Record breaking 1872 Cup races past 10,000

Record breaking 1872 Cup races past 10,000

December’s 1872 Cup decider between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors at Scottish Gas Murrayfield has raced past a 10,000 crowd in record time – with six weeks still to go until the big kick off.

Fans have been snapping up their spots at the national stadium for rugby’s oldest inter-city rivalry, which returns in its traditional festive slot on Saturday 30 December at an earlier kick-off of 3pm.

A pre-match Street Party has been added to this year’s matchday in the west stand fan village, led by four live music acts from 1pm – including PG Ciarletta, Littlest Chicken with TUATH, Wrest, and BLEEKER, in the Clubhouse public bar – making the 1872 Cup the ultimate way to kickstart Hogmanay celebrations for friends and families alike.


The Fan Zone will also have a festive market feel, plus a host of other activations lined up for fans of all ages on the big day.

Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director, Douglas Struth, said: “The 1872 Cup is a huge fixture for so many friends and families to come together around the festive period, so it’s fantastic to see it get off to its best-ever start.

“Every year we strive to make it better than ever, and next month, with the addition of the pre-match Street Party and a clear record rate of tickets sales, is set to be our biggest and best yet.”

Don’t miss out next month’s 1872 Cup decider at Scottish Gas Murrayfield. Bring your friends and families to the Street Party from 1pm ahead of an unmissable 1872 Cup clash against Glasgow Warriors at 3pm.

Supporters are encouraged to act fast to secure the best view and best value seats as Scotland’s biggest stars go head-to-head for much more than intercity bragging rights.


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