Facility Notes: Edinburgh Police Concerned About Safety Of Hearts' New Stand
Police in Edinburgh "raised concerns" about the safety of Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian's new main stand at Tynecastle. Police Scotland wrote to Edinburgh City Council asking that the stand’s safety certificate be re-examined "due to concerns over certain aspects of the structure." The concerns are "mostly related to crowd safety and movement, with fears over the potential build-up of spectators in certain areas of the main stand" (SCOTSMAN, 12/7).
There are plans to build a new indoor sports arena adjacent to Ashton Gate to house British Basketball League side Bristol Flyers. Bristol Sport's proposed 3,000-capacity venue "may also host netball, badminton, boxing and live entertainment events." The umbrella organization that runs Bristol City "also has plans for a new training ground at nearby Ashton Vale" (BBC, 12/7).