SRU To Develop 7,800 Capacity Mini-Murrayfield For Edinburgh

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31 May 2018

Scottish Rugby has applied for planning permission to install a new playing venue in the grounds of BT Murrayfield, which will have a capacity of up to 7,800.

The development is intended to be the new home of Edinburgh Rugby and would be located on a section of land currently used as training pitches.

A detailed planning application has been submitted to City of Edinburgh Council to provide a fan-focussed, playing venue in the city that will incorporate a new 3G surface and covered spectator stands around all four sides of the ground.

Edinburgh will play its home matches on the international pitch at BT Murrayfield for the coming 2018/19 season, with the aim of commencing the 2019/20 campaign in the new purpose-built venue.

Scottish Rugby has designed the project using flexible infrastructure and is open to making the space available to other users from the wider rugby community in Scotland, and the possibility of other sports as well.

Scottish Rugby’s COO Dominic McKay, who has responsibility for Scotland’s two professional rugby teams, said: “We are incredibly excited to be in a position to be able to submit this application to give Edinburgh a new home.

“After many years of exhausting all the potential stadium and playing ground options for Edinburgh in the local area, we have taken the initiative and will be investing ourselves to develop a venue that can help the team to grow and provide a great spectator experience.

“We are fortunate to have

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