With the record-breaking Grand Prix Poker Tour heading North of the border to Scotland for the first time, Glasgow is the host city for the latest live leg of the UK’s most exciting poker extravaganza! But while Hampden Park is known for being the Scottish National football stadium, as well as the home of Queens Park Football Club, there is plenty still to discover about this fantastic ground in one of the richest cultural areas of modern Britain.
Glasgow is the heart of Scotland and Hampden Park one of the most popular places for tourists to visit, with the old stadium famous not just for hosting football but many other sports, most recently athletics in 2014 when it hosted the Commonwealth Games. With poker players descending on the famous city between May 14th-15th, we’ll see our latest Grand Prix Poker Tour champion crowned with the winning prize of $35,000 and trophy sure to be battled over with the same fight and determination of so many old-school Scotland vs England ties at Hampden Park itself.
With a capacity of 51,866, Hampden Park is not just a major stadium in Scotland but in Europe, and holds the record for a European attendance in an International fixture, after 149,415 people witnessed Scotland play England in 1937. Post-war, Hampden was fully renovated several times, with the last main work done to the grand old ground in 1999. Perhaps the greatest goal in Hampden Park’s history was not scored by Scotland, Queens Park, or opponents of either side. In 2002, Hampden Park played host to the UEFA Champions League final, where Zinedine Zidane scored a spectacular effort to clinch the trophy for the famed ‘Galacticos’! Check it out:
Appropriately enough for a venue that has seen trophies and medals handed out to elite sportsmen and women, you could win some serious gold in Glasgow this May. The Main Event has a guarantee of $250,000, with a fantastic $109 entry meaning true value is available in what will be the biggest MTT held in Scotland for some time. If you make Sunday’s Day 2, then you’re automatically in the money with Day 1’s and satellite qualifiers running around the clock on partypoker. The min-cash is worth $330, $221 cash and another $109 ticket to a future leg!
When it comes to gold specifically, there won’t be a bigger prize handed out for a $109 in history if someone is to win GPPT Glasgow after winning a ‘golden chip’. the incredible promotion makes it possible for someone to win an extra $50,000 ON TOP of the $35,000 top prize if they are one of the first 500 competitors in a Day 1. You can read all about the promotion for Glasgow Golden Chips here.
In addition to the golden chip promotion, the first 100 players through to Day 2 will win the ‘Race to Glasgow’, bagging themselves another $109 ticket to a future leg! And when it comes to rewarding regular players, no-one is more ‘ahead of the curve’ track-side at Hampden than the Grand Prix Poker Tour, as anyone making Day 2 in any GPPT Main Event (Live or Online) wins an entry on our £100,000 Leaderboard. The more Day 2s you make, the more entries you get. Even if you get through to a Day 2, you can have another crack to build a bigger stack, get through again and receive get an entry on the leaderboard both times! The top 30 players on the leaderboard win WPT UK seats worth £2,200. The players finishing 31st to 100th win WPT 500 (UK) seats worth £550. They are some serious prizes! Read all about the great promotion here.
There is plenty to do in Glasgow apart from football and poker. With Glasgow set on the banks of the River Clyde, there is a rich history to the city, with Victoriana a legacy of its prosperity between 1700-2000. A former ship-building city, Glasgow is now home to a vast array of cultural attractions, including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
With over 700 drinking pubs, bars and nightclubs in Glasgow, there is always a big night out waiting to happen in the famous city of revelry in Scotland. We can’t wait to celebrate another stop on the Grand Prix Poker Tour with you!