Scotland v Italy - Matchday Information
Scottish Rugby looks forward to welcoming fans back to BT Murrayfield this Saturday for the final Guinness Six Nations game, against Italy (Saturday 18 March). The game kicks off much earlier than usual – at 12.30pm – and so we strongly encourage you to plan your journey well in advance and to get to the stadium early. We hope you find the information below useful in planning your day.
The Italy weekend finishes on Sunday!
SCOTLAND U20 v ITALY U20, Saturday 19 March, Scotstoun, kick-off 2pm
All three games on the final day of the U20 Six Nations Championship kick-off at the same time. Scotland are aiming for their second home win of the series, after their thrilling 18-17 win against Wales last month. Tickets for Sunday’s game at Scotstoun are priced at £10 (adults) £5 (U18s/Seniors) and FREE for U12s (with a paying adult). Scotland U20 v Italy U20 TICKETS HERE
Match Tickets: Digital-only tickets on the new FREE Scottish Rugby Ticketing App
To improve access, security and sustainability on Scotland matchdays, all Scotland match tickets are being issued to the Scottish Rugby Ticketing App to be scanned at the turnstiles at BT Murrayfield for entry into the stadium. Your Scottish Rugby ticketing account – the one you used to purchase your tickets – will link your ticket(s) to the new App using the mobile number registered to your ticketing account. As there should only be one ticket per device, all ticket holders (except children or dependents) must download the app so the purchaser can transfer their tickets to their devices in order to enter the stadium. If you’ve bought a few tickets for family or friends, you’ll be able to transfer these tickets to each person in your group once they have downloaded the app to their smartphone.
You can find out more about the new Scottish Rugby Ticketing App, that was launched last October HERE and the answers to a wide range of Frequently Asked Questions about the Ticketing App can be found on the ASK Scottish Rugby section of this website HERE.
Scotland Season Pass
Scotland Season Passes are NOT currently available to download on the App, so please bring your 2022/23 Scotland Season Pass cards with you to be scanned at the turnstiles for entry. While match tickets are being issued electronically, this does not affect your Scotland Season Pass and you must bring this along on the day to gain entry.
Need Help? Contact us!
If you need help with your ticket(s) please contact us well in advance of matchday to resolve any issues. This will ensure you are able to enter the stadium easily on matchday.
|West Fan Village opens:
General Turnstiles open:
Hospitality Turnstiles open:
Scotland Team arrives:
France v Wales*
*West Fan Village big screen
Bags: no bigger than A4
For security reasons supporters are urged where possible not to bring bags to BT Murrayfield. Bags larger than A4 size (21cm x 30cm) will not be permitted unless required for medical or childcare reasons. Bags A4 size or smaller will be searched prior to entry into the stadium. Please note: there will be no bag drop facility at the stadium.
Locations around the city can be found here:
What not to bring
For the safety of everyone at the game, there are a few items that will not be allowed into the stadium. For the full list, visit the matchday FAQs on the ASK Scottish Rugby section of our website.
Terms & Conditions of Entry
For the full terms of entry, please read our Ticket Terms and Conditions (link below). Please also take the time to read the full list of safety measures and to find out more about what you can expect on matchdays, visit the ASK Scottish Rugby section.
Please follow current Scottish Government guidelines. Hand-sanitisers will be situated throughout the stadium.
GETTING TO BT MURRAYFIELD
BT Murrayfield is located to the west of Edinburgh and is well served by public transport and is only a 45-minute walk from the city centre. Plan your journey and know your travel options by checking your travel providers website for all of the latest information ahead of your day.
Buy tickets in advance either at staffed stations, by phone (0344 811 0141) or at scotrail.co.uk. Plan ahead and ensure you check your travel providers website for any updates ahead of travel.
UPDATE: ScotRail has confirmed it will add more seats and more services this weekend. To help supporters travel to and from the match, ScotRail is adding more seats to trains on routes in and out of Edinburgh throughout the day, including between Edinburgh Waverley and Fife, Perth, Inverness, and the Borders Railway. Additional services will also be operating between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High between 10am and 5pm to help manage the expected increase in passenger numbers.
NOTE: Limited access at Haymarket station caused by the ongoing redevelopment of an adjacent building means customers should expect longer waiting times for the train home after the rugby.
NOTE: Due to engineering works taking place on the railway at Carstairs, LNER will be running buses between Edinburgh and Motherwell. Supporters from Glasgow should use Scotrail services to and from Queen Street. For those wanting to travel between Haymarket and Motherwell please travel to Waverley and use the connecting bus. For further information: www.lner.co.uk/travel-information
Edinburgh’s tram line runs from Edinburgh Airport into the city centre and there’s a stop at Murrayfield, exit from which takes you onto Roseburn Street. Tickets must be purchased prior to boarding trams. You can either use the ticket vending machines at trams stops or pre-purchase tickets on the Transport for Edinburgh App. To find out more and to pre-purchase your tram tickets visit edinburghticket.com.
