Hearts fans look to prevent Tynecastle demolition

Tynecastle could become listed. Picture SNS
Tynecastle could become listed. Picture SNS
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A RENEWED push to get Tynecastle Stadium turning into a listed building has been launched to avoid the Hearts ground being turned into flats.

Plans to list the football venue have won the backing of heritage body the Cockburn Association.

Heritage status for the main stand granted by Historic Scotland would leave it protected from demolition and alteration, ending fears the club’s main creditor Ukio Bankas will sell the ground to developers to recoup at least £15 million in debt.

The pitch-length grandstand was designed by renowned stadium architect Archibald Leitch and completed in 1919.

Marion Williams, from the Cockburn Association, said: “It would not be unusual to have a football ground given listed status.”