City centre Fan Zone opens today ahead of European Finals weekend!

The European Rugby city centre Fan Zone opens today!

Edinburgh is all set for a thrilling festival of rugby. Not only will BT Murrayfield play host to the finals of the European Rugby Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and Continental Shield but the capital is also gearing up to celebrate the sport too!

The finals weekend gives everyone the chance to celebrate the sport that we all love, whether that’s discussing it with friends and family or enjoying the very special atmosphere of the rugby community.

Everyone can get involved in the European Rugby party through try rugby and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible enjoying the festivities in Edinburgh.”

Location and opening times

Click to view / download Fan Zone map

The Try Rugby 'fan village' will set up camp at locations on George Street and Castle Street in the Scottish capital, giving fans from all over Europe a central hub in which to celebrate the sport on Finals weekend.

Open for three days from TODAY (Thursday 11 May) Try Rugby will entertain you and your family.

  • Thursday 11 May - 12 noon to 10pm
  • Friday 12 May - 2pm to 11pm
  • Saturday 13 May - 12 noon to 10pm

Click to view / download Fan Zone map


A wide range of merriment, including live music and entertainment, food and beverage, games, prizes and talk shows will help you build up to the big matches at the home of Scottish rugby.

The house band, 'the Upbeats' will provide a fantastic soundtrack, while host Jo Wilson will present talk shows with prizes, competitions and fantastic build up to the Finals.


At 'Tough Rugger' you will also be able to test your own rugby skills to see how far you have been inspired by the likes of CJ Stander, Owen Farrell, Camille Lopez or Isa Nacewa! And why not show off your best rugby moves to the world via social media at #YouTry!?

#YouTry offers you the opportunity to show off, either individually - or in a group and then share across the social media channel of your choice!

Food and drink

A large variety of food options will be on offer at the 'fan village': pizza, curry mexican, burgers plus a raft of veggie options.