Home Ground Confirmed For Glasgow Warriors

Scottish Rugby has confirmed that Glasgow Warriors will continue to play their home matches in Glasgow and return to Hughenden for the forthcoming season.Following an extensive search for a suitable base for the Warriors professional team, Scottish Rugby has reached agreement with the West End club today, just hours before the playersa?" first pre season friendly kicks off against Moseley, at their Whitecraigs training base._ Until November of last year, Hughenden, the home of Hillhead/Jordanhill RFC, had been the base for the Warriors since the inception of the Celtic (now Magners) League, but a disagreement at the time resulted in the Warriors moving to Partick Thistlea?'s stadium at Firhill.Chief Executive Gordon McKie said: a??Confirming a home ground for our Glasgow team has been a complicated process, which has taken longer than we would have liked. However Ia?"m very pleased that we have managed to confirm this partnership with Hillhead Sports Club today, just three weeks before the start of the new seasona?"a?".a??Ia?"m delighted that we have been able to overcome the previous long running difficulties between Scottish Rugby and the Club and thus put the relationship on a new basis which we can now build upon for the Warriors and their supporters. a??We are also determined to listen carefully to our supporters and the clear message was that Hughenden is their preferred venue for The Warriors. So we hope todaya?'s decision will prove popular with the rugby community in the city. With this news now confirmed, we can finalize our arrangements to launch our season tickets during the course of next weeka?"a?"Ron Meikle, Chairman of Hillhead Sports Club said: a??We are looking forward to welcoming Glasgow Warriors back to Hughenden._Following our previous period of hosting the team, there were several outstanding issues surrounding their tenancy. However, after recent discussions, we feel that we are now able to host The Warriors once again. Every effort is being made to prepare Hughenden for the first match of the season on Friday 1 September.a??Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: a??The players and coaches have been concentrating on our pre-season training which is going well. Wea?"ve had every faith that the matter of where we play this season would be settled in time for the first game.a??We know that Hughenden is a popular ground for our supporters and the players really enjoy the atmosphere there during games. Hughenden has had a reputation in the past of being akin to a fortress for us so, with the supportersa?" help, we hope that reputation will return and boost us all for the new season.a??Gordon McKie added,a??Ease of access to our supporters was one of the major deciding factors for returning to Hughenden._The ground is in the heart of the West End and offers an ideal location in a strong rugby environment. Our priority is to ensure professional rugby takes a real grip in Glasgow. Hughenden will help make this happen.a??Scottish Rugby has confirmed that Glasgow Warriors will continue to play their home matches in Glasgow and return to Hughenden for the forthcoming season.Following an extensive search for a suitable base for the Warriors professional team, Scottish Rugby has reached agreement with the West End club today, just hours before the playersa?" first pre season friendly kicks off against Moseley, at their Whitecraigs training base._ Until November of last year, Hughenden, the home of Hillhead/Jordanhill RFC, had been the base for the Warriors since the inception of the Celtic (now Magners) League, but a disagreement at the time resulted in the Warriors moving to Partick Thistlea?'s stadium at Firhill.Chief Executive Gordon McKie said: a??Confirming a home ground for our Glasgow team has been a complicated process, which has taken longer than we would have liked. However Ia?"m very pleased that we have managed to confirm this partnership with Hillhead Sports Club today, just three weeks before the start of the new seasona?"a?".a??Ia?"m delighted that we have been able to overcome the previous long running difficulties between Scottish Rugby and the Club and thus put the relationship on a new basis which we can now build upon for the Warriors and their supporters. a??We are also determined to listen carefully to our supporters and the clear message was that Hughenden is their preferred venue for The Warriors. So we hope todaya?'s decision will prove popular with the rugby community in the city. With this news now confirmed, we can finalize our arrangements to launch our season tickets during the course of next weeka?"a?"Ron Meikle, Chairman of Hillhead Sports Club said: a??We are looking forward to welcoming Glasgow Warriors back to Hughenden._Following our previous period of hosting the team, there were several outstanding issues surrounding their tenancy. However, after recent discussions, we feel that we are now able to host The Warriors once again. Every effort is being made to prepare Hughenden for the first match of the season on Friday 1 September.a??Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: a??The players and coaches have been concentrating on our pre-season training which is going well. Wea?"ve had every faith that the matter of where we play this season would be settled in time for the first game.a??We know that Hughenden is a popular ground for our supporters and the players really enjoy the atmosphere there during games. Hughenden has had a reputation in the past of being akin to a fortress for us so, with the supportersa?" help, we hope that reputation will return and boost us all for the new season.a??Gordon McKie added,a??Ease of access to our supporters was one of the major deciding factors for returning to Hughenden._The ground is in the heart of the West End and offers an ideal location in a strong rugby environment. Our priority is to ensure professional rugby takes a real grip in Glasgow. Hughenden will help make this happen.a??