Hearts announce name change for new-look stadium opening next season
29 April 2017
HEARTS have announced that their home ground will be renamed 'Tynecastle Park' once renovations have been completed on the main stand.
The Gorgie club are in the process of replacing the historic tribune in a £12 million project that is due to be completed in September.
And the Jambos announced on Friday that they would mark the opening of the new-look stadium by reinstating Tynecastle Park as its name.
A club statement read: "It gives the club great pleasure to announce our plan to reinstate "Tynecastle Park" as the name of our new look stadium.
"For those of you who may have researched the club history, you may well have seen the terms Old Tynecastle and New Tynecastle. These terms are related to the first Tynecastle Park (field in Gorgie 1881, also known as Old Tynecastle) and the current site, known as Tynecastle Park and New Tynecastle.
"The ground continued to be known as Tynecastle Park until the mid 90’s when it was changed to Tynecastle Stadium. This change, it is fair to say, was not universally popular with Hearts fans at the time. Therefore, when the new Tynecastle Development Project was initiated, it came as no great surprise that the question of reversing this name-change was never far from the surface when talking to fans.
"So, with the sadness of the loss of the Archibald Leitch classic and the opening of a new chapter in the history of the club with our new Main Stand, it seems entirely fitting that we honour the club’s long and storied heritage by reinstating the name "Tynecastle Park" when the new Main Stand opens in September 2017.
"Our famous and much loved club song will once again ring literally true, when we raise our voices to sing “away up in Gorgie at Tynecastle Park”. We hope you approve!"