AN ANCIENT RIVALRY
The 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Rugby Matches will take place on Saturday 21 September from 3pm. This fantastic spectacle will see the Edinburgh University men’s and women’s rugby teams take on their ancient rivals from St Andrews on the International Pitch at BT Murrayfield.
Turnstiles Open | 2pm
University of Edinburgh Women v University of St Andrews Women | 3pm
University of Edinburgh Men v University of St Andrews Men | 4.15pm
Fans will once again be able to see the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews’ rugby teams clash on the international pitch, with tickets priced at only £5 for students/U18’s and £10 for adults.
This year a new family stand offers U16’s the chance to experience top-level rugby at BT Murrayfield for free.*
Please note that there is an increase to ticket sales on match day with prices increasing by £5.00.
For the comfort and safety of all spectators Scottish Varsity tickets will operate on an allocated seat basis for the 2019 match. Spectators can choose their seat as part of the ticket purchase process.
*Terms and conditions apply. Offer only valid in Scottish Varsity Family Stand. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer limited to 8 free U16 tickets per full price adult ticket. All offers are subject to availability as ticket numbers may be limited. Standard ticket terms and conditions apply. See Scottish Rugby Ticket Terms and Conditions for more details. U16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
FAQ'S – Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Matches
Can I buy tickets on the day of the game?
Tickets will be available to buy on the day but we do strongly recommend that you buy in advance from https://www.eticketing.co.uk/varsity/ and print your tickets off at home to avoid any delays. Tickets can be purchased online right up until the start of the match.
Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for students and u18’s, with U16s going free when attending with a fully paying adult.*
If you choose to pay on the day, all tickets can be purchased from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Office located down Gate A, off Roseburn Street. The Ticket Office will be open from 12.00 until 5pm on matchday.
We recommend that supporters looking to purchase a ticket on matchday arrive no later than 45 minutes before kick-off to ensure they reach their seats on time.
*Please note that there is an increase to ticket sales on match day with prices increasing by £5.00.
I have pre-purchased a ticket – how do I enter the stadium?
Everyone attending the game will need a valid match ticket as reserved seating has been introduced for the games.
If you booked online, you will have received a print at home e-ticket.This should be printed and brought with you on the day.
All pre-purchased tickets must be printed and presented to the steward at any of our turnstiles.Turnstiles for the main stadium will be open from 2pm.
We recommend that supporters in possession of their tickets arrive at the turnstiles no later than 30 minutes before kick-off to ensure they reach their seats on time.
I haven’t received my print at home ticket, when will it arrive?
If you have not received the e-ticket, please log back on to your online account where you can resend the booking confirmation and the e-ticket should follow after that.To do this you need to click on My Account and the Account History and the booking should be visible there.
If this doesn’t work, you can change the e-mail address and try sending it to a different account as sometimes the e-mail server can block the e-mail or filter it into spam folders.
Should that not work please e-mail [email protected] and a member of staff will be able to advise you further.
Can I bring my young child?
Children under two are admitted free of charge provided they sit on the parent or guardian’s knee. Baby changing units are available in the disabled toilets in the lower west stand (south corner) area and in the lower west stand (north corner) area. The doors are marked with baby changing signs.
There is also a parenting room, accessible from the concourse behind the east stand (north corner) – please ask one of our stewards for access to the facility. There are two dedicated buggy drop off points within the stadium, please email [email protected] in advance to let us know you want to use this facility.
For the 2019 Varity matches we have a family stand which is in the West side of the Stadium, please make sure you purchase tickets in the family stand if you would like to in there as reserved seating is in use for both games.
I am in a wheelchair, where will I be located on the day?
All wheelchair ticket purchasers will be located in the West Stand wheelchair terrace.Please purchase a ticket as normal and e-mail [email protected]or call on 0131 346 5160 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm) to request a voucher for the wheelchair terrace.
What areas can I access?
All areas are reserved seating with the East Stand being in use for the games and the West Stand being a designated Family Zone.Stewards will be in place on the East and West Concourse to check tickets and direct people to their seats.If you are a hospitality guest, then you are welcome to take a seat in the Lower West Stand.
Travelling to BT Murrayfield
The following services pass close to BT Murrayfield Stadium:
1, 2, 22, 30 at Westfield Road, 3, 25, 33, 38 at Gorgie Road 12, 26, 31 at Corstorphine Road
AIRLINK 100 at Corstorphine Road
24, 25, 38 at Corstorphine Road
23, X23 at Westfield Road on Gorgie Road
900 at Corstorphine Road
Waverley (Edinburgh): short bus, tram or taxi ride.
