Curiosità: Gli Hearts giocheranno (almeno) tre gare al BT Murrayfield

new main stand Tynecastle Park
Alba Ovale – 2017

Gli Heart of Midlothian hanno annunciato che giocheranno le prime tre gare casalinghe della stagione – che comincerà per i Jambos sabato 5 agosto con la trasferta al Celtic Park contro i Campioni di Scozia in carica – al BT Murrayfield.

I lavori, in corso da qualche mese, per la costruzione del nuovo Main Stand del Tynecastle Park, non verranno terminati in tempo per dare agli Hearts la possibilità di tornare a giocare tra le mura amiche il 9 settembre contro l’Aberdeen, data indicata, ad inizio lavori, come quella dell’apertura del nuovo stand.

I lavori procedono spediti ma, come spiega Ann Budge – presidentessa del Club – sul sito ufficiale del Club della capitale scozzese, “(…) Unfortunately, however, there are some things we cannot control and as such, despite the mammoth effort that has gone into the construction project up until now, we are not going to make our targeted “open for business” date of 9th September 2017.

Alba Ovale – 2016

Budge rivela quindi che grazie all’accordo trovato con la SRU,”…we will have to invoke our contingency plan and play our first few home fixtures at BT Murrayfield.
While this is disappointing, the cooperation of the management and staff at the SRU means we can accommodate all, indeed even more, of our supporters in fine style at the national rugby stadium.

Budge non nasconde il disappunto, come leggete qui sopra, e rivela che saranno tre le gare che si giocheranno alla Highland Cathedral, almeno per il momento.

“(…) Further details will be given over the next few weeks but for now we simply wish to let our supporters know that the following fixtures will be played at BT Murrayfield.

  • Saturday 9th September 2017: Hearts v Aberdeen (3pm)
  • Saturday 21st October 2017: Hearts v St Johnstone
  • Saturday 28th October 2017: Hearts v Rangers

At the moment, these last 2 fixtures are scheduled at 3pm but this may, of course, change due to TV selection.

Please also note that Partick Thistle have kindly agreed to flip our fixture on 23rd September and this game will now be played at Firhill.

The logistics involved in all of the above are fairly complicated but please be assured that full information will be provided regarding ticketing, hospitality, etc. over the next few days and weeks.”


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