Scottish Premiership football club Heart of Midlothian has revealed plans for a new hotel to be built at its Tynecastle Park stadium.
The 22-room boutique hotel is part of a development project within the Main Stand second floor at the 20,000-capacity venue.
The Edinburgh club is applying for planning permission for the development of the hotel, additional hospitality lounges and conference and event space within the second floor of the stand, that was officially opened in 2019 after a rebuilding project.
Hearts said it will update supporters on timescales as the planning process stage progresses.
The club said in a statement: “The hotel rooms and additional conference and events space will give us a unique opportunity to host more events at Tynecastle and also appeal to the millions of visitors that Edinburgh attracts each year as the UK’s second most visited city.
“The club has taken time to consider all available options relating to the second floor and we believe this project will provide the best platform to support our ambitious growth plans both on and off the pitch.”
Hearts built a new 7,000-capacity Main Stand during a project that was undertaken between 2017 and 2019. The old Main Stand, which had stood since 1914, made its final bow in a home match against Aberdeen in May 2017.