Home of Scottish rugby since the 1920's, BT Murrayfield Stadium has seen Scotland rival world-class teams year in, year out. The stadium sits proudly in the heart of Edinburgh and is known for its rich cultural history and electrifying atmosphere, but what draws 67,000 fans each week? We reveal the top reasons why you should visit Scotland’s largest stadium.

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The history

Since 1925-when England were the first team to visit and subsequently lose to Scotland in front of 70,000 people-BT Murrayfield has played host to a multitude of engrossing Scotland rugby matches. With the likes of New Zealand, Australia and old foes such as England visiting, BT Murrayfield has a rich history of world-class matches. While Scotland are yet to get their hands on the Guinness Six Nations trophy, the stadium has seen Scotland lift 5 Five Nations titles and 10 Home Nations titles.

The atomsphere

Whether it’s a feisty Calcutta Cup match against England in the Six Nations or an Autumn International against a southern hemisphere side, the BT Murrayfield capacity crowd of 67,000 will see their team through to the bitter end. Accompanied by the traditional bagpipes, the Scottish Anthem,Oh Flower of Scotland, is considered one of the best in the world - and one that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

The rugby

Under the masterful coaching of Scotland legend Gregor Townsend, the national team have seen a huge improvement guiding them to be the 7th ranked nation in the world. Scotland have played some memorable matches at BT Murrayfield, none more so than their famous Calcutta Cup victory over England in 2018. Scotland exercise an exciting brand of rugby scoring some incredible tries along the way. With help from their talismanic players Stuart Hogg, Greg Laidlaw and Finn Russell, Scotland have become a match for anyone.

The hospitality

At BT Murrayfield, hospitality guests are treated to an incredible day of fine-dining with amazing VIP perks. As well as a platinum match ticket, with The Thistle Suite hospitality package you are also treated to a Q&A with past & present rugby stars, a fully inclusive bar, a three-course meal pre-game and a post-match supper. So, if you are looking for the full rugby experience, then hospitality at BT Murrayfield is the one for you.

Upcoming matches

Before the Scots head for Japan to battle for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, they have two matches at the home of Scottish Rugby to fine tune their stars before their trip. Scotland face a tough test against France on Saturday 24th August before their last match before the Rugby World Cup against Georgia, which will take place on Friday 6th September. If you are interested in purchasing an unforgettable day in The Thistle Suite at BT Murrayfield, please click here.

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