Edinburgh Rugby will continue to play their home matches on the international pitch at BT Murrayfield into the 2019/20 season.
The club applied for planning permission for a new purpose-built 7,800-seater stadium on the back pitches at BT Murrayfield on 31 May 2018 along with the necessary building warrants from the City of Edinburgh Council. We gratefully received planning permission on 21 September 2018, but seven months on, the club continues to work with the council in order to bring the building warrant process to a conclusion.
The club and Scottish Rugby remain committed to delivering a new stadium for the city’s professional rugby team and will continue to work proactively with their project consultants and the council to make this happen.
In order to assist with planning for the forthcoming season and to provide clarity for supporters around ticket prices and Season Ticket Memberships, the club will continue playing on the international pitch into the new campaign.
Season Ticket Members from the 2018/19 season onwards will have priority when transferring to the new stadium and further details on this process will be communicated at the appropriate time.
The club thanks fans for their patience as it works towards providing a suitable long-term home for the club and its supporters.
Notes: Edinburgh Rugby and Scottish Rugby are working on the new stadium project with support from construction partners Axiom Project Services, Holmes Miller (architects), Quattro Consult (structural engineers), RSP Consulting Engineers (mechanical and electrical engineers), Professional Sportsturf Design (sports pitch consultants) and Holder Planning (planning consultants).