Arena Events Group plc are pleased to announce that in December 2019, a deal was signed with Scottish Rugby to develop and supply a new seating system for Edinburgh Rugby’s new stadium, currently being constructed on the back pitches of BT Murrayfield.
The development of the club’s new home follows a period that saw Edinburgh Rugby play at several different venues in the Scottish capital. The new stadium will deliver a permanent ground for the club to host their home fixtures for the start of the 2020/21 season.
The contract will deliver a traditionally styled 7,800 capacity stadium consisting of four covered seating grandstands and three covered standing spectator terraces, and will also include a disabled viewing platform, designed to enhance the match-day experience and accessibility for Edinburgh Rugby’s dedicated fan-base.
Arena will provide a full turnkey seating solution for Edinburgh Rugby’s new home, complete with dugout seating, a coaches’ box, media enclosure and a camera gantry.
Bradley Merchant, Project Director for Arena UK & Europe said: “Arena Group are delighted to have the opportunity to play our part in this exciting phase of Edinburgh Rugby’s journey. It has been a complex project to date, nearly two years in preparation. We can’t wait to start construction.”
Scottish Rugby Chief Operating Officer, Dominic McKay, added: “Arena Group are a proven leader within their industry with an excellent reputation. We’re really excited to work with them as they help develop a fantastic project for Scottish Rugby as well as the new home of Edinburgh Rugby.”
Located on the back pitches of Murrayfield Stadium and featuring Arena’s cost-effective, proprietary grandstand seating solutions, the new venue will be ready to host matches from the beginning of the 2020/21 season.