Get ready for Edinburgh Rugby Open Day!
This Saturday (4 September), Edinburgh Rugby welcomes supporters into the club’s new home for the very first time, with fans invited to an Open Day event running from 11am-2pm at the ERS.
With the squad set to wear the new 2021/22 Macron home and alternate kit during an open training session, supporters will be able to see their Edinburgh Rugby heroes in the flesh as Head Coach Mike Blair puts the capital squad through their paces during a 90-minute session.
The Scottish Rugby Store and all-new Fan Zone will be open throughout the event, with plenty on to keep the whole family entertained. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday:
11am – Event begins
11.30am – Open training session begins
1pm – Open training session ends
2pm – Event ends
Open training session
The open training session will begin at 11.30am and last approximately 90 minutes. The full senior squad and academy will be involved in the session.
Get the new Macron kit!
Supporters will be able to purchase the club’s new home and alternate Macron kit from the Scottish Rugby Store, located at the South-West corner of BT Murrayfield, while the players will be wearing their new threads during the open training session.
The event will be hosted by regular Edinburgh Rugby podcast, Inside the Castle, host Alan Nash, who’ll be chatting to players, coaches and supporters throughout the open session.
The Fan Zone – located behind the Murrayfield Stand - will be open to supporters throughout the event. With catering options, community games, partner stands and tickets on sale, there’s plenty on to keep the family entertained. No alcohol will be served at this event.
A ticketing marquee will be set up in the Fan Zone where supporters will be able to purchase Season Ticket Memberships, Castle or Founders Club Membership, as well as tickets to the team’s upcoming Scottish Building Society Pre-Season Series against Newcastle Falcons and Benetton, and our first three rounds of the United Rugby Championship.
Supporters will be able to access the ERS tunnel following the conclusion of the session and when all players have vacated the pitch. Here they’ll see a special design etched on the tunnel wall that consists of all those 2019/20 Season Ticket Members that left their money in the club during the pandemic.
Autographs / selfies with players
Unfortunately, Covid-19 mitigations remain in place to protect the player bubble meaning we can’t yet have mass autograph and selfie sessions as we would normally at this kind of event. The players will thank and applaud those attending at the end of the session. We all look forward to a time when this won’t be the case.
Volunteers on the day
We’ll have a number of volunteers at the ERS on the day who’ll be able to assist supporters and hand out flags.
ARRIVING AT THE EVENT
Lateral Flow test
It’s recommended that you take a lateral flow test 24 hours before arriving at the stadium
Don’t travel to the event if you test positive or have had contact with anyone that has Covid-19, has been asked to self-isolate, or if you are quarantining after returning from foreign travel.
Supporters will be emailed their e-ticket ahead of Saturday. Please have this ready to be scanned on arrival at the stadium. Supporters must have a ticket to attend this event
Supporters can enter the stadium via the East-West link walkway located to left of the Main Gatehouse entrance on Roseburn Street. Supporters’ tickets will be scanned on arrival. Tickets are not available on the gate.
We are operating an A5 bag policy. Bags larger than this will not be allowed into the stadium. The only exceptions to this rule are spectators who require to carry bags for health reasons (including parents with young children who require to carry medical/dietary items).
Face coverings are required if entering an indoor space.
Tickets for the event will allocate supporters a specific seat or a space in the standing terrace in the Lothian Stand. Wheelchair users will be allocated a space on the accessible seating deck in the Main Stand as they would on match day.
Parking spaces are available in Saughton Hall car park for blue badge holders only. Please notify the ticket office if you require a space.