Lothian Buses run several routes throughout the city that service BT Murrayfield. All Lothian buses accept contactless payments or you can download the Lothian Bus mobile app to help plan your travel to the game. Visit lothianbuses.com and use their journey planner ahead of travel for specific information regarding routes on match day.
BT Murrayfield is approximately a 45-minute walk from Edinburgh city centre. From Princes Street head to Shandwick Place, which leads on to Atholl Place, then onto Haymarket Terrace. Continue and either turn left onto Roseburn Street at the Roseburn Bar (for the south turnstiles) or continue and turn left onto Riversdale Crescent at the Murrayfield Bar (for the north turnstiles).
Please note there is no parking available in the streets around the stadium on matchdays.
GETTING INTO BT MURRAYFIELD
There are banks of turnstiles all around the stadium so you can enter easily no matter where you are coming from.
- NORTH: (beside Murrayfield Ice Rink)
- NORTH EAST: (off Roseburn Crescent)
- SOUTH & EAST: (off Roseburn Street)
- WEST: (off Roseburn St, Baird Drive and Riversdale Cres.)
West Fan Village
This is the area behind the West Stand next to Edinburgh Rugby’s DAM Health Stadium.
From the South and East:
Off Roseburn Street, along the pedestrian walkway by side of the rail/tramline near the bridge.
From the North:
Off Corstorphine Road, via Riversdale Crescent and the Ice-Rink Car park.
From the West:
Off Baird Drive, over Baird Drive Bridge.
Please remember BT Murrayfield is located in a residential area so please be respectful of our neighbours when arriving and leaving the stadium.
AT THE STADIUM: THINGS TO SEE & DO
Please Note: Limited Cash Payments
BT Murrayfield is a cashless stadium, with contactless/card payment only at all refreshment units. (Cash is accepted in the Macron Store. Because the stadium is cashless, there are no ATMs onsite).
Macron merchandise at The Scottish Rugby Store & Marquees
The Scottish Rugby Store, situated in the lower south-west corner of the stadium, and the merchandise marquees behind the North and East stands will all be open from general turnstiles opening and again after the final whistle.
Scotland Team Arrival
Give the Scotland players a rousing welcome to BT Murrayfield when the team coach arrives behind the West Stand, with a special Peter Vardy vehicle “Leading The Charge”.
After a hugely popular performance during the Autumn Nations Series, five-piece pop-rock band Dancing on Tables are bringing their anthemic, high energy sound back to BT Murrayfield on Saturday. Named one of Variety’s ’10 Brits to Watch’, Dancing On Tables have gone from playing at friends’ parties and school halls to supporting Catfish and the Bottlemen as part of their UK arena tour. Their trademark live sound has seen sold-out dates across the UK, as well as festival bills including the likes of Latitude and Kendal Calling.
Huge Range of Food
There are over 45 food units all around the stadium serving a variety of food. More details will be available nearer the game.
There are bars all around the stadium serving a wide range of drinks, including:
Guinness West Bar
Enjoy a pint of the black stuff at the Guinness West Bar in the West Fan Village.
The Tennent’s Up & Under Supporters Bar
The popular supporters bar is situated on the 1st floor in the South-west corner and is open at 11am and again after the game.
Edinburgh Gin Bar
Look out for our new Gin Bar from Edinburgh Gin in the West Fan Village, offering Classic Gin & Tonic and Edinburgh Gin with Rhubarb & Ginger.
Peter Vardy Driving Experience
Test your skills against the Scotland players at the Peter Vardy driving experience in the West Fan Village.
FRANCE v WALES
After the Italy game you can stay and watch the France v Wales game on the big screen in the West Fan Village (kick off 2.45pm).
The official match programme will be available from roaming sellers all around the stadium. Programme sellers.
Battery operated handsets with earphones allow you to hear the referee throughout the game. They are available from sellers located around the stadium, priced £8. If for any reason you have issues with your handset please speak to someone at the Ticket Office in the East or one of the sellers located outside the Macron marquee at the North of the stadium or at the Macron store at the West.
If you have any questions on the day, look out for one of our Blue Crew members (wearing blue jackets) who will be happy to help. During the game, contact your nearest steward (wearing a yellow jacket). There are stewards at the entrance to every section of the stadium.
Scottish Rugby wants everyone who comes to BT 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. If you see anything that you aren’t comfortable with, please be sure to speak to a member of staff who can be found within the stands or located around the stadium.
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).
If you mislay property in the stadium please contact your nearest steward. If you discover the loss after the event, contact our Customer Services team at [email protected].
HELP US KEEP BT MURRAYFIELD SUSTAINABLE
With the help of our official waste and recycling partner Biffa, we managed to recycle 49% of our matchday waste at BT Murrayfield and the DAM Health Stadium during the Autumn Nations Series last November. The remaining general waste was converted from waste to energy – we are proud that none of our waste goes to land fill.
With Biffa’s help we have introduced new segregated bins to the stadium to improve our direct recycling stats and would like to encourage everyone attending this weekend to use these recycling and general waste bins to dispose of your litter responsibly and help us continue to keep matchdays more sustainable.