Scottish Rugby Side Melrose RFC Planning Redevelopment Of Greenyards Home
Scottish rugby side Melrose RFC in the Scottish Borders, the "historical home of rugby sevens, has unveiled plans for redevelopment" of its Greenyards pitch, stand and clubhouse facilities in the center of the town, according to RUNNING RUGBY. Entitled the 1883 Legacy Project, the club "decided to take on the challenge of addressing the facilities at The Greenyards, ensuring that the club’s rich heritage and place in sevens history is retained as a legacy for future generations." The club had already recognized the "need to develop a 3G World Rugby-compliant pitch with floodlights at The Greenyards." The improvement in the form of a 3G pitch and floodlighting as well as the proposed upgrade to clubhouse changing rooms "will allow The Greenyards to think about expanding the present programme of events it currently offers." A new community and performance gym, along with changing rooms, "will be placed on the ground floor, with the 1st team tunnel leading to the new pitch." The new stand will "reflect the positioning of the Eildon Hills behind it" with 1,200 seats. The press box, which is a "significant part of Melrose history, will remain in a similar position in the centre of the stand" (RUNNING RUGBY, 8/11).