The area’s biggest sporting team has invited the public to visit their new home and see the best rugby players in Scotland in training.
Glasgow Warriors – who moved to Scotstoun Stadium this summer after a five-year ground share with Partick Thistle Football Club – are keen to give new fans a taste of world-class rugby. The club are one of only two professional sides in Scotland and play in the multinational Pro12 league, alongside the top teams from Ireland, Wales and Italy.
Glasgow also represent Scotland in the Heineken European Cup – rugby’s equivalent of the Champions’ League. The club’s move to Scotstoun brings the highest level of rugby to the doorstep of Clydebank, Drumchapel, Knightswood and Yoker – with internationals from every leading rugby nation set to compete at the magnificent new Scotstoun Stadium.
Ahead of the new season, the Warriors have invited fans to a fun day at their new home, where the squad will face Aberdeen Grammar in an ‘opposed training session’. The Grampian side play in Division One of the Scottish Premiership – the top level of club rugby in Scotland below the multinational professional league.
Afterwards Warriors players will sign autographs and take photographs with fans, who will be able to walk around the new stadium. Food and drinks stalls will be open throughout the day and representatives of the official supporters club will be on hand to answer any questions prospective fans have.
The fun day is on Sunday, August 12. The session will take place on the training pitches at Scotstoun Stadium, with a 2pm kick-off.
The first league match at Scotstoun takes place on Friday, September 7 against Welsh side the Scarlets. For information on tickets visit the Glasgow Warriors website or call the Scottish Rugby Union on 0844 800 3490.