ANTI-TERROR security bollards to stop a Glasgow Airport style attack have been installed at Hampden Park.
The new security measures have been installed just weeks before the National Stadium is set to host a series of Olympic football matches.
But Hampden Park Limited, who run the famous stadium on the South Side of the city, said the plan is not in response to any specific threat.
Peter Dallas, managing director of Hampden Park Ltd, said: "The bollards are part of the security over-lay for hosting the Olympic Games football.
"They are there to control traffic and there's an element of security measures to that."
It is understood the new gate and bollards are to stop vehicles being driven into the stadium – a tactic adopted by the terrorists who attacked Glasgow Airport in 2007.
They will guard the main entrance of the stadium at Aitkenhead Road.
The Evening Times revealed last year that Glasgow sports fans would be the first to take their seats for the Olympic on July 25 – two days before the London opening ceremony.
The launch event at Hampden will be women's football – USA v France and Colombia v North Korea.
Two other women's matches will be staged in the city, including one of the quarter- finals on August 3.
The men's football tournament gets under way at noon on July 26, when world champions Spain take on Japan at the stadium.
And another men's match – Belarus v Egypt – will be played there on August 1.
Other matches will take place in Cardiff, Coventry, Manchester and Newcastle, with the women's final kicking off at Wembley on August 9.
During the 2007 Glasgow Airport attack, terrorists tried to drive a jeep carrying petrol and gas canisters into the main terminal.
Bilal Abdulla was jailed for 32 years in December 2008 for his part in the attack and his involvement in another plot to detonate a bomb London.
Accomplice Kafeel Ahmed, died from his burns four weeks later.
Strathclyde Police will oversee the policing of the Olympic matches in Glasgow.