Information relating to Hampden facilitating 12,000 fans: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

All information, communication and data regarding why Hampden can facilitate an audience of 12,000 fans while Scottish Government Legislation have the City of Glasgow in Level 2 Restrictions. This states “Outdoor seated and open space events are advised to operate with a maximum capacity of 500 people.” This has not been advertised as a test event for the Events Sector in Scotland.


Attached is the information the Scottish Government holds. 

While our aim is to provide information wherever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names and contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

It may be helpful for you to be aware that EURO 2020 in Glasgow was one of the events in the Scottish Government’s flagship events programme. Further details about this programme are available here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): events sector guidance - (

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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