BT Murrayfield pitch perfect for Champions League

The new Desso hybrid pitch at BT Murrayfield has been completed and is in fantastic shape to welcome Celtic FC and KR Reykjavik for their UEFA Champions League Qualifier on Tuesday 22 July (kick-off 7.45pm).

Before the football studs left an impression on the pristine playing surface, however, Edinburgh Rugby duo Greig Tonks and Dougie Fife trod the turf and gave it their seal of approval.

The new pitch, which has also been moved one and a half metres nearer the west stand, is the result of four months of intensive work by Scottish Rugby's groundstaff and specialist contractors from Holland, the latter who were responsible for sowing the artificial part of the surface (for a full explanation of the process see our exclusive video.)

Scottish Rugby's Director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, Dominic McKay said: "The BT Murrayfield pitch is in excellent condition and we're hugely proud of what has been achieved, in a relatively short space of time, to ensure we have a playing surface our supporters will be proud of.

"Our groundstaff have worked tremendously hard over the last four months and I'd like to congratulate them on a job well done.

"We look forward to welcoming Celtic, KR Reykjavik and their supporters to BT Murrayfield on Tuesday and wish them the best of luck in this important European qualifier."

Supporters travelling to BT Murrayfield on 22 July are strongly advised to check the dedicated page on our web site for full information regarding the event.