Tynecastle Park up for top award as Hearts battle Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City for stadium prize

Hearts hoping to see off competition from English Premier League big guns at awards night

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 2:21 pm
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 8:04 am
The Hollywood Bowl set-up at Tynecastle for the opening of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Tynecastle Park has been shortlisted for a prestigious award attonight's Football Business Awards in London.

The Hearts stadium faces stiff competition from English Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City in the "Best non-match day use of venue" category.

The Gorgie arena staged the opening performance of the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing a series of music under the direction of renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel in a specially constructed "Hollywood Bowl" stage.

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Around 15,000 spectators turned out for the free event - the largest in the history of the Festival.

Hearts are the only Scottish representatives in the category with Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, the Etihad Stadium in Manchester and Chelsea's Stamford Bridge home also nominated.