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Pro14 outfit Edinburgh get green light to start work on 'mini Murrayfield'

Work on a new purpose-built stadium will begin this Autumn.

An artist's impression of the venue.
An artist's impression of the venue.
Image: Edinburgh Rugby

EDINBURGH’S PLANS TO build a new purpose-built stadium on the back pitches of Murrayfield have moved a step closer after The City of Edinburgh Council granted the club a building warrant.

The Pro14 outfit have now been given the green light to begin the construction of a 7,800-seater stadium beside the home of Scottish rugby in Autumn this year.

Four stands will be built around a new synthetic 3G surface on Murrayfield’s back pitches. 

Edinburgh hope their new home will be ready in time for the beginning of the 2020/21 season, but until then Richard Cockerill’s side will continue to play their home games on the main pitch at Murrayfield.

“While this has clearly been a difficult process and more drawn-out than we had envisaged, we are delighted to have now been granted a Building Warrant by The City of Edinburgh Council,” Edinburgh Rugby managing director, Douglas Struth, said.

“This now allows us to move forward with what is clearly a pivotal and game-changing project for the club.

“I’d like to thank all those who continue to work proactively within the project as we now move into a build-phase, as well as The City of Edinburgh Council for concluding the Building Warrant process with us.”

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