Scotland first for the IAAF Diamond League
The final events at Hampden Park before the Commonwealth Games.
On July 11th and 12th, Hampden Park is the scene for Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix athletics, Scotland leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League. Competitions will be held at the stadium considered the temple of Scottish football, which has been transformed into a magnificent arena for athletics. On Mondotrack provided by Mondo, some of the best athletes at the international level will be put to the test in view of the Commonwealth Games, which will take place in the same sports facility from July 23rd to August 3rd, 2014. Among these are the names of David Rudisha, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Carmelita Jeter and Ashton Eaton. In total 22 world champions and 25 Olympic and Paralympic champions take to the track.
To transform the facility from Hampden Park football to an arena for world athletics, the surface of the stadium has been increased by almost two meters, in order to gain the length and width needed to accommodate the track, which has been installed, in sections of 250 sqm at a time. Inside the Hampden Stadium approximately 14,000 sqm of prefabricated and pre-tested track surface by the Mondo has been installed. In additional 6,000 sqm have been installed at Lesser Hampden, the warm-up area used by athletes before the race.