Edinburgh gears up for Taylor Swift with planned road closures

Thousands of fans from all over Scotland will descend on Edinburgh’s Murrayfield stadium later this week to see Taylor Swift. The singer will perform three sold-out shows on June 7, 8, and 9, which will undoubtedly draw in the crowds. With many people expected to travel by car, the City of Edinburgh Council has announced a series of road closures in preparation for the event. The area around Scottish Gas Murrayfield will be particularly busy, so restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of both residents and concertgoers.

According to the council, an estimated 220,000 fans will attend the concerts over the three days. This will be a new record for attendees at a Scottish stadium. Last year, Harry Styles broke the record for Scotland’s biggest-selling stadium show when more than 65,000 fans watched the artist perform his Love On Tour show at Murrayfield. In March, the city’s licensing board approved a request from Scottish Rugby to increase the venue’s capacity from 67,130 to 72,990 for all three Taylor Swift dates.

Balbirnie Place will also be partially closed, from number 50 to the entrance to Roseburn Path from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. the following morning. There is also the possibility of some temporary closures of other roads for short periods of time if needed to allow crowds to get in and out of the stadium safely. The council has issued advice for residents, businesses, and visitors. Key areas surrounding Murrayfield will be “tidied up” after all three shows, with extra litter collectors at Roseburn Park from 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily. The council has advised people to travel to Murrayfield and the surrounding area only if they have a ticket for one of the three shows. There will be a number of council marshals on hand to assist fans in navigating the area. Police Scotland has said that a “proportionate and comprehensive policing plan” is in place ahead of the concerts.z z z z z z z z z z

City of Edinburgh councillor Val Walker said visitors should be “considerate and respectful” of residents in the surrounding area. Neil Christison, Visit Scotland’s regional director, said: “Taylor Swift is a phenomenon, and her shows have created a real buzz in the city. With many fans traveling from other parts of Scotland and beyond, these events support the local and wider visitor economy, from accommodation and hospitality to visitor attractions and retail.”

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