SCOTLAND v ITALY, Saturday 29th August, 3.15pm
Everything you need to know
Whether you’re a seasoned supporter and have been to BT Murrayfield many times or you’re a complete novice with no idea what to expect on match day at the home of Scottish rugby, you should find out everything you need to know here. If not, email us (email@example.com) and tell us what you would like to know.
Please allow extra journey time
With the International Festival and Fringe in full swing, this is the busiest time of year in Edinburgh. Therefore, please allow extra time for your journey to BT Murrayfield for the game, as public transport in particular is expected to be very busy.
Get there early!
The best thing to do is to get to get to the stadium early. The stadium will be packed with fun things to see and do in the build-up to the match, including a performance by the world-famous DJ Tom Loud, who’s bringing his globally recognised Hot Dub Time Machine show as part of the pre-match entertainment. The global sell-out phenomenon will be taking supporters on a journey through the years to help create a party atmosphere for all ages. Hot Dub Time Machine joins a fantastic programme of entertainment, including beach party activities, inflatable games, face painting, dance workshops and the usual food and drink, before the rugby kicks off and the teams get down to business.
It’s a Beach Party!
To celebrate the opportunity of enjoying international rugby during the height of the summer, the Scotland v Italy game has a Beach Party theme and supporters are being encouraged to get creative and come along in fancy dress! Anything from Baywatch to Hawaii Five-O, bikinis to Budgy Smugglers, we want you to get into the beach theme. So dig out those sunnies and come ready to join the party!
11:00 Turnstiles open
11:45 Heriot’s v Boroughmuir, BT Charity Shield, kick-off (until 13:20 apprix)
13:45 Scotland Team Bus arrives
14:45 Hot Dub Time Machine performance
15:15 Scotland v Italy kick-off (until 16:50 approx.)
18:00 Bars & Food Stall close
Finally, please note that for this game there will NOT be a cash machine at the stadium. The closest facilities are at the local Sainsbury’s on the Western Approach Road, or at Tesco on Roseburn Street, both within a 5 minute walk from the stadium.
Where can I buy match tickets?
Buying direct from Scottish Rugby
Tickets can be bought in the following ways:
Secondary ticket marketplace
Tickets can also become available in the secondary ticket marketplace, where tickets can be bought from supporters who are no longer able to attend the game. Scottish Rugby’s official cecondary ticketing partner is viagogo , who provide supporters with a secure and guaranteed online platform on which to safely buy and sell tickets for Scotland’s home games.
How do I receive the tickets when I buy online or over the phone?
If you buy your ticket(s) from a UK address weeks before the game, you can either:
If you buy your ticket(s) fewer than five days before the game, you can either
If you have purchased tickets from an address outside the UK, you must collect them from the BT Murrayfield Ticket Centre (and bring along the card you used to make the booking).
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do I collect my tickets on the day of the game?
Tickets can be collected in the week leading up to the game – or on match day from 9am until half-time – from the Ticket Centre at BT Murrayfield Stadium (Roseburn Street). As several thousand tickets are collected on match day, there will be queues and we strongly recommend that you collect your tickets no later than two hours before kick-off. All tickets must be collected by the card holder with the card used to make the booking.
Can I buy tickets on the day of the game?
If there are any tickets remaining they will be on sale on the day of the game from the Ticket Centre at BT Murrayfield Stadium (open at 9am) and from the Matchday Sales outlet located at the top of Gate A, Roseburn Street.
What should I do if I need to upgrade a concession ticket to a full adult ticket?
Please email email@example.com or contact the Ticket Services team on 0844 335 3933, with your ticket details and the staff will be able to help you. Whilst upgrades can be processed on matchdays, we encourage supporters to do this in advance.
If I buy a student ticket do I need to show any I.D. at the turnstile?
Yes, concession checks will be carried out at the turnstiles, so anyone with a Student ticket must show their student card. Supporters with an under-18 ticket may be asked to prove their age.
I have a Scotland Season Pass – how do I enter the stadium?
Scotland Season Pass holders must bring their pass card to the stadium on each match day. The pass card is scanned at any turnstile on entry.
If I don’t have a ticket can I get one outside the stadium on the day?
