Scottish Pro14 rugby union team Edinburgh Rugby has announced that it will continue playing at the 67,000-seat Murrayfield Stadium during the 2019-20 season as it waits for the go-ahead to start work on its new home.

Last year, the City of Edinburgh Council granted permission for a new 7,800-seat stadium to be built next to Murrayfield that will serve as Edinburgh Rugby’s new home.

It had initially been hoped that the new facility would be ready in time for the 2019-20 season, but Edinburgh Rugby has now confirmed that this will not be the case. The club said it is continuing to work with the council to bring the building warrant process to a conclusion.

The club added that it remains committed to delivering a new stadium and will continue to work proactively with project consultants and the council. The new stadium is set to feature four covered stands and will be built around a 3G surface next to Murrayfield.

Edinburgh Rugby will continue playing on Murrayfield’s international pitch during the 2019-20 season. Gold season ticket members from the 2018-19 campaign onwards will have priority when the club transfers to a new stadium, with more details to be released.

“The club thanks fans for their patience as it works towards providing a suitable long-term home for the club and its supporters,” Edinburgh Rugby added in a statement.

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