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Arena to design Edinburgh Rugby stadium seating

Arena Events Group has landed a deal with Scottish Rugby to develop and supply a new seating system for Edinburgh Rugby’s new stadium.

The new venue is 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, seating 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.