Edinburgh and BT Murrayfield to host 2016 Guinness PRO12 Final

Edinburgh will host the 2016 Guinness PRO12 Final on Saturday 28 May 2016. The final will be played at BT Murrayfield, the home of Scottish Rugby.

It is the second time that the Guinness PRO12 has staged a 'destination final' allowing the host city to prepare for a great festival of rugby on the Final weekend. 

The Guinness PRO12 Final will be broadcast live on TV by Sky Sports and other broadcast partners to be confirmed once finalists are known.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland's Director of Events, said: "We are delighted that BT Murrayfield has been selected to host the 2015-2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Final. Scotland is the perfect stage for events and fans coming to Edinburgh in May can expect some fantastic rugby in Scotland's national stadium right in the heart of Scotland's unique and vibrant capital city.”

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby's Director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs and Board Director of Guinness PRO12 said: "We are extremely pleased that our bid was successful and we have the privilege of hosting such a prestigious Final.

"Bringing the match to Scotland and BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh is a great way to grow the tournament and our focus will be on attracting a record crowd for a PRO12 final, which for the first time is being held outside of Ireland."

Announcing Edinburgh as the chosen host city John Feehan, CEO of PRO12 Rugby said: "Edinburgh is well known as an inspiring host city for sports, arts & cultural events. The BT Murrayfield Stadium is a super venue for the Guinness PRO12 Final. We invited offers from all 12 clubs & their regions to host the Final. The tender from Edinburgh was outstanding and was unanimously agreed as the chosen venue." 

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