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Hibs' East Stand opens early for Rangers game

Hibs' Derek Riordan prepares to take a corner in the shadow of the new stand
Easter Road's East Stand will be used for the first time on 22 August

Hibernian will have their new East Stand open for the first home league game of the season against Rangers - a full month ahead of schedule.

The new facility will house more than 3,000 East Stand season ticket holders in their new seats and can hold 3,500 additional ticket buyers.

Chief executive Scott Lindsay welcomed its use for the 22 August game.

"From the day that the demolition team moved onto site, this has been a real team effort," he told Hibs' website.

"There have been numerous people and companies involved and everyone has worked beyond the call of duty to get the new East Stand on line in time for our first home fixture of the new SPL campaign," he added.

It will be an historic moment, one that many fans will not want to miss

Hibernian chief executive Scott Lindsay

"We're absolutely thrilled to be able to open the East Stand in time for the match against the SPL champions and everyone at the club, not least the manager and players, cannot wait for kick-off in front of a capacity crowd in the completed Easter Road Stadium.

"It will be an historic moment, one that many fans will not want to miss and it would be wonderful to mark the occasion with a full house and an electric atmosphere inside the new-look stadium."



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