Haymarket Station: 20 minute walk or a short tram or taxi ride.
Edinburgh Trams runs a fast, frequent service to the entrance of BT Murrayfield stadium from Edinburgh Airport, Ingliston Park & Ride, Edinburgh Gateway, Haymarket and the City centre.
Tickets must be purchased before boarding trams using the ticket machines at tram stops or on the Transport for Edinburgh App. Day return tickets cost just £3.20 within the City Zone or £8.50 from the Airport, please have your ticket ready for inspection at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop.
For more details see www.edinburghtrams.com
Park and Ride
Ferrytoll Park & Ride
A90, Inverkeithing, KY11 1LN
Just north of the Forth Road Bridge in Fife, this site has 1,040 spaces (37 disabled), parking is free and vehicles can be left overnight at no charge.
Opening times: Saturday from 0600 hrs until 0000 hrs, Sunday from 0900 hrs until 1900 hrs.
If you intend to leave your vehicle overnight, please park in the multi-storey car park and provide details of your vehicle registration to the duty supervisor (in the facilities building). There is no direct bus route between Ferrytoll park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre, with many connecting buses to and from the stadium. The following bus services operate between Ferrytoll and Edinburgh:
Stagecoach services X54, 55, X55, X58, X59 and X60
Ingliston Park & Ride
2 Eastfield Road, Newbridge, EH28 8LS
Situated near the airport, this a good option for supporters driving through to Edinburgh from the west of Scotland. There are 1,085 spaces (46 disabled), parking is free but overnight parking is not permitted.
Saturday from 0630 hrs until 0000 hrs
The terminal building is open from 0730 hrs until 1830 hrs
Edinburgh Trams run at least every 10 minutes (about every 5 or 6 minutes immediately before and after the match) from Ingliston and stops at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop.In addition Lothian Buses will operate a special service X12 from Ingliston to Corstorphine Road by BT Murrayfield Stadium. Visit the Lothian Buses website for a full timetable.
Hermiston Park & Ride
Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Midlothian, EH14 5PX
Near Heriot-Watt University campus, the site has 450 spaces (22 disabled) and parking is free (maximum vehicle height 1.9m/6ft 3in).
Parking is available 24 hours a day, for no more than 24 hours at a time
Lothian Buses service 25 serves Hermiston, and stops at Saughton and Gorgie, less than a ten-minute walk to the south of the stadium. Visit the Lothian Buses website for a full timetable.
Sheriffhall Park & Ride
Old Dalkeith Road, Dalkeith, EH22 1FF
Near the A7, the site has 561 spaces (15 disabled), is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and parking is free.
The terminal building is closed at weekends, but bus tickets can be bought on board the bus.
Lothian Buses service 33 calls at Sheriffhall and stops on Gorgie Road, less than a ten-minute walk to the south of the stadium. Visit the Lothian Buses website for a full timetable.
Wallyford Park & Ride
A199, Haddington Road, Musselburgh, EH21 8JX
Off the A1, the site has 300 spaces (13 disabled), is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and parking is free.
No terminal building, but bus tickets can be bought on board the bus.
There is no direct bus route between Wallyford park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre, with many connecting buses to and from the stadium.
Straiton Park & Ride
Straiton Road, Straiton, EH20 9NW
Just off the Edinburgh City Bypass, the site has 600 spaces (37 disabled) and parking is free. Maximum vehicle height is 1.9m (6ft 3in) and it is open seven days a week, from 6am until midnight.
There is no direct bus route between Straiton park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre, with many connecting buses to and from the stadium.
There is no public car parking available at BT Murrayfield for this event.
Is there parking for disabled supporters?
Parking is provided for all blue badge holders. The car park is located in the West Car Park, on the West side of the stadium. This can only be accessed via Saughtonhall Bridge (EH12 5QZ)
Where are the turnstiles?
Turnstiles are situated at each side of the ground so no matter which direction you’re coming from, you’ll easily be able to get into the stadium.
North: accessible off Corstorphine Road and along Riversdale Crescent, the turnstiles are beside Murrayfield Ice Rink.
North East: access from Roseburn Crescent, which runs along the south edge of Roseburn Park.
South and East: the main bank of turnstiles off Roseburn Street.
West: the turnstiles behind the west stand are used primarily by car park and hospitality patrons, but can be accessed from Baird Drive and Roseburn Street.
When do the turnstiles open?
Turnstiles open at 2pm for games on the International Pitch. We recommend that supporters in possession of their tickets arrive at the turnstiles no later than 30 minutes before kick-off to ensure they reach their seats on time.
