it, repair it and operate it, so all those factors will feature in our analysis.
Three group stage matches and one round-of-16 match at the Euro 2020 finals will be held at Hampden, and they could prove to be the last internationals played at the stadium unless another operator decides to intervene.