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Thursday 3rd October 2013

Queen's Park lose unique record

Spiders no longer able to use Farmhouse

Queen’s Park have lost a unique record after they were forced to stop using the oldest football building in the world due to safety reasons.

The changing rooms at the Spiders’ Lesser Hampden training complex, which date back to the 19th Century, have been closed for safety reasons due to fears over the roof of the structure that started life as a farmhouse.

The Spiders bought the ground that Lesser stands on 90 years ago and, to cut costs at that time, they converted the farmhouse that had stood overlooking several fields into changing facilities.

Players will now change in Portakabins that have been erected alongside the recently opened JB McAlpine Pavilion in the shadow of the National Stadium at Hampden.

No plans are in place at the moment to make the farmhouse operational again and a club spokesperson said: “We were recently required to stop using the changing rooms after discussions with the appropriate parties. It is disappointing to lose our place in history but safety has to be our priority.”