Planning Permission Granted For Mini-Murrayfield

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23 October 2018

Edinburgh's plans to build a 'mini Murrayfield' next to Scotland's national stadium have been given the green light by the city council.

It is hoped the new 7,800-seater facility will be ready for use next season.

Edinburgh moved back to the national stadium earlier this year after ending a temporary arrangement at Myreside.

Four stands approximately 8.6m high will be built around a new synthetic 3G surface on Murrayfield's back pitches.

The existing six 18m-high floodlights will be replaced with four 25m-high floodlights.

Part of the north stand will be assigned for accessible use and will have ramped access.

A detailed application was submitted in May to City of Edinburgh Council, which has given the plans the thumbs-up.

Cllr Donald Wilson, culture and communities convener, said: "After 20 years of searching for a permanent base, I hope this gives Edinburgh Rugby the relevant planning permission it needs for its own purpose-built home.

"The move should also allow the team to build on its own local identity, next to all of the action and atmosphere of a national Murrayfield game and with the same extensive transport links."

See also...

Edinburgh Consider Developing New Stadium On Murrayfield Land


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