The Rugby Groud Guide

Tickets, Eating and Drinking

 

Tickets  Like in England, the SRFU allocate their Six Nations tickets to the Scottish rugby clubs, debenture holders and supporters club members. However, unlike in England, the tickets do not sell out and thousands are returned every year at the end of January, giving rugby fans ample opportunity to buy them.

Don't worry if you have missed the boat as it is usually possible to get hold of tickets even after the Tournament has begun.

There are three ways to buy tickets off the SRFU:

You can telephone the ticket hotline (0870 0401925) although the line can be engaged for hours if you don't get in early enough. They offer tickets to any home Scottish match.

You can also log onto www.scottishrugby.org, although when tickets do go on sale the site does not function too well.

The other method is by going to the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre at Murrayfield. You may have to queue for about two-three hours as they only seem to have a couple of cashiers.

Try to get seating in the West Stand as it is slightly taller than the East Stand. There is nothing better than watching the rugby below with the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh castle in front of you.

It is quite surprising how few touts actually operate in the streets of Edinburgh and around the ground although it may have something to do with the policing that goes on in the Scottish capital. The most expensive tickets usually go for around half price in the last half-hour before a match. The best places are around the ground with Roseburn Terrace, Wester Coates terrace and West Coates usually the most fruitful. It is also possible to get your hands on more reputable tickets the night before in the bars around Princes Street. Ask Around.

Loads of ticket websites have tickets for Murrayfield matches.

Some of the more reasonable are:

www.bespokeevents.com

www.6nations.co.uk

www.no1eventsltd.co.uk

               

Eating and Drinking        It is best to get to Murrayfield at least an hour before kick-off if you want to see the pre-match entertainment. The gates usually open two hours before kick-off but with no bars selling alcohol at the stadium fans might want to leave it for a while. In theory, half an hour is the designated minimum time allotted by the SRU that you can turn up before the match as they say they cannot guarantee               admission after this time. The entrance queues are very large half an hour before the match.

As there is not much to keep punters at the stadium after the match, most of the vendors within the stadium pack up round half an hour after the final whistle when they start  offering discounts on their food for those who are still milling about.

There are numerous burger stalls, hot dog stalls and the like on the way to the ground, outside and inside the stadium

 

Eating and Drinking near the Stadium:

Murrayfield Hotel & Lodge(18 Corstorphine Road (44) 131 337 1884

The Murrayfield has a large modern bar, with two big sports screens behind the bar itself

 

Roseburn Bar (1 Roseburn Terrace;(44)131 337 1067

Also known as The Fly Half, the Roseburn has six screens and a small lounge bar whose walls are covered in sports photos, autographs and jerseys.

The Murrayfield Bar (57-59 Roseburn Terrace;0131 337 1574)

Not to be confused with the bar at the Murrayfield Hotel, the Murrayfield has seven TV screens and

The Haymarket Bar in Edinburgh (11-11a West Maitland Street;(44) 131 228 2537

                 

Tourist Office    3 Princes Street

                0845 22 55 121

                www.edinburgh.org

                9.00-7.00 Môn-Sat; 10.00-7.00 Sun

               

               

 

Last Updated : April 2014

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2014 

               

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