Ready for start of next season

Council go-ahead for work to start on home for Edinburgh Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby's new home will be in the shadow of Murrayfield

Boost: Work to begin on Edinburgh’s stadium

Construction of Edinburgh Rugby’s purpose-built stadium on the back pitches of Murrayfield will commence shortly after the club was granted a building warrant from the City of Edinburgh Council.

It is hoped the new 7,800-capacity venue will be ready to host matches from the beginning of the 2020/21 season.

Edinburgh Rugby managing director Douglas Struth said: “While this has clearly been a difficult process and more drawn-out than we had envisaged, we are delighted to have now been granted a Building Warrant by The City of Edinburgh Council.

“This now allows us to move forward with what is clearly a pivotal and game-changing project for the club.

“I’d like to thank all those who continue to work proactively within the project as we now move into a build-phase, as well as The City of Edinburgh Council for concluding the building warrant process with us.

“I’d also like to thank the club’s supporters for their continued patience throughout this period.”

While the stadium work is in progress, Richard Cockerill’s team will continue to play its home fixtures on the main international pitch at Murrayfield for the entirety of the 2019/20 season.

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