Easter Road

Easter Road is a football stadium located in the Leith area of Edinburgh, Scotland, which is the home ground of Scottish Premiership club Hibernian (Hibs). The stadium currently has an all-seated capacity of 20,421,[4][5] which makes it the fifth-largest football stadium in Scotland. Easter Road is also known by Hibs fans as "The Holy Ground" or "The Leith San Siro".[1][2] The venue has also been used to stage international matches, Scottish League Cup semi-finals and was briefly the home ground of the Edinburgh professional rugby union team.

Easter Road Stadium
The Leith San Siro[1]
The Holy Ground[2]
Easter Road Stadium
Location in Edinburgh
Location12 Albion Place
Edinburgh
EH7 5QG[3]
Coordinates55°57′42″N 3°9′56″W
OwnerHibernian F.C.
Capacity20,421[4][5]
Record attendance65,860 v Hearts
2 January 1950
SurfaceDesso GrassMaster
Construction
Broke ground1892
Opened1893
Renovated2010
ArchitectPercy Johnson-Marshall (Famous Five and South Stands)[6]
Tenants
Hibernian F.C.
Edinburgh Rugby
1893–present
1998–1999

Hibs first played at the present site of Easter Road in 1893. The ground holds the record attendance for a Scottish match outside Glasgow, when 65,860 attended an Edinburgh derby on 2 January 1950.[7] The size of the terracing was greatly reduced in the 1980s. After the publication of the Taylor Report, Hibs considered leaving Easter Road and moving to a different site (Straiton, near Loanhead was mooted), but these plans were abandoned in 1994. Redevelopment of the stadium began in 1995 and was completed in 2010. The Easter Road pitch had a pronounced slope until it was removed in 2000.[8]


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