Hearts Football Club Team Profile and History
Hearts first moved into the Gorgie district of Edinburgh in 1881 and the present day site of Tynecastle Stadium was occupied in 1886.
In 1925 a major rebuilding project was undertaken by the club and the renovated stadium was finally completed four years later.
In 1994 work began to transform Tynecastle into a modern all seated stadium but as a result of the expense the club became burdened with debt.
Plans were drawn up to sell the ground and relocate to a new stadium but the hostility of the fans to such a move coupled with the arrival of Vladimir Romanov re-asserted Tynecastle's position as the long term home of the club.
Only the main stand remains of the old stadium but there are now plans to demolish it and build a larger structure which would help increase the capacity of the ground.
Directions to Tynecastle
Formed in 1874, Hearts are one of Scotland's biggest clubs and enjoy a city rivalry with Hibernian.
The Edinburgh side are based at Tynecastle, which in 1932 recorded its record gate of 53,396 against Rangers.
The Jam Tarts have enjoyed a number of successful periods, most notably the 1950s under manager Tommy Walker. The club can claim a haul of four championship titles, seven Scottish Cups and four League Cups.
The legendary Bobby Walker and the 1950s Terrible Trio of Alfie Conn, Willie Bauld and Jimmy Wardhaugh are among the greatest players to have worn the maroon of Hearts.
Record since the SPL began
1998/99 - 6th
1999/00 - 3rd
2000/01 - 5th
2001/02 - 5th
2002/03 - 3rd
2003/04 - 3rd
2004/05 - 5th
2005/06 - 2nd
2006/07 - 4th
2007/08 - 8th
2008/09 - 3rd
2009/10 - 6th
2010/11 - 3rd
First SPL game
Hearts 2-1 Rangers - August 2, 1998
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