Scotland head into the first of two home matches at Murrayfield looking to make amends for their opening weekend defeat at the hands of Ireland (28-6). England were also narrowly-beaten by an impressive France side in Paris. With the added spice of the Calcutta Cup up for grabs, Scotland will be going all out to earn their first championship points of the 2014 campaign.
Calcutta Cup matches at Murrayfield are always popular – and this season is no different. Scotland’s match against England is sold out with a capacity crowd of 67,144 expected. If you already have match tickets and have a question or need some help, you can contact the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre on 0844 335 3933.
Make The Most Of Your Murrayfield Match Day!
To help you make the most of your big day out, here’s a flavour of what you can expect.
Remember, it’s a 5pm kick-off
We’ll have our best ever choice of food available throughout the stadium to ensure no-one goes hungry at this tea-time kick-off! As well as the usual favourites there’s a great range of fresh, local and healthy options: hog roast, pulled pork, organic soup, haggis, neeps’n’tatties, noodles etc… All the food outlets will be open when the turnstiles open (from 2pm onwards) and until an hour after the game. If you’re bringing children along, there’s plenty to see and do – head for the Family Zone behind the East Stand for face painting, balloon modelling and more!
Come early and watch Ireland v Wales
To get you in the mood and ensure you don’t miss any of the other rugby action on the day of the game, we’re showing the Ireland v Wales match (kick-off 2:30pm) on two giant screens around the ground:
Big Screen #1: behind the North Stand
This is the Official Party Zone, with three bars – the Caledonian Best Bar, the Guinness Bar and the Ginger Grouse Bar – and plenty of food outlets.
Big Screen #2: behind the East Stand.
There’s one bar here and plenty of food outlets, and is nearest to the Family Zone area.
Sky-Diving, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Gospel Choir, Fireworks, Anthems!
As soon as Ireland v Wales finishes you’ll have time to get to your seat to watch the brilliant pre-match entertainment, described by commentators as the best in the Six Nations! The ever-popular Red Hot Chilli Pipers, a gospel choir, the massed pipes and drums, the team countdown, the fireworks and flames, the national anthems – and that’s all before kick-off! Sit back and enjoy the unique Murrayfield atmosphere – and don’t forget to tell us @scotlandteam how you’re #backingblue