SFA Prefer Hampden To Murrayfield

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11 September 2018

Scottish FA announced this week that Hampden in Glasgow is the preferred option to Murrayfield to host Scotland and major domestic football matches from 2020. The SFA have bought the stadium for £5m as Queens Park plan to develop Lesser Hampden as their home ground.

Scottish Rugby's chief operating officer, Dominic McKay, said: "Scottish Rugby would like to thank the Scottish FA for the opportunity to bid to host future Scotland internationals and cup final matches at BT Murrayfield.

"We submitted a compelling and thorough bid package which we believe would have been excellent for the Scottish FA.

"Our presentation clearly demonstrated the significant benefits of Scotland's largest stadium and how we have worked to develop a quality experience for all visiting fans.

"We are naturally disappointed the opportunity to develop a partnership for a true national stadium for Scotland at BT Murrayfield, which would have enabled the country’s two largest sports to work side by side for the wider benefit of Scottish sport and society, has not been taken."

Scottish FA president Alan McRae said: “Today’s announcement has been the conclusion of a four-year process to review our national stadium beyond 2020.

“It was a hugely difficult decision and I would like to place on record our thanks to Scottish Rugby for their professionalism throughout the process.”

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