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Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh

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4.1/5 based on 140 reviews on the web
Tynecastle Stadium is a football stadium situated in the Gorgie area of Edinburgh, Scotland, which is the home ground of Scottish Professional Football League club Heart of Midlothian. Tynecastle has a seating capacity of, which makes it the seventh largest football stadium in Scotland. Hearts first played at the present site of Tynecastle in 1886.HistoryAfter Hearts was formed in 1874, the club played at sites in the Meadows, Powburn and Powderhall. Hearts first moved to the Gorgie area, in the west of Edinburgh, in 1881. This pitch stood on the site of the present-day Wardlaw Street and Wardlaw Terrace. As this site was then regarded as being 'out of town', Hearts would sometimes stage two matches for the price of one, or set an admission price much lower than Edinburgh derby rivals Hibs. In 1886, with the city continuing to expand, tenements replaced the old ground and Hearts moved across Gorgie Road to the present site, which was leased from Edinburgh Corporation. Hearts played a friendly against Bolton Wanderers to inaugurate their new home on 10 April 1886. Tynecastle staged its first Scottish Football League match on 23 August 1890, when Hearts lost 5–0 to Celtic.
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  • My girls loved visiting the Museum to learn more about the club, its travels and famous players. The guides encourage people to ask questions and learn more about the hundreds of items reflecting over...  read more »
  • Seats to small, congested entrance and exit, no Peking facilities and poor food and vile atmosphere not a pleasant place needs investment and upgrading 
  • I went along with friends to cheer on Accies v Hearts and was made welcome by everyone. Unlike some hospitality packages there was always someone on hand to take your drinks order. The food was also 1...  read more »
  • Visited while spending a few days in the area. Fine place, lots of local support and good atmosphere. Go Hearts!
  • (Disclosure: I'm a home fan.) As far as stadiums go it's very good, pretty much every seat has a decent view of the whole pitch. Pies are nice, people are nice. Lots of wee ones with season tickets, and generally a decent family atmosphere (except the obvious swearing).
  • Tynecastle is regarded as one of the best stadiums in Britain for atmosphere and match-day experience. There are not many stadiums like it left in modern football. The steep stands, which are in close proximity to the playing surface, allows punters great views of the game and a close up of the action. Heart of Midlothian Football Club have recently laid out plans to redevelop the Main Stand, which is over 100 years old. It will take the capacity of the Stadium to over 21,000, which will make it the largest football stadium in the City of Edinburgh.
  • I'm a Hearts fan so it's obviously a biased review. Tynecastle is a cracking stadium which I'd highly recommend to any visitors to Edinburgh. It's tightly packed and close to the pitch which makes for great viewing and atmosphere. I think the catering is good although others may disagree.
  • The review before me may have been relevant when the future of Edinburghs most dominant and largest team was uncertain, although now this review can be looked upon as massively false. Tynecastle isn't exactly camp nou but it has the best atmosphere I've ever experienced. The dimensions of th pitch only add to a greater game in which the fans are almost on the pitch. The facilities aren't to bad, except from the old stand but I will get on to that, and overall it's a pleasant stadium to be in. Hearts new owner, Ann Budge has invested large amounts of money into the club and along with the current success the club has had it was recently announced that hearts will stay at tynecastle and a new standard will be built, hopefully this will push the capacity of tynecastle up to at least 20,000 and provide better facilities.
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