Work complete on build of Edinburgh Rugby’s new £5.7m ‘mini-Murrayfield’ stadium

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MALCOLM Construction has completed the build of Edinburgh Rugby’s new £5.7 million stadium.

The ground is adjacent to Murrayfield and will hold 7,800 supporters (5,800 seated and 2,000 safe-standing) with under covered stands on all four sides.

The stadium has already received World Rugby certification for contact training and playing on the new 3G pitch, meaning the Edinburgh Rugby squad can begin training in the ground.

Club officials said they are to begin a multi-staged branding process to adorn the stadium in the club’s colours, while further plans are already underway to map out the planned supporter fan-zone and surrounding activity that is hoped to allow for a first-class match-day experience.

Scottish Rugby chief operating officer, Dominic McKay, said, “We are incredibly excited to unveil Edinburgh Rugby’s new home.

“After many years of exhausting stadium and playing ground options for the club in the local area, we made this significant investment to develop a venue to help the team grow and provide a great spectator experience.

“We are fortunate to have space within the BT Murrayfield campus to comfortably accommodate the new stadium and retain practice pitches for all elements of rugby.

“We believe we have delivered a stadium that will help Edinburgh Rugby realise its potential.

“Thanks to the team at Edinburgh Rugby and our external project team for working so hard during the Covid period to finish this impressive build.”

Edinburgh Rugby managing director, Douglas Struth, added,“We have worked exceptionally hard over a number of years to deepen our identity and association with the city of Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders. Now, with a home to call our own, we have a huge opportunity to really develop and showcase what it means to represent all of those communities in professional rugby.

“Our new stadium will allow us to better connect with our fans, community, sponsors and partners; creating a deeper sense of belonging as we strive to attract more people to the club, whilst enhancing the match-day experience for our fans inside and outside the ground.”