New Year new target for Edinburgh Rugby supporters
Edinburgh Rugby’s Heineken Champions Cup match against Sale Sharks at BT Murrayfield Stadium has been proposed as a revised launchpad for the graduated return of rugby crowds, in a Scottish Rugby submittal to the Scottish Government.
The proposal originally tabled the club’s 1872 Cup derby against Glasgow Warriors (on 2 January) as the beginning of fans’ graduated return however – following further discussion with Scottish Government – welcoming a small crowd to watch the match against the English Premiership side is now the target.
Today’s update from Scottish Rugby’s Threat Management Group, stated: “Going forward, this group continue preparations for a potential return of spectators to the stadium sometime in the New Year and are currently working towards plans to welcome a small crowd for the Edinburgh v Sale Sharks game on the 16th January, subject to Government guidance.
"After regular conversations with the Government, we are confident in our graduated return to crowds proposal and committed to proactively pushing these plans forward.
“However, we completely understand the difficulties the relaxations in the run up to Christmas could impose on operations in the new year and will continue to follow Government advice.”
The proposal then seeks to work up towards larger crowds at the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Tests at the home of Scottish rugby.
Edinburgh Rugby tickets
Edinburgh Rugby will continue to communicate with supporters on the availability of tickets for forthcoming matches, as and when the green light is given to welcome you back to games.
With no 2020/21 Season Passes currently on sale, 2020/21 Castle Club and Castle Club Junior Members will be first to access what is initially expected to be a limited number of tickets for these matches, followed by a general sale of any that remain. Castle Club and Castle Club Junior Members will also get a 20% discount on tickets, plus other great benefits such as access to exclusive events and offers.
Castle Club and Castle Club Junior Memberships are available now priced £60 for adults and £36 for U18s - www.edinburghrugby.org/memberships.