Edinburgh Rugby have been granted permission by the city council to begin work on a 7,800 capacity stadium adjacent to BT Murrayfield.

The club will be welcomed to their new home from the beginning of next season.

Until that point the team will continue to play home fixtures on the main international pitch at BT Murrayfield.

Dominic McKay expects Edinburgh to be in new stadium some time this season

Managing director Douglas Struth said: "While this has clearly been a difficult process and more drawn-out than we had envisaged, we are delighted to have now been granted a Building Warrant by The City of Edinburgh Council.

"This now allows us to move forward with what is clearly a pivotal and game-changing project for the club.

"With Season Ticket Memberships having already hit a record high ahead of the 2019/20 season, coupled with today’s hugely positive news regarding the stadium, I believe this is a really exciting time to be an Edinburgh Rugby supporter and I would urge our fans to get behind the team over the coming season as we prepare to move into our new home."