Scottish Rugby does not encourage supporters to purchase tickets from anything other than official sources and we actively discourage the activities of ticket touts. Tickets sold on unofficial websites may be investigated and any found to have been sold in contravention of the terms of sale will be cancelled.
If I can’t go to the game is there anywhere I can sell tickets?
Yes, you sell your ticket(s) using Rugby's official Secondary Ticketing Partner, viagogo, which allows people to buy and sell their match tickets safely and securely. Every ticket on viagogo’s marketplace is 100% guaranteed, meaning buyers can be confident they will receive the ticket they paid for in time for the event and sellers will be paid. viagogo doesn’t pay the seller until after the buyer has been to the event, a policy that has virtually eliminated ticket fraud.
Can I bring my young child?
Children under two are admitted free of charge provided they sit on the parent or guardian’s knee. International matches are very busy events with large crowds and loud music, however, so may not be suitable for very young children. Baby changing units are available in the disabled toilets in the lower west stand (south corner) area and in the lower west stand (north corner) area. The doors are marked with baby changing signs. There is also a parenting room, accessible from the concourse behind the east stand (north corner) – please ask one of our Blue Crew volunteers or a steward for access to the facility. Buggies can be left at the gatehouse – please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to let us know you want to use this facility.
My mobility has been affected since I bought my ticket. What if I’m physically unable to get to my seat?
If there is any change in your circumstances, please contact our Ticket Centre in advance of the match (email@example.com). If this is not possible, we have a dedicated team inside the stadium that look after spectators with such difficulties and you should contact the nearest steward on the day.
What do I do if I someon is sitting in my seat with the same ticket, or there’s a problem with my seat?
Contact your nearest steward; they are there to help you.
The following services pass close to BT Murrayfield Stadium:
Lothian Buses: 1, 2, 22, 30 at Westfield Road, 3, 25, 33, 38 at Gorgie Road 12, 26, 31at Corstorphine Road
AIRLINK 100 at Corstorphine Road
First Bus: 20, 21, 22, X38 at Corstorphine Road
Scottish Citylink: 900 at Corstorphine Road
Corstorphine Road from Murrayfield Road, West Coates, Haymarket Station, West Maitland Street andShandwick Place: Lothian Buses services 12 26 31, AIRLINK 100, First Bus services and Citylink services will be unable serve these stops in either direction, alternative stops are available at Corstorphine Road (west of Murrayfield Road) and at Queensferry Street. Stevenson Road: Services 1 2 22 and 30 will be unable to stop on Stevenson Road between 3:45pm and 5.15pm, alternative stops are available on Balgreen Road (services 1 2 22) or Gorgie Road (service 30).
Full details of the service alterations can be found at www.lothianbuses.com
Edinburgh's main train station is situated right in the heart of the city, from where you catch a bus or the tram to BT Murrayfield a short ride away.
Haymarket Station is a twenty minute walk west along Princes Street from Waverley. A further twenty minute walk from Haymarket will take you to BT Murrayfield along the "Murrayfield Mile". A queueing system is normally in place for supporters boarding trains at Haymarket station on match day.
Full details of all Scotrail's services can be found on Scotrail's website.
Trams run between York Place and Edinburgh Airport and there is a stop at BT Murrayfield Stadium. Trams run at least every five to six minutes immediately before and after the game. Tickets must be purchased before boarding - ticket vending machine can be found at all tram stops. Edinburgh Trams strongly recommend buying DAYtickets for all-day travel. . Full details on tram services can be found at www.edinburghtrams.com
There are Park and Ride facilities that can be used when visiting BT Murrayfield, regardless of which direction you’re coming from.
Ferrytoll Park and Ride
A90, Inverkeithing, KY11 1LN
Opening times: Saturday from 5am until 1am (Sunday), Sunday from 5am until 00.30am (Monday).
