Tynecastle Stadium - home of Heart of Midlothian1981: The final game of season 1980-81 against Kilmarnock attracted only 1,866 spectators, the lowest in the League since 1941.

1983: The distinctive sponsors lounge was built in the Main Stand while basic admission was now £1.80.

1984: Hearts returned to European action, but lost to Paris St.Germain. The UEFA observer reported that the behavior of the Tynecastle crowd had been magnificent and they were as generous in their applause of the visiting team as they were to their own.

1985: During the summer a successful season ticket promotion funded the popular Family Enclosure in front of the Main Stand. This area held 1,000 supporters.

1986: Season 1985-86 was the most successful for many years and the average gate rose to 16,198.

1987: The entrance tunnel was repositioned in the Main Stand and the Family Enclosure was extended to accommodate an additional 500 spectators. There was constant upgrading of the Main Stand hospitality areas.

1990: The South Enclosure was seated and the Main Stand now held 5,191.

1994: During the summer the superb Wheatfield Stand was built with 5,902 seats and modern amenities. The Stand supported the new floodlight gantries and the main television platform was suspended from the roof.

1995: In the summer, the Roseburn Stand was built at the School End providing another 3,676 seats.

1997: The Gorgie Stand was completed in September adding another 3,300 seats. The Stand also accommodated the Superstore and in December, the Gorgie Suite was opened by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Eric Milligan.

1998: In October the new Tynecastle Stadium was the venue for Scotland's 3-2 victory over Estonia.

2000: It was announced that Heart of Midlothian FC was to relocate from Tynecastle Stadium to an out of town site, possibly in association with Hibernian FC. Leasing Murrayfield Stadium then became the preferred option, but by March 2004, the Save our Hearts Campaign clearly highlighted the supporters preference which was to redevelop the club's traditional home.

2003: In May, Scotland drew 1-1 with New Zealand at Tynecastle Stadium before a crowd of 10,016.

2004: In May, the Heart of Midlothian Football Academy was opened at the Heriot Watt University and the players would no longer be regularly seen on the streets of Gorgie. New chairman, George Foulkes, commissioned a working party to look at options for the stadium and this led to one more season at Tynecastle. During this extra time, Mr. Vladimir Romanov took control of the club and stopped the sale of the ground.

2005: Plans were produced for a new Main Stand that could take the capacity of the stadium up to 25,000. In the meantime, the removal of 280 seats from the front of the Gorgie and Roseburn Stands allowed the club to extend the length of the playing pitch to meet UEFA Cup requirements. The capacity of the ground is now 17,400.

2005: At the start of season 2005-2006 Tynecastle was enhanced by the addition of new signs and banners, and also tributes to both club legends and supporters on massive posters placed throughout the stadium.

2006: With sell-out crowds backing the team at every home game, Hearts went on to win the Scottish Cup and qualify for the UEFA Champions League (formerly the Champions Cup) for the first time since 1960. In May 2006, when Hearts defeated Aberdeen to finally claim a place among Europe's elite, the atmosphere at Tynecastle was breathtaking.

2006: With season ticket sales for season 2006-07 reaching record levels, it was necessary to move the Champions League Qualifying Round matches to the magnificent Murrayfield Stadium where the AEK game attracted 32,459 and underlined the real potential of the Heart of Midlothian FC.

2007: Early in the year, because the club's redevelopment proposals supported the council's regeneration plan for Gorgie-Dalry, the City of Edinburgh gave the club permission to purchase for £5.9 million, land and buildings adjacent to the Main Stand and also Tynecastle High School. The administration block was also acquired from the Mercer family to help create the necessary space for the construction of a 12,000-seat Main Stand.

2007: At the end of season 2006-2007, Hearts average home gate at League matches was 16,900 and season ticket sales for the new campaign hit a record level of 13,000. The 57,857 attendance at the pre-season match against Barcelona also confirmed the potential to fill an expanded Tynecastle and to prosper in Gorgie-Dalry. This is a very special area of the city that has a vibrant mix of industry, commerce, shopping and education. And of course, since the original Tynecastle Park was opened in 1881, it has been the home of the Heart of Midlothian Football Club.