Scotland are looking into moving the Six Nations clash with England on February 5 to Newcastle if the Scottish Government’s 500-fan limit remains at Murrayfield, according to The Sun.
The governing body of the tournament are reported to be holding a series of calls with Unions and national governments to try and determine what the likelihood is of restrictions easing before February 5, when the tournament kicks off.
ts suggested that ‘They hope to have a rough road-map by the end of the week, notwithstanding that much is outside of their control.’
There are no restrictions on attendances at matches in England, apart from proof of vaccination status or a negative lateral-flow test.
“The possibility of moving matches to English venues is certainly intriguing,” wrote McGeechan in his column for The Telegraph.
“For Scotland, where the maximum capacity at outdoor games is 500, and Wales, where no fans are allowed at all, the possibility of playing at St James’ Park or the Ricoh Arena would surely be preferable.
“And there are currently no legal restrictions preventing fans from crossing the border.
“It would require sign-off by the respective governments. And it is difficult to see how the Scottish government, in particular, would allow it given it recently tried to stop families crossing the border to celebrate New Year’s Eve. But it is worth a conversation.”
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Where each team would likely play their home games:
SCOTLAND: St James Park, Newcastle
Capacity: 52,405 (all seated)
Address: St. James’ Park, Newcastle, NE1 4ST