Hearts FC

What you need to know

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Welcome

Welcome to Heart of Midlothian Football Club

This is the official website of the Heart and soul of Edinburgh – Heart of Midlothian Football Club, or Hearts for short.

One of the oldest Scottish football clubs, Hearts has an incredible history and one that every member of the Hearts family is so very proud of.

Our stadium – Tynecastle - is one of the most atmospheric in the world, and we love welcoming new generations of passionate supporters who want to roar the team on.

We can't promise we'll always be successful, and we won't always win, but Hearts is about an awful lot more than that.

On these pages we'll try and introduce you to what we hope will become your club. We'll explain how to book tickets, where we are, and what a match will be like.

In the meantime never hesitate to contact Supporter Services.

They're our friendly team of colleagues who are on hand from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm and they'll do their best to help make your experience with Hearts as happy as possible. Simply pick up the phone and call 0333 043 1874, option 1, then option 8.

If you prefer, you can email us via supporterservices@homplc.co.uk. We're pretty good at answering emails, so you can trust that you'll receive a courteous reply, which explains everything. If you include a contact phone number we'll ring you back if we reckon that will be easier.

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Our Club

Our club

Heart of Midlothian Football Club (most people refer to us as Hearts, for short) play our home games at Tynecastle Stadium and have done since 1886.

Tynecastle is located just over a mile from the city centre. We're in the Gorgie area on the west side of Scotland's capital.

Getting here is easy, you can find a comprehensive guide further down the page.

At the stadium there's a Clubstore, located next to the Main Stand on McLeod Street. This sells official merchandise including replica kit (home, away and goalkeeper), leisurewear and training-wear, plus loads of fantastic gift ideas. We also have an online retail store called Hearts Direct, and it's ideal for those who aren't able to make it to the Clubstore.

In our Clubstore you will find our Ticket Centre, the place where you can book tickets for our home games. Don't worry if you can't make it down to the Ticket Centre as there are a few other ways you can book tickets, but we'll explain more about this further down the page.

When you book seats we'll almost always ask you for your name and contact details. This is so we can stay in touch, but also make sure that we know who is in our stadium purely to keep everyone safe.

You can also tour our stadium on non-matchdays. To find out when the next slot is available simply call Supporter Services on 0333 043 1874, option 0.

Hearts plays in the Ladbrokes Premiership, which is the top tier of Scotland’s professional football league. The team also participates in the Scottish League Cup and the William Hill Scottish Cup, both of which are knock-out tournaments.

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Our history

Our history

In terms of trophy success we've secured four League titles (1895, 1897, 1958, and 1960).

We've won the League Cup four times, too (1954-55, 1958-59, 1959-60, and 1962-1963). In the Scottish Cup we've enjoyed some great success in recent years, securing it on no fewer than eight occasions (1891, 1896, 1901, 1906, 1956, 1998, 2006 and 2012).

It's not the most glittering haul in the world, but then we really believe Hearts is about much more than that.

You see, our finest story is about far more than winning silverware. It's a story of convictions to fight for our country's freedom.

In 1914 Hearts became the first club in the United Kingdom to sign-up for the Great War as 13 players enlisted.

In doing so they inspired a widely accepted change in attitude towards the war effort and thousands of Hearts supporters, along with players and supporters of other clubs joined The 16th Royal Scots - or as it became Sir George McCrae's Sporting Battalion.

On the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916 three players were killed. In the end seven never came home.

To this day we NEVER forget. We remember the players and supporters who gave their lives, inspiring our remarkable history, every year.

The club owns Edinburgh's famous War Memorial at the Haymarket junction in west central Edinburgh, and it actively supports McCrae's Battalion Trust who have built a Cairn in the village of Contalmaison near France.

We're in awe of our history, but that does not mean we look forward. It's just that by remembering the past we can influence the future.

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Booking tickets

Booking tickets

Hearts operates a wide pricing structure offering a good range of choice reflecting the relevant seating zones at Tynecastle Stadium.

You can check upcoming fixtures by clicking here.

Once you have decided which game you want to attend, the next thing to do is decide where you want to sit. Our stadium plan can be viewed below.

  • Families: The Gorgie Family Stand offers the best location and friendliest atmosphere for families, particularly those who are bringing young children or are attending for the first time.
  • Atmosphere: Enjoy the liveliest atmosphere in Section G of the Wheatfield Stand or Section N in the Main Stand.
  • Best view: The best view in the stadium is in the Wheatfield Stand - sections B to F are the most comfortable and have stunning views of the pitch.

Click here to visit our pricing page to determine the cost of your desired seat.

When you’re ready to buy your seat, you can do so via the club’s three sales channels:

  • Online at Hearts eTickets
  • Over the phone by calling 0333 043 1874, option 1
  • In person at the Hearts Ticket Centre on McLeod Street

For further information on booking tickets, click here to visit our Match Tickets page.

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Getting to Tynecastle

Getting to Tynecastle

General Directions - Tynecastle Stadium is located close to the West End of Edinburgh and can be located from there by taking the Dalry Road fork at Haymarket and continuing until Dalry Road joins Gorgie Road.

From the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720), take the A71 Edinburgh West slip road and follow signs for City Centre.

 

Away Supporters (Roseburn Stand) - Away supporters are allocated all or part of the Roseburn Stand which is located at the north end of the stadium. Access is by the McLeod Street turnstiles 23 - 32. Coach parking is in Russell Road, which is accessed from McLeod Street as shown on the plan linked above.

Please note: Russell Road is unsuitable for double decker coaches.

 

Coach travel from the North - Join the A8 Corstorphine Road and travel along it until you reach the Haymarket junction. Take the right-hand lane in the one-way system (West Maitland Street, Torphichen Place and Morrison Street) before bearing left along Dalry Road until you join Gorgie Road. Travel along Gorgie Road until you pass under the railway bridge. McLeod Street is immediately on your right with the Tynecastle Arms on the corner. Proceed along McLeod Street until you join Russell Road. Coaches are parked here or on the overflow areas in Roseburn Street.

Please note: Russell Road is unsuitable for double decker coaches.

 

Coach travel from the West - At the Hermiston Gate roundabout at the end of the M8 Edinburgh Link take the Edinburgh West (A71) slip road. Travel straight along the Calder Road (A71) through three roundabouts and keep on this road until it merges with Gorgie Road. Pass under the railway bridge and the fourth road on the left is McLeod Street. Proceed along McLeod Street until you join Russell Road. Coaches are parked here or on the overflow areas in Roseburn Street.

Please note: Russell Road is unsuitable for double decker coaches.

 

Train -  If travelling from the West and North, disembark at Haymarket Station (the last stop before Waverley Station) and proceed along Dalry Road and Gorgie Road.

If travelling from the South, continue your journey through Waverley Station to Haymarket Station.



Bus - Buses from Haymarket/Dalry to Tynecastle are Lothian numbers 1, 2, 3, 21, 25, 33 and First numbers 25, 27, 28 & 427.

 

Car - There are no special parking arrangements and traffic wardens strictly control street parking in the immediate vicinity of the stadium.

To the north of the stadium, there is some on-street parking available north of Murrayfield Stadium and Corstorphine Road. To the south of the stadium, there is some on-street parking available south of Gorgie Road and in the Shandon area.