SFA chief executive Stewart Regan insists reports of a move from Hampden Park are premature
Last Updated: 10/06/14 6:00pm
Chief executive Stewart Regan insists the Scottish Football Association is not considering switching bases from Hampden Park.
Regan has been responding to reports the governing body is looking at options for another headquarters when the current lease with Hampden expires in 2020.
Scottish League Two club Queen's Park owns the ground, which has been the home of Scottish football for 111 years.
The stadium was last redeveloped in 1999 at a cost of £59m and the SFA are now examining whether to commit to another rental agreement with Queen's Park.
Hampden is currently used for Scotland internationals and major domestic cup finals, although this season the country's biggest ground Celtic Park hosted the showpiece matches in the League Cup and Scottish Cup due to redevelopment of the national stadium ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
Regan, said: "It is widely known that the Scottish FA's lease on Hampden Park expires in 2020, indeed this matter was discussed publicly when we launched our UEFA Euro 2020 host bid earlier this year.
"It is our duty as a governing body to proactively explore all of the options available, in consultation with key stakeholders from across the game, so that, in due course, we can make the correct decision for Scottish football.
"To that end, a consultancy firm has been engaged to thoroughly investigate the pros and cons of a number of options, and a briefing note was circulated to the Scottish FA and Hampden Park Limited boards ahead of UEFA's Euro 2020 bid decision.
"I must stress that this process is at a very early stage - no proposals have been put forward or considered, and it is hugely misleading to suggest that the Scottish FA is focusing on whether to move away from Hampden Park.
"Given its historical importance worldwide and its place in Scottish football, Hampden Park remains a key pillar of the national game."