Just north of the Forth Road Bridge in Fife, this site has 1,040 spaces (37 disabled), parking is free and vehicles can be left overnight at no charge. If you intend to leave your vehicle overnight, please park in the multi-storey car park and provide details of your vehicle registration to the duty supervisor (in the facilities building). There is no direct bus route between Ferrytoll park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre, with many connecting buses. The following bus services operate between Ferrytoll and Edinburgh:
Stagecoach services X54, 55, X58, X59 and X61
Scottish Citylink/Park's of Hamilton/Megabus Services M90 and M91
Ingliston Park & Ride
2 Eastfield Road, Newbridge, EH28 8LS
Saturday from 6.30am until midnight
Situated near the airport, this a good option for supporters driving through to Edinburgh from the west of Scotland. There are 1,085 spaces (46 disabled), parking is free but overnight parking is not permitted.
Edinburgh Trams run at least every 10 minutes (about every 5 or 6 minutes immediately before and after the match) from Ingliston and stops at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop. In addition Lothian Buses will operate a special service X12 from Ingliston to Corstorphine Road by BT Murrayfield Stadium. Visit the Lothian Buses website for a full timetable.
Hermiston Park & Ride
Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Midlothian, EH14 5PX
Lothian Buses service 25 serves Hermiston, and stops at Saughton and Gorgie, less than a ten-minute walk to the south of the stadium. Visit the Lothian Buses website for a full timetable.
Straiton park and ride
Straiton Road, Straiton, EH20 9NW
The terminal building is open Monday to Friday, 6.45am to 10am then 3.30pm to 7pm.
Just off the Edinburgh City Bypass, the site has 600 spaces (37 disabled) and parking is free. Maximum vehicle height is 1.9m (6ft 3in) and it is open seven days a week, from 6am until midnight. There is no direct bus route between Straiton park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre, with many connecting buses.
Sheriffhall park and ride
Old Dalkeith Road, Dalkeith, EH22 1FF
The terminal building is open from Monday to Friday 6.45am to 10am and 3.30pm to 7pm.
Lothian Buses service 33 calls at Sheriffhall and stops on Gorgie Road, less than a ten-minute walk to the south of the stadium. Visit the Lothian Buses website for a full timetable.
Wallyford park and ride
A199, Haddington Road, Musselburgh, EH21
Open 24 hours a day, sevens days a week and parking is free.
Off the A1, the site has 300 spaces (13 disabled). There is no direct bus route between Wallyford park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre, with many connecting buses.
As well as the traditional Pipes and Drums our house band will be performing on the main pitch playing cover versions of popular songs. Watch out, too, for the brand new BT Murrayfield KissCam and AirGuitarCam, allowing YOU the opportunity to appear on our big screens!
Outside the stadium bowl there are bands on the North Stage and in the Family Zone, which is also where you'll find cheer leaders, face-painters and DJ Chris Cruise as well as team mascots Lochie, Flinty and Clyde!
After the Scotland v Italy match, you can watch the France v Wales game on the big screen located at the North Party Zone.
Edinburgh Council Note Road Closures & Restrictions
It is imperative you allow plenty of extra time for your journey to the game. There are plenty of activities to enjoy at BT Murrayfield before the match, with lots of food and drink options available.Traffic restrictions may be implemented on nearby streets on matchday. Visit the Edinburgh Council website for full details of traffic and parking restrictions.
After the match
A queueing system will be in place for people boarding trains at Haymarket station. See 'Travelling by train' above or http://scotrail.co.uk/rugby for more details.
To ensure pedestrian safety and to minimise traffic disruption, pedestrian diversions will be implemented around the Haymarket area following the match.
Those heading back into the city centre will be diverted left off the main road up Magdala Crescent to continue back into town. Please note that these diversions will not add any significant length onto your route and will have no affect to your journey times as delays to pedestrian movement will be reduced. Please note these measures are introduced for your own safety and the safety of other road users.
Only those who are travelling by rail from Haymarket Station will be permitted to continue walking along the main road towards Haymarket. Further assistance and instruction will be given to those patrons travelling by rail as they near Haymarket Station.
Please note that Russell Road is now fully open for those pedestrians making their way back towards the Dalry area and as an alternative route to the city centre.
Where are the turnstiles?
Turnstiles are situated at each side of the ground so no matter which direction you’re coming from, you’ll easily be able to get into the stadium.
Accessible off Corstorphine Road and along Riversdale Crescent, the turnstiles are beside Murrayfield Ice Rink.
Access from Roseburn Crescent, which runs along the south edge of Roseburn Park.
South and East
The main bank of turnstiles off Roseburn Street.
