19th May, 2018
Men’s football clubs in Scotland participate in the Scottish FA Challenge Cup on an annual basis. The Scottish Cup is a competition with a knock-out cup style. All clubs with associate or full membership of the Scottish FA were welcomed to join. While it is considered to be the second oldest competition in association football history, the cup’s trophy is also the oldest national trophy in the world.
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About The Scottish Cup
The Scottish Football Association was formed in March 1873, when the clubs – Kilmarnock, Eastern Granville, Third Lanark, Dumbreck, Vale of Leven, Clydesdale, and Queen’s Park came together. It was decided from the beginning that it should involve a knockout competition that was open to member clubs. It is recognized as the second oldest competition in association football, just after the FA Cup. In order to set new standards and plant important fundamentals in place for Scotland’s professional game, the Scottish FA imposed new rules for their competitive games.
In October 1873, the earliest tournament kicked off with more than 10 eager teams. The finals were held at the original Hampden Park on 21 March, 1874. The victor was Queen’s Park. It was a tournament that the winner would declare its dominance during that early period. The trophy of the Scottish Cup was nothing short of spectacular. It is primarily constructed from silver and stands at approximately two-feet high. Its value was about 56 pounds and 13 shillings at the time. George Edward & Sons were the Glasgow gold and silversmiths commissioned for the job.
Since 1925, Hampden has been synonymous with the Scottish Cup. The finals have been played at the National Stadium of Scotland on a regular basis. The legacy remains intact and the current Hampden is the 3rd football grounds to bear the title. It is interesting to note that Queen’s Park had no choice but to move due to various developments around the ground. The second Hampden hosted the finals in 1885, and then further 10 occasions until 1899.
Further Information about The Scottish Cup Final 2018
Match details of the finals have yet to be determined. Fret not, for Select Coach Hire has this area covered. For news of ticket availability, be sure to stay tuned here. Once details on ticket price and availability have been confirmed by the officials, they will automatically be updated in our coach or minibus packages. It is highly recommended that you print your Scottish Cup Final 2018 tickets prior to your arrival. We cannot guarantee that there will be equipment for printing at the event venue itself.