Hampden will host Scottish Cup final - SFA

An alcohol ban is to be imposed on travelling fans. Picture: SNS
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THE Scottish Football Association have confirmed that the Scottish Cup final will be played at Hampden, despite speculation that it could be switched to Murrayfield.

Hearts booked their place in the final with a 2-1 win over Celtic yesterday, which means they will face local rivals Hibernian in the first all-Edinburgh trophy decider since 1896.

Hibernian won through with a 2-1 victory over Aberdeen on Saturday.

The weekend’s results gave rise to calls from some for the match to be staged at Murrayfield, the national rugby stadium in the capital.

But the governing body today rejected this proposal outright.

An SFA spokesperson said: “The Scottish Cup final will take place at Hampden Park. No other venue will be considered.”