EICC is #backingblue for Scottish Rugby
Louise Andrew @ Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh is a major convention city and it’s also a rugby town. The Scottish Rugby Union is here - the sports governing body - and our national rugby stadium Murrayfield, with its 67,000 capacity, is less than a mile and a half from our front door. The city is also home to Edinburgh Rugby one of Europe’s leading professional rugby union club sides.
On match days fans flood past EICC on the traditional city centre walk to the rugby ground, with refreshments being enjoyed in landmark pubs along the way.
Annually, the main events are Scotland’s home matches in Rugby’s Six Nations Tournament but the curtain raiser, the Autumn Tests, are also well supported over three consecutive weekends in November. The opposition is always world-class and second and third up for Scotland this year are two of the top four rugby nations on the planet. On Sunday 17th Scotland go head-to-head with the Springboks, South Africa and on Saturday 23rd they face up to the challenge of the Wallabies, Australia. These sides ranked second and fourth in the world respectively.
Scotland’s opener on Saturday 9th November was against Japan, ranked 15 in the world and nicknamed the Brave Blossoms.
These national sides will of course be wearing their national colours with pride. Both the Boks and Wallabies sport green and gold while the Brave Blossoms are at home in cherry red. Scotland’s strip is navy blue, which is undoubtedly why the Scottish Rugby Union launched its ‘backingblue’ campaign ahead of the November test series.
At EICC we are proud to do our bit to support the Scotland Team and for each of the three match weekends our new building exterior will be lit up in the perfect colour match for the Scotland team jersey. Our conference and events customers are already making good use of this chameleon like ability and our advanced RGB LED lighting can match any corporate or national colour palate inside and outside the building.
If you too can shine for Scotland then set your lights to blue - come on Scotland!
Head of Sales & Marketing at EICC