What can I bring to the matches?
Only mechanised air horns (blow-through or wind-up) are allowed inside the stadium. Pressurised containers are not permitted.
Small amateur cameras are permitted, but large professional cameras are not. By small, we mean pocket-size digital cameras or SLR cameras with zoom lenses no more powerful than 300mm. Tripods are not permitted.
Yes - just make sure the sticks are no more that 1m tall and there’s no ‘pointy bit’ on the end!
Flask of tea or coffee or any other liquids
Flasks are not permitted. Bags are subject to search on entering the stadium; the contents of any flasks will be tipped out and the containers will have to be left outside the stadium.
Juice / Water
In line with other major venues, only sealed plastic bottles of water or soft drinks up to 500mls can be brought into the stadium. No cans will be permitted.
Any necessary bags should be small in size and no bigger than 30cm x 30cm x 15cm and able to be stored comfortably under your seat. All bags being brought in to the stadium will be subject to a search as a condition of entry, large bags will not be permitted into the stadium. We assume no responsibility for baggage within the stadium.
No animals are permitted within the stadium with the exception of guide dogs.
What else is available at the stadium?
We will consider all requests for PA announcements and ‘shout-outs’ which can be sent to [email protected] However it is at the discretion of The University of Edinburgh, University of St Andrews and Scottish Rugby whether we are in a position, time permitting, to read them all out.
Baby Changing Facilities
There are changing units in the disabled toilets in the lower west (south) stand area and in the lower west (north) stand area. The doors have the appropriate baby changing signs on them. There is also a parenting room, accessible from the concourse behind the east stand (north corner) – please ask one of our stewards for access to the facility.
Changing Places Toilet
We have a Changing Places Toilet available located in vomitory 7 next to the Macron shop in the South West corner of the stadium.
Food and Drink
We have a wide range of food available around the stadium.
If you’re looking for a warm drink Fairtrade bean to cup coffee is served in the East of the stadium.
We offer a mix of draught bars and quick serve bottle bars in the East Stand.
There are no ATM cash machines located within the stadium.The nearest cash machine to the stadium is located at Sainsbury’s Murrayfield.
We have a full medical team on duty for your safety and wellbeing, including First Aid, paramedics and doctors. If you feel unwell, please contact your nearest steward, who will direct you to further help. The First Aid room is located at ground level in the south west corner of the stadium (near the Scottish Rugby store).
If you mislay property in the stadium please contact your nearest steward. If you discover the loss after the event, contact our Facilities staff at [email protected].
Scottish Rugby wants everyone who comes to BT Murrayfield to have a great match day experience. Supporters are encouraged to be mindful of others while enjoying all that is on offer. Scottish Rugby does not encourage nor tolerate ‘booing’ of the opposition at any point during the game and asks all fans to refrain from engaging in this activity.
The stadium is situated in a residential area and Scottish Rugby asks you to please be mindful and respectful of local residents and their property when entering and leaving the ground. Please do not take any drinks with you when you leave, and please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided.
Stay Varsity Match Fit
The University of Edinburgh, The University of St Andrews and Scottish Rugby are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for Varsity Spectators and the wider community who reside near BT Murrayfield.
Spectators are responsible for their conduct and for the conduct of their guests. Spectators are reminded that the Scottish Varsity Matches are a joint University of Edinburgh and University of St Andrews event and therefore those attending the match should be aware of their University's Code of Conduct. Spectators who consume alcohol are encouraged to drink responsibly.
In particular, spectators and their guests are prohibited from the following:
- Exhibiting behaviour that is unruly, disruptive, irresponsible or illegal
- Using foul, abusive or offensive language or making obscene gestures
- Interfering with any ongoing event, business activity or the enjoyment of others
- Entering or attempting to enter the ground whilst in possession of alcohol and/or whilst drunk
- Verbally or physically harassing any of our guests or staff
- Failing to follow instructions of University or Scottish Rugby staff or Stewards
Please note that pitch incursions are not tolerated at BT Murrayfield and may result in prosecution
Spectators and their guests who violate these provisions will be ejected without refund and also may lose ticket privileges for future events.
Find out more about the University of Edinburgh Student Code of Conduct - http://www.ed.ac.uk/academic-services/staff/discipline/code-discipline
Find out more about the University of St Andrews Student Code of Conduct - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/rules/conductdiscipline/conduct/
In the interest of safety, all spectators must remain in their seat throughout the event.
Team Line Ups
Teams from the University of Edinburgh and University of St Andrews have announced their line-ups for the 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Matches. Check out the teams below: