BT Murrayfield Stadium breaks two records on One Direction night

The BT Murrayfield Stadium broke records last night when over 64,000 One Direction fans filled the stands and pitch to see their idols take the stage.

Not only was it the biggest concert ever staged at BT Murrayfield Stadium, it was also the largest ever stadium gig in Scotland.

Despite earlier showers, the skies cleared and the sun broke through as the patiently queuing fans came through the turnstiles at 5pm, Australian support band 5 Seconds of Summer providing the warm-up to the main event.

Fans of One Direction had travelled to the only Scottish date on their Where We Are tour from as far afield as Australia and Italy, the gig selling out in 40 minutes when tickets were released twelve months ago.

Scottish Rugby’s Director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, Dominic McKay, said: “It was a fantastic evening and a great way to celebrate our recent sponsorship deal, with a record-breaking crowd at the BT Murrayfield Stadium.

“We’re delighted One Direction chose to stage their only Scottish date here and it underlines the confidence in us to stage not only rugby internationals but other major events such as this, which ultimately help fund grass roots rugby.

“I’d like to thank DF Concerts, and all our staff and partners who worked together brilliantly to stage such a record-breaking event.”