Easter Road Park

Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh
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Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh

Home of Hibernian Football Club, Easter Road Park is located to the northeast of Edinburgh City Centre. The Club was established in 1875 by Irish immigrants who gave the team the name Hibernian, the Roman name for Ireland. Hibernian Football Club, locally known as Hibs, joined the Scottish League in 1876 and moved to their present ground of Easter Road Park in 1880. While the record attendance at the stadium was 65,860 for an Edinburgh derby in 1950, the capacity today is a rather more modest 17,500 seats.

Hibs have been league champions four times, most recently in 1952, and Scottish Cup winners twice in 1887 and 1902. There is a close city rivalry with Heart of Midlothian Football Club which is located at Tynecastle Stadium in the city's western suburbs.

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