Murrayfield 2020

  • Edinburgh Consider Developing New Stadium On Murrayfield Land

    ... Murrayfield and currently Myreside. The back pitches at Murrayfield have long been viewed as ripe for development, especially as property values in the area are high. Proposals have recently been floated for a hotel and flats on the site by developer Murrayfield 2020. The development plans are likely to prove controversial as they involve building on green space within Edinburgh. Edinburgh Rugby last summer extended its agreement with George Watson’s College in a three-year deal to play their...

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  • BT To Land £20m Murrayfield Naming Rights Deal

    Scottish rugby chiefs are set to sell the naming rights to Murrayfield stadium to telecommunications firm BT in a £20 million deal, reveals The Scotsman. The agreement would see the SRU’s debt of £11 million wiped out, while providing a boost for Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors by allowing them funding to strengthen their squads in time for next season. BT will also have their name on the Scotland jersey in the long term, with the BT Sport Stadium, the BT Sport Murrayfield Stadium and B...

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  • SRU Open To Football At Murrayfield

    The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) is open to the idea of allowing the Scottish national football team to play home games at BT Murrayfield Stadium as a way of cutting debts. The Scottish Football Association (SFA) is currently deciding between a revamp of the national stadium at Hampden Park or moving the football team to an alternative venue. The SRU reportedly has debts of £11 million, which would be eased by the valuable stream of income which would come with the football team playing games at...

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  • SRU Look At Murrayfield Hotel Project

    Scottish Rugby has unveiled a project to develop a hotel on land near the entrance to the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has been instructed to source offers of interest in the site from potential investors and operators with the development opportunity for a hotel of between 100 and 200 rooms and expected to be in the three to four star sectors. The proposed development site is adjacent to the main entrance of the stadium off Roseburn Street and diag...

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  • Petrie Back At Murrayfield

    Former Scotland and Glasgow Warriors captain Jon Petrie is to return to serving the SRU as commercial operations manager after a new post was created. Petrie, who retired as a professional player in 2007, has been head of sponsorship for the energy company SSE for the last four years and has played a key role in their activities in the sports and entertainment markets.  Petrie said: “I’ve enjoyed the past seven years since I retired, proving myself away from rugby and building up commercia...

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  • Murrayfield To Get Desso Pitch

    The Scottish Rugby Union has announced that it is set to invest in a new hybrid grass pitch for Murrayfield in time for the 2014-15 season. The current surface at Scotland’s national stadium has received heavy criticism in recent months and it has been suffering from the effects of damage to roots caused by parasites prior to the autumn internationals. The SRU used garlic to combat the nematodes initially but it has now confirmed that a new Desso Grassmaster hybrid grass pitch, which is reinfo...

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  • Parasites Plague Murrayfield Pitch

    The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has revealed that the Murrayfield pitch has been beset by parasites in the run up to this year’s autumn internationals and that garlic is being used to combat the problem. Scotland’s Viagogo Autumn Tests begin against Japan this Saturday 9 November and the spraying of garlic is proving to be an unusual remedy for the damage caused to the grass root structure by nematodes. The Murrayfield pitch has been used for Edinburgh games in the Heineken Cup and RaboDirect...

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  • Chiefs Launch 2020 Bond Scheme

    Exeter Chiefs have launched a brand new scheme, entitled Exeter Chiefs 2020 Bond, with the aim of raising £7.5m to spend on the next phase of the development plan for Sandy Park. The proposed development work will see the expansion of the Sandy Park Conference Centre to include a new 1,000+ delegate facility, together with the extension of the West Grandstand and increased car parking facilities and chairman and chief executive Tony Rowe is hoping that the bonds will be a big success. “San...

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  • Twickenham and Murrayfield Could be Renamed

    The Rugby Football Union and the Scottish Rugby Union are both considering the possibility of allowing their national stadiums to be renamed in order to raise much-needed extra funds. The RFU is reportedly exploring the possibility of selling the naming rights to Twickenham to help pay for the upkeep of the stadium and the £70m upgrade that is planned to get it ready for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. A new ‘Desso’ pitch has already been installed, with ticketless entry, Wi-Fi and concourse tele...

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  • PRO12 Final Heads To Edinburgh In 2016

    The 2016 Guinness PRO12 final will be staged at BT Murrayfield for the first time after organisers revealed that they would be opting for a “destination final” for the second time. This year’s final was held at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, where as four out of the previous five were at the RDS Arena and the other at Thomond Park, so next year will be the first time that the showpiece occasion is played outside of Ireland All 12 clubs and regions were invited to submit bids to host the fina...

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