The Home of Scottish Rugby
The stadium has stood proudly over the West of Edinburgh since 1925 and is the home of the Scottish Rugby Union. It is the largest stadium in Scotland, and the fifth-biggest in the United Kingdom, holding just over 67,000 fans. The stadium hosts the majority of Scotland’s home rugby test matches, such as the Six Nations and Autumn Tests, and other sporting fixtures and concerts.
BT Murrayfield Hospitality
Murrayfield Stadium boasts incredible rugby hospitality for guests too, who wish to enjoy the game in style. In the Thistle Suite, expect champagne receptions, star Rugby guests and a fully inclusive bar. Of course, fine dining before and after the game seals the deal.
BT Murrayfield is the home of the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) and hosts most of Scotland’s home matches, the Scottish Hydro Electric Cup finals, as well as Pro12, Heineken Cup matches and the Six Nations. Murrayfield Stadium is a sports stadium located in the west end of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. With a capacity of 67,144, the stadium can incorporate the largest permanent “big screens” in the country, resulting in BT Murrayfield being known as the largest stadium in Scotland and the 5th largest in the United Kingdom.
We have a wide range of facilities to offer at the BT Murrayfield Stadium to accompany you when watching the best of rugby. Immerse yourself in an electric environment with VIP treatment accompanied by fine dining, refreshments and exclusive Murrayfield Boxes.
The Scottish Rugby Union was founded in 1873 and was originally known as the Scottish Football Union until 1924. The first team hosted at BT Murrayfield was England, back when the Six Nations was known as the Five Nations, and Scotland took great pleasure in defeating the England team.
Outside of Rugby, BT Murrayfield has seen famous musicians, groups and the Pope, in 1982 grace its stage.
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BT Murrayfield Stadium History
The ground was built to replace Inverleith as the location where international games would be held in the city, and started off with a sole stand and three grass embankments. All of the current stands were in place by 1983 and major renovations in 1995 saw many parts of the stadium refurbished to the high standards we see today.
Other Sports at BT Murrayfield Stadium
The stadium was built for and is mostly used as a rugby union ground, although in the past it has hosted other sporting events. Most commonly, the other events it has hosted have been football matches. Notably, Heart of Midlothian FC (Hearts) and Hibernian (Hibs) have both played against FC Barcelona at the ground. Hearts v Barcelona attracted 58,000 fans to be the most attended Edinburgh football match in over 50 years.
Other Uses of BT Murrayfield Stadium
Popular music acts have stopped on tour at Murrayfield on multiple occasions. Most notably, One Direction, Robbie Williams, David Bowie, Tina Turner, U2, Oasis, and The Rolling Stones have played at Murrayfield on various occasions. It was also the location of the final Live 8 concert in 2005.