The stadium stands proudly over the west of Edinburgh, as it has since it first opened in 1925. 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 Murrayfield
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 Murrayfield
Popular music acts have stopped on tour at Murrayfield on multiple occasions. Most notably, 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.
Hospitality at Murrayfield Stadium
Murrayfield Stadium boasts incredible hospitality for guests to who wish to enjoy the game in style. In the Thistle Suite, expect champagne receptions, star Rugby guests and a fully inclusive bar. Fine dining before and after the game seals the deal.