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Time-lapse video shows Hampden Park's transformation ahead of 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

A time-lapse video showing the transformation of Hampden Park stadium ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been released.

A temporary deck raised the ground by around two metres so that it could accommodate the athletics field and running track.

However, the surface being raised means that the stadium, which is the home of Scotland's football team, will reduce in capacity from 52,000 to 44,000 for the Games.

A lawnmower is moved on the new tarmac after the stadium surface was raised. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Work to transform Hampden Park from a football ground to an athletics stadium started three months ago and is nearly finished.

The running track still needs to be put down in order to complete the £14 million project.

  • Before
Hampden Park before the work started to turn it into an athletics stadium. Credit: Glasgow Commonwealth Games
  • After
The running track still needs to be put down. Credit: Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill and Scottish hurdler Eilidh Child were given a tour of both the stadium and athlete's village.

Ennis-Hill, who is an ambassador to the Games but will not compete as she is due to give birth this summer, told BBC Scotland the transformed stadium will mean spectators are closer to the athletes which is "going to be exciting."

Jessica Ennis-Hill (left) and Commonwealth silver medalist, Eilidh Child at Hampden Park. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will run from 23 July to 3 August.