Sports in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is home to many premier sports events throughout the year. From rugby matches at Murrayfield Stadium and football at Scottish Premier League stadiums to marathons and sporting charity events, Edinburgh has something for sports fans of all stripes.
Popular Sporting Events in Edinburgh:
Six Nations Rugby at Murrayfield StadiumEach year, six European rugby union sides – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – meet for the Six Nations Tournament. Join the passion of the crowd at Murrayfield Stadium, where Scotland's Six Nation home games are played.
European Cup at Murrayfield StadiumThe European Cup is the annual competition between leading club, regional and provincial teams from the Six Nations Tournament countries. When it's Scotland's turn to host the event, rugby fans from around Europe will descend on Edinburgh to enjoy the matches at Murrayfield Stadium.
Football in EdinburghIn Scotland, Edinburgh is known as a rugby town, home to the magnificent Murryfield Stadium. Glasgow, home to its footballing counterpart, Hampden Park, is thought of as a football town. However, there are two major football teams that play in the Scottish capital, and a strong rivalry between the two.
Hearts Football Club play in the city’s west end at Tynecastle, while Hibernian Football Club (or Hibs) have their Easter Road stadium in Leith, a neighbourhood in the northern part of the city. The rivalry between the Maroon of Hearts and the Green of Hibs is legendary.