The turnstiles behind the west stand are used primarily by car park and hospitality patrons, but can be accessed from Baird Drive and Roseburn Street.
When do the turnstiles open?
Turnstiles open two hours before kick-off:
There will be big crowds at all these games and we strongly recommend that supporters in possession of their tickets arrive at the turnstiles no later than 30 minutes before kick-off to ensure they reach their seats on time.
Is there parking available at BT Murrayfield?
Yes, there is public car parking on the pitch area behind the West Stand. Spaces are limited and passes must be pre-purchased. Depending on availability, parking passes can be bought from the Ticket Centre at BT Murrayfield or online at www.scottishrugby.org up until the day before the game. Car park passes cannot be bought on match day.
Can any vehicle park there?
The BT Murrayfield car park can accommodate vehicles no bigger than the size of a standard car or people carrier. Minibuses, coaches, motorhomes and similar are not permitted entry.
When does car park open and close?
This car park is open four hours before kick-off. For safety reasons all vehicles must be in place one hour before kick-off (due to the large number of pedestrians making their way to the stadium at this time).
Can I park overnight?
No, vehicles cannot be left overnight as the trackway used to protect the playing pitches will be removed early on the morning after the game.
Can I bring food and drink into the car park?
Yes, you are welcome to ‘park and picnic’, by bringing your own food and beverages into the car park area to enjoy before and after the match, although barbeques are not permitted and alcohol cannot be taken into the stadium from the car park.
Are there toilet facilities in the car park area?
Will I get back into the stadium if I have to return to the car park?
Yes, please speak to the nearest steward if you need to pass in and out between the stadium and car park.
How quickly will I be able to leave after the game?
Due to the large number of pedestrians leaving the stadium by the west exit after the final whistle, drivers should be aware that there will be a delay of approximately 20 minutes leaving the car park. Supporter safety is paramount so please heed the directions of the stewards on duty in the parking area and the police in the adjacent streets. Food, beverages and entertainment will be available at the stadium following the game and you are welcome to delay your departure by enjoying the facilities on offer.
Is there parking for disabled supporters?
Yes, parking is provided for disabled supporters on match days. A parking pass is required and should be applied for in advance from the Ticket Centre at BT Murrayfield.
Where can I park my coach or minibus?
Parking for these vehicles is not available at BT Murrayfield. Coaches and minibuses are directed to parking areas along the A8 Corstorphine Road and the A71 Gorgie Road. All coach and minibus drivers should approach Murrayfield from the A8 Corstorphine Road or A71 Calder Road. It is vital that drivers co-operate and follow instructions to ensure maximum capacity. Coaches and minibuses should not arrive more than three hours before kick-off (11.30am for a 2.30pm kick-off, for example). The first vehicles to arrive should park nearest to the stadium.
Only mechanised air horns (blow-through or wind-up) are allowed inside the stadium. Pressurised containers are not permitted.
Small amateur cameras are permitted, but large professional cameras are not. By small, we mean pocket-size digital cameras or SLR cameras with zoom lenses no more powerful than 300mm. Tripods are not permitted.
Yes! The more Scotland flags brought to the stadium the better – just make sure the sticks are no more that 1m tall and there’s no ‘pointy bit’ on the end!
Flask of tea or coffee or any other liquids
Flasks are not permitted. Bags are subject to search on entering the stadium; the contents of any flasks will be tipped out and the containers will have to be left outside the stadium.
You may bring small amounts of food into the stadium for your own use. Large picnic hampers are not permitted.
In line with other major venues, only sealed bottles of water or soft drinks up to 500mls can be brought into the stadium. No cans will be permitted.
Rucksack or suitcase
Small backpacks are permitted, but suitcases and larger luggage items will be denied access. A guide of size is something that will comfortably fit beneath your seat. We assume no responsibility for baggage within the stadium. Rucksacks and other bags will be subject to a search before entry.
We’re encouraging all Scotland supporters to back the team by wearing the national colours, whether it’s the latest replica shirt or simply a blue jumper, a woolly hat or something more extravagant. Get up-to-the-second Scotland info on Twitter @scotlandteam
We will consider all requests for PA announcements and ‘shout-outs’. However it is at the discretion of Scottish Rugby whether we are in a position, time permitting, to read them all out.
