- Address: Edinburgh
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 67,000
- Opened: 1925
- Main use: Rugby union
Extra stadium info – Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium
The Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium is known as a venue for several events, like American football, concerts, football, rugby league, rugby sevens and rugby union. It is among the largest sports venues by capacity in the United Kingdom. In 1975, the stadium’s record attendance of 104,000 was set in a match between the national rugby union teams of Scotland and Wales. It became a record attendance for a rugby union match. In 1991, the venue hosted its first-ever Rugby World Cup match. The national rugby union team of Scotland won the game against Japan 47-9.
Heart of Midlothian Football Club and Hibernian Football Club played home matches at the Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium. They became the most popular football clubs from Edinburgh. Both clubs won the top-flight football league of Scotland several times. Heart of Midlothian FC won their first league title in 1895 and Hibernian FC won their first league title in 1903. Both clubs played against the Spanish side FC Barcelona at the venue. FC Barcelona won several world championship titles. It became the second sports club with 100 million followers on its main social media page.
Edinburgh Rugby and the Scottish Claymores
Edinburgh Rugby, one of the major sports clubs from the city of Edinburgh, played numerous home games at the Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium. The rugby union club was founded in 1872. The Scottish Claymores, a former American football club, also played numerous matches at the Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium. They played their first match at the venue in 1995. The Claymores won the World Bowl in 1996 after beating the Frankfurt Galaxy from Germany. 38,000 people attended the match, which took place in Edinburgh. The Scottish Claymores American football club was dissolved in 2004.