LACROSSE will open its Scottish headquarters in the Capital following hte development of an historic green space.
Lacrosse Scotland, the governing body of the sport in Scotland, will make Raeburn Place its home following the redevelopment of the Stockbridge ground.
As well as basing its operations at Raeburn Place, Lacrosse Scotland aims to build on its reputation of producing successful nataional teams by setting up its National Performance Centre at the ground. The new facilities will house its four national teams - the men, womeen, men’s U19 and women’s U19s.
The Scottish women’s senior team is currnetly ranked fifth in the world, while the men’s team is ranked in sixth place.
The site will become Lacross Scotland’s home ground for international fixtures, as well as hosting domestic showcase events, including the league play-offs and schools’ finals.
Jane Claydon, president of Lacrosse Scotland, said: “We are excited about the prospect of establishing a permanent base for lacrosse, a move that is long overdue.
“It is an honour to be associated with this famous sporting ground and to be involved in Raeburn Place Foundation’s vision to support the provision of healthy recreation for all. We believe this partnership will assist in our planned expansion of the game in Scotland.”
Raeburn Place Foundation chairman, David Newlands hopes the move will create “a strong partnership with far reaching benefits”.