Football fans invited to tour Murrayfield ahead of decision on Hampden future

SRU open up doors to national stadium and hope to showcase suitability for hosting the round ball game

Murrayfield Stadium could be hosting football internationals before long ***Image: © Craig Watson -***
Murrayfield Stadium could be hosting football internationals before long ***Image: © Craig Watson -***

THE SCOTTISH RUGBY UNION are opening up the doors of BT Murrayfield to 100 members of the Scottish Football Association’s supporters club and season ticket holders so that they can judge first-hand whether the ground is suitable to become the new national stadium for the round ball game.

Murrayfield bosses are bidding to bring the nation’s home international football matches to Murrayfield from 2020 onwards. The SFA’s current Hampden lease is due to expire and a decision on the future home of Scottish football is expected this summer.

“Rugby has a long tradition of hospitality and we are excited about giving fans of football a chance to see BT Murrayfield for themselves,” said Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby’s chief operating officer.

“We are very proud of BT Murrayfield and want to showcase the both the great facilities we have and the rich history our sport enjoys. As Scotland’s biggest stadium we feel it has a real role to play in the future of hosting both the national rugby and football teams, and this open day will give fans the chance to experience it first-hand.”

Supporters on the tour, which will take place on Thursday 3rd May, will get an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Scottish Rugby’s most prized memorabilia, including the recently-won Calcutta Cup, whilst also experiencing the atmosphere of the Scotland dressing room and team tunnel, and taking a tour of the Bill McLaren press gallery.

Applications for the 100 free tour places are open to all SFA Supporters Club members and club season ticket holders, and can be completed on the Scottish Rugby website via this link: CLICK HERE

Tours will take place at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm on Thursday 3 May. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and will be offered to the first 100 supporters to register their interest.

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