Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell has confirmed that "tweaks and upgrades" will be made to Hampden Park ahead of hosting duties for Euro 2028.

Scotland's national stadium will host matches at the event as part of a five-nation bid for the tournament. The UK and Ireland bid was formally approved by UEFA this morning.

Turkey had withdrawn a rival bid last week leaving the UK and Ireland application unopposed and subsequently approved by UEFA.

And Maxwell has now confirmed changes will be made to the national stadium in the lead up to the tournament - however, he warned plans must be realistic with no "substantial" adjustments to be made.

Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: "There will be changes made to the stadium in terms of preparations for Euro 28 but we need to be realistic about what those are.

"They will be tweaks and upgrades rather than anything substantial because it is important that we use the income and interest that this will generate to help the game across the country and for future generations.

"Hampden is a stadium that will host these games and host them really well but we need to look at the infrastructure across Scottish football and how we can improve that and advance that to make sure that the game can be played by future generations."

Maxwell added: "Hampden Park is the national stadium. It is world-famous for hosting matches.

"We're in UEFA House today and the video clip in the background is showing Zinedine Zidane scoring in the Champions League final which is an iconic moment that everyone remembers and associates with Hampden.

"As the Scottish Football Association, we want to see games played at the national stadium, that is the only fitting place to hold such a prestigious event."

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Hampden Park is one of the ten stadiums, and the only Scottish venue, included in the submission.

Six are in England with Wembley, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Etihad Stadium, St James’ Park, Villa Park and Everton’s new home at Bramley-Moore Dock.

A redeveloped Casement Park in Belfast, the Aviva Stadium in Dublin and the Principality Stadium in Cardiff are the other stadia included in the submission.

Despite co-hosting the event, Scotland will likely not automatically qualify for the tournament. It is widely expected that all five co-hosts will progress through the qualification process as is normal.