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BT Murrayfield Stadium is home to the Scottish Rugby Union situated in Murrayfield, close to Edinburgh, Scotland. Formerly known as Murrayfield Stadium. The stadium is primarily used for rugby union and has famously held the United Rugby Championship and European Rugby Champions Cup matches. In addition to the incredible rugby matches you can witness here, you can also take a tour of the stadium and learn all about its history.
Getting to BT Murrayfield Stadium by Train
Getting to the BT Murrayfield Stadium couldn’t be easier when travelling with CrossCountry. With regular trains running to Edinburgh Waverley from across the UK. From Edinburgh Waverley Station, you can hop on one of the many buses or trams running directly to the stadium.
Edinburgh Waverley Station couldn’t be easier to reach on various routes whether you are travelling locally from Glasgow to Edinburgh, Dundee to Edinburgh, or Aberdeen to Edinburgh. Edinburgh is also easily accessible from the south of the border from Sheffield Station, Newcastle Station, or even Penzance Station.
About BT Murrayfield Stadium
The BT Murrayfield Stadium is the largest stadium in Scotland, with a seating capacity of 67,144. The stadium opened in 1925 with the first game being England VS Scotland, where Scotland beat them to win their first-ever Five Nationals Championship Grand Slam. During World War II Murrayfield Stadium was used by the Royal Army Service Corps as a supply depot.
More recently, in 1991, the stadium underwent a four-year redevelopment project which introduced new stands to the north, south and west-centre sections as well as installing floodlights as there previously hadn’t been any at the stadium. In 2013, the pitch was damaged by roundworms, and the grass had to be replaced for the start of the 2014 rugby season. Also in 2014, the stadium signed a sponsorship deal which led to the renaming of the stadium to BT Murrayfield Stadium.
While the stadium predominantly holds rugby matches, other events have also been held here including football matches, American Football games and music concerts. Murrayfield hosted the 2018-19 Scottish League Cup semi-finals between Hearts and Celtic and hosted the American Football World Bowl in 1996. The stadium has hosted its fair share of music legends, including David Bowie, Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, Celine Dion, Bon Jovi and The Foo Fighters, to name a few.
Things to Do at BT Murrayfield Stadium
While in town there are plenty of other places to explore. Being only a 20-minute bus ride away from Edinburgh city centre, there are endless attractions to see and explore. Notably, Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Zoo are must-see destinations, along with a wide variety of shops and restaurants to explore. Read more about what the city has to offer in our Edinburgh destination guide.
BT Murrayfield Stadium offers guided tours, twice a day, taking you inside backstage areas within the stadium. Discover the rich history inside this Scottish rugby stadium and learn about what goes into preparing for world-class international matches the stadium has hosted over the years.