Edinburgh Spectator Sports
Watch Scotland play the best rugby teams in the world at
Murrayfield Stadium. It’s the spiritual home of Scottish Rugby, although
the world’s first ever international match was played at Raeburn
Place in Edinburgh.
In 1975 a crowd of 104,000 watched Scotland play Wales, until
very recently the largest crowd ever to watch a rugby match.
Edinburgh Rugby also play their Celtic League and Heineken Cup
games at Murrayfield.
The stadia of Premier League Football Club teams Heart of Midlothian FC (Hearts) and Hibernian FC
(Hibs) are close to the city centre. The derby games between
the two sides represent one of the oldest sporting rivalries in
world football. Hearts take their name from a novel by Sir Walter
Scott which is apt in a city region where both sport and culture
thrive. Hibs was founded by Irish-born football enthusiasts in
1875, and given the name 'Hibernian', the Roman name for Ireland.
Livingston Football Club, Scotland’s newest club, is based in West
Lothian, to the west of Edinburgh.
Watch top horse racing at Musselburgh
Racecourse, which recently underwent a major re-development.
Along the coast, Muirfield Golf Course is a regular venue for the
British Open and attracts crowds of over 100,000.
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