Club News

Commemorative Main Stand Programme

5th May 2017

Don't miss out on the special edition 100 page matchday programme this Sunday as we bid farewell to the Main Stand.

Hearts face Aberdeen this Sunday afternoon for what will be the final ever game played in front of the Archibald Leitch Stand. To mark this historic occasion, the Club has produced a special 100 page, A4-sized commemorative matchday programme.

A sell-out crowd will descend on Tynecastle on Sunday afternoon for the final home game of the 2016/17 season. It will also mark the end of a 103-year-old era as the Main Stand hosts its last ever game.

An extra large print run has been ordered for this collectors’ piece programme which is jam-packed with stunning images and stories of Scotland’s oldest stand.

No less than 20 pages have been dedicated to the complete history of the Main Stand, with Club Historian David Speed covering everything from its first game in August 1914 all the way through to the modern day.

Take a look inside the Stand through dozens of fantastic photographs of the dressing rooms, corridors, suites and hidden corners of the 103-year-old structure. We also hear from John Robertson as he looks back on his fondest Main Stand memories.

There’s also great stories from the likes of kit man Gordon 'Goggsy' Paterson and Club Photographer Ron MacNeill, as well as a full range of stats covering everything from record appearance and goalscorers to the biggest crowds and highest scores.

Hearts TV commentator Laurie Dunsire reflects on what he’ll miss most about the Main Stand whilst Gary Cowen takes a look at an old programme from a previous match against Aberdeen.

We also take a look back at some of the most memorable matches through the years, including the night the Jambos put Bayern Munich to the sword and the 'de Vries' derby!

There’s also columns from Ann Budge, Ian Cathro, Perry Kitchen and Foundation of Hearts Chairman Stuart Wallace.

Striking images of the Main Stand are sprinkled throughout this 100-page special edition which promises to be a must-have keepsake for Hearts fans young and old.

The 100 page, A4-sized programme is priced at £5 and will be available from the Hearts Clubstore from Friday afternoon onwards. Supporters can also pick up a copy from our sellers in and around Tynecastle prior to kick-off on Sunday.   

Can't make the game? Call the Hearts Ticket Office on 0333 043 1874 (Option 1, then 1) to purchase a copy for postal delivery.