Scotland fans make it 10-in-a-row
A tenth successive capacity crowd will roar on Scotland at the country’s biggest stadium, BT Murrayfield, next month in a run of sell-outs that stretches back to the opening 2017 Six Nations game against Ireland.
The national team’s home Autumn Test matches against Fiji and South Africa (on Saturday 10 and 17 November respectively) have reached the stadium’s 67,144 limit, with the country’s third and final home Test against Argentina following hot on their heels.
It will be the first time in history that both nations will be watched by a full house in Edinburgh, surpassing the 63,000 crowd that watched Scotland face the Springbok’s at the curtain raiser for the national stadium’s redevelopment in 1994.
The sell-out for Fiji means the crowd will be 30,000 higher than the previous record for this fixture set in 2002, and 45,000 more than the last time Fiji played at the home of Scottish rugby in 2009.
With a month to go, the current crowd number for Scotland’s third and final home Test against Argentina is over 62,000, having long since surpassed the record set for the fixture two years ago (50,481).
Scotland Head Coach, Gregor Townsend, said: “It’s a really exciting time for the sport in Scotland and the connection between our supporters and the national team has been great to see.
“Ten consecutive sell-outs at BT Murrayfield is incredibly humbling and we’re very grateful for that support. The players are hugely motivated by the noise that is generated in the stadium and look forward to feeding off that atmosphere next month.
“We’re entering a very important time for the squad and it’s great to have this level of support with us as we face strong opponents in the Autumn Tests and Six Nations, as we build towards the Rugby World Cup in Japan.”
Scottish Rugby Chief Operating Officer, Dominic McKay, said: “A massive thanks to the 670,000 fans who have sold out BT Murrayfield ten times in a row, and supported Scotland so vehemently.
“It’s a fantastic achievement and a fitting tribute to the national team players and coaches on the field, and the staff at Scottish Rugby off it, who put in a huge amount of work to deliver an unrivalled match-day experience here at BT Murrayfield.”
Supporters are encouraged to continue checking scottishrugby.org ahead of the sold-out Tests as any returned tickets will be made available online.