The British & Irish Lions can today (19/05/21) confirm that The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup match against Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday 26 June (kick off 3pm) will welcome a crowd of 16,500 supporters.
The curtain-raiser to the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series in South Africa will host the partial capacity crowd following consultation with the Scottish Government and the application of agreed social distancing criteria to ensure fans can attend safely. It will be the first time supporters will be able to attend the home of Scottish Rugby to watch an international match since March 2020.
Other public health agencies, emergency services and transport providers are collaborating to stage the landmark event.
Owing to the reduced capacity following the application of agreed social distancing measures within the stadium, a number of ticketholders will, unfortunately, not be permitted to attend and will be refunded.
Tickets will be allocated in line with government advice and the ticketing terms and conditions. All ticket holders will be contacted by Friday 28 May to advise if they have been successful in gaining access to the event.
For more information on The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup please visit: https://www.lionsrugby.com/faqs/1888-cup-faqs/