Edinburgh switch home games to Murrayfield
July 22, 2004
Edinburgh have decided to move their home games for the forthcoming season from Meadowbank to Murrayfield
The side have played at Meadowback for the last two seasons - but believe the switch to the SRU HQ will do much to improve the whole match day experience.
"Moving to Murrayfield will create the best possible environment for our players, coaches, supporters, sponsors, business partners and media," declared Edinburgh Rugby Chief Executive Jim McKenzie.
Two of Edinburgh Rugby's best performances in the past two seasons occurred on the wide open spaces of the international pitch at Murrayfield Stadium, tailor-made to the expansive approach preached by coach Frank Hadden - their Heineken Cup victory over London Irish in 2002-03 and last season's Celtic League triumph over Leinster Lions.
"Players, spectators and media will benefit from the move to Murrayfield. One key drawback of Meadowbank was the poor lighting of approximately 300 lux compared to 1500 lux state of the art floodlighting at Murrayfield," added McKenzie.
"We will also be able to offer improved seating accommodation for supporters. We will be using the lower east stand immediately next to the pitch, as opposed to the situation at Meadowbank where fans were separated from the action by the track and jumps area.
"In addition our off-the-field catering, bars, hospitality and merchandise areas will be superior. I know that everyone's match-day experience will be enhanced by our move to Murrayfield - particularly if we deliver on the pitch. I am looking forward to the coming season and believe that the total product we'll be offering our supporters will be the best ever."
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