Edinburgh seek home advantage at Myreside

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:39
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NEWS: Edinburgh Rugby will continue to play their home matches at Myreside for the next three seasons, with a select number of fixtures returning to BT Murrayfield in the 2017/18 season.

Following a six-game trial in season 2016/17, the club undertook a thorough review with supporters, local residents, and other key stakeholders including players and new coach Richard Cockerill. The results of the feedback showed a continued desire to evolve the matchday experience at Myreside, whilst supporters also enjoyed use of the excellent facilities available at BT Murrayfield.

In light of this, Edinburgh will play a minimum of nine home matches at Myreside next year - subject to planning permission - with select fixtures, including the annual 1872 Cup clash, being played at BT Murrayfield.

Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director, Jonny Petrie, said: "I'm thrilled to be able to confirm that Myreside will continue to be our home, which allows Richard Cockerill and his team to plan ahead for the forthcoming PRO12 and European Cup campaigns.

"We feel we have created solid foundations for a truly special fan experience at Myreside, but also appreciate that we still have work to do in order to make the ground a home for our club and our supporters; the feedback has told us that. We'll continue to work alongside local residents, supporters and our various stakeholders, to keep improving the matchday experience, making the ground a fitting home for our loyal and deserving fans,"

Head Coach, Richard Cockerill, added: "We as a team feel that the intimacy of Myreside will bring the supporters closer to the action and provide the best atmosphere to help drive the players forward on the park.
 
"Having a home for the club is vital, and the team are fully supportive and excited by the chance to play at Myreside for the foreseeable future,"

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