By plane: Edinburgh airport
By train: Waverley Station, Haymarket Station
By car: A8 Motorway
By bus: From Princes Street, lines 12, 22, 26, and 31 and 38
The hallowed turf
Since its triumphant inauguration in 1925 the arena of the Scottish XV has echoed to the feats of the players wearing the thistle. 104,000 - Murrayfield can be proud of its record crowd for a rugby match. March 1975, Scotland dominated a Wales side still in their glory years by a whisker (12-10) and the record is unlikely to be bettered. In line with stadia built in recent years, Murrayfield and its 67,500 capacity has adapted to the sporting and economic logic of the times.
Twelve years of labour
Renovation started in 1982 and was completed 12 years later in 1994. The new Murrayfield has been the stage of several 'surprise' victories sending visitors home empty handed: France in 1984, 1986 and 1988, England in 1990 and 2000 and Ireland in 2001 slipped on the last step leading to a Grand Slam. The Rugby World Cup also stopped by in 1999 with a notable quarter final which saw New Zealand overcome brave Scotland 30-18. Latterly, in 2005, Stade Toulousain clinched their third European Rugby Cup at the expense of Stade Francais there in extra-time.
Going to the stadium by public transport takes :
- 25 min by bus from the airport
- 20 min walk from Haymarket station
Tel: 0131 346 5000