Hamilton Crescent

Hamilton Crescent is a cricket ground in the Partick area of Glasgow, Scotland, which is the home of the West of Scotland Cricket Club.

Hamilton Crescent
Ground information
LocationPartick, Glasgow
Coordinates55°52′21″N 04°18′32″W / 55.87250°N 4.30889°W / 55.87250; -4.30889
End names
Pavilion End
Burgh Hall Street End
Team information
West of Scotland (1862–present)
As of 3 February 2009
Source: Ground profile

Hamilton Crescent hosted the first international football match, between Scotland and England, played on 30 November 1872, which ended in a goalless draw, and was watched by a crowd of 4,000.[1] A plaque on the wall of the clubhouse was placed to commemorate the match in 2002 by Mr John C McGinn, President of the Scottish Football Association.[2]

Further international matches were held here in 1874 and 1876,[3] before being moved to the first Hampden Park. The 1877 Scottish Cup Final was also held at Hamilton Crescent,[4][5] as was a rugby union international when Scotland and Wales drew their match in the 1885 Home Nations Championship.[6][7]

The gates are typically closed to visitors.


  1. ^ "A Sporting Nation – The first international football match". BBC. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Glasgow's little known place in sporting history". Glasgow Times. Retrieved 13 October 2022.
  3. ^ Home Scotland Results by Venue, Date, London Hearts Supporters Club
  4. ^ Football. | Scottish Football Association Cup–Final Tie., The Scotsman, 19 March 1877, scan via London Hearts Supporters Club
  5. ^ Football. | Vale of Leven v. Rangers–Final Cup Tie., The Scotsman, 9 April 1877, scan via London Hearts Supporters Club
  6. ^ "Scotland 0G – 0G Wales (FT): Home Nations – Glasgow, 10 January 1885". ESPN. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  7. ^ Scotland | The first international, RugbyFootballHistory.com