Baby changing facilities
There are changing units in the disabled toilets in the lower west (south) stand area and in the lower west (north) stand area. The doors have the appropriate baby changing signs on them. There is also a parenting room, accessible from the concourse behind the east stand (north corner) – please ask one of our Blue Crew volunteers or a steward for access to the facility.
We offer a mix of draught bars and quick serve bottle bars around the stadium, including our upper concourses on the east and west. They are found in all quadrants of the stadium, pouring Tennent’s Lager, Caledonia Best and GUINNESS®, and prosecco on draught, alongside plastic bottles of Tennent’s Black T Premium Lager, Magners Cider, and Ginger Grouse alcoholic ginger beer. We have a full range of wine, both 750ml bottles and single serve 187ml bottles, as well as a selection of AG Barr soft drinks, such as IRN-BRU, SUGAR FREE IRN-BRU, Xtra Cola, ROCKSTAR energy drink and Strathmore still water. A range of pre-mixed spirits is also available, including vodka, gin, and Pimm’s.
If the weather’s not kind, look out for the Ginger Grouse bar in the north, the new Caledonia Best bar in the west, or GUINNESS® inflatable bar in the south all serving their own branded drinks and a range of non-alcoholic drinks. For something a little different, visit our ‘Upper Deck’ Champagne and Oyster bar in the north, serving Joseph Perrier grande marque champagne and Loch Fyne Scottish oysters. Our bars accept cash, with card payment facilities also offered in the north bar.
Our blue-jacketed volunteers will be in position around the stadium to paint faces, hand out freebies and answer any questions about the game, the stadium and the events of the day.
ATM cash machines are situated behind the east stand, by the Ticket Centre. These ATMs are operated by RBS.
On arrival at the stadium, supporters will be entertained by a variety of musicians and entertainers. A full list of pre-match entertainment will be available soon.
Official Party Zone
Join in the pre-match build-up and carry on the post-match fun in our party zone. Situated behind the North Stand, there is bar facilities (Ginger Grouse Bar and Guinness Bar) hot food and live music. It will all be open again after the game, so avoid the queues in town and join in the banter here at Murrayfield!
We have a full medical team on duty for your safety and wellbeing, including First Aid, paramedics and doctors. If you feel unwell, please contact your nearest steward, who will direct you to further help. The First Aid room is located at ground level in the south west corner of the stadium (near the Scottish Rugby store).
There's a wide range of food available around the stadium, covering all tastes, from our award-winning hand-made pies to stone-baked pizza, and traditional Scottish hog roast to hand-filled burritos. Look out, too, for our award-winning Artisan Grill with its selection of healthy, hearty Scottish dishes. Finally, if you're looking for a warm drink, there's Fairtrade bean-to-cup coffee served in all areas of the stadium.
If you mislay property in the stadium please contact your nearest steward. If you discover the loss after the event, contact our Facilities staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 100-page souvenir programme will be available from sellers located around the stadium, priced £5; look out for the blue stands with digital boards above them.
The programme is now also available as an iPad App. The iPad edition includes the features found in the print programme along with interactive bonus material. Download your programme here
Battery operated handsets with earphones allow you to hear the referee throughout the game. They are available from sellers located around the stadium, priced £5.
The Scottish Rugby Store, situated in the west stand (south corner), will be open from turnstiles open until an hour after final whistle. Marquees selling merchandise will also be behind the north and east stands (open from when turnstiles open until an hour after final whistle).
Scottish Rugby wants everyone who comes to Murrayfield to have a great match day experience. Supporters are encouraged to be mindful of others while enjoying all that is on offer.
Scottish Rugby does not encourage nor tolerate ‘booing’ of the opposition at any point during the game and asks all fans to refrain from engaging in this activity.
The stadium is situated in a residential area and Scottish Rugby asks you to please be mindful and respectful of local residents and their property when entering and leaving the ground. Please do not take any drinks with you when you leave, and please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided.
The Scotland team is due to arrive at Murrayfield Stadium at approximately an hour and a half before kick-off on match day. You can welcome the Scotland players by congregating along the roadside or on the stairs and upper concourse immediately behind the west stand.