11 Mar 2021

MX Elite pitch at new Edinburgh Rugby Stadium in Murrayfield

Tags:Fibre combinations · MX · Rugby

Last month, Edinburgh Rugby and Scottish Rugby opened their new and dedicated rugby stadium in Murrayfield. The stadium is equipped with a GreenFields MX Elite pitch and holds around 7,800 supporters (around 5,800 seated and around 2,000 safe-standing), close to the action and under covered stands on all four sides.

The club opted for a woven GreenFields MX Elite pitch, because of the proven success at the similar facility in Scotstoun (home to the Glasgow Warriors). MX Elite will offer the club a top-class playing surface, which is aesthetically pleasing and very durable. To get the best possible player-surface interaction with slidings and tackles, Edinburgh Rugby installed an irrigation system; which is also great to cool the surface during warm weather.

Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director, Douglas Struth, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to reach the point of project completion and are delighted with the finished product. The stadium looks and feels fantastic.”

Edinburgh Rugby has enjoyed a resurgent spell under Head Coach Richard Cockerill, who took the reins in 2017 and led the side to the 2019 Heineken Cup Champions Cup quarter-final and 2020 Guinness PRO14 semi-final and Challenge Cup quarter-final. Several leading players have already signed and re-signed with the aim of continuing that upward trajectory, with the new ground repeatedly cited as focal point for the player group, condensing the club’s crowds into a more intimate and intense environment.

Scottish Rugby CEO, Mark Dodson, said: “The completed construction of the new stadium is a game-changing project for both Edinburgh Rugby and Scottish Rugby. To finally deliver Edinburgh Rugby and its supporters a purpose-built stadium, at the home of Scottish rugby, is a fantastic achievement for all involved in the project.”

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