Next Up | Kelty Hearts | ViaPlay Cup

On Wednesday 19th July, competitive football returns for season 2023/24, as we entertain fellow League 1 rivals, Kelty Hearts at Meadowbank Stadium.


Player manager Michael Tidser has had a summer of transition, given the changing ownership structure of the club. Much like ourselves, their plans are perhaps slightly behind schedule, however the Maroon Machine have made a number of recent signings to bolster their squad, and have had a solid pre-season. In their opening ViaPlay Cup match, they went down 3-1 at home to Greenock Morton of the Championship, so they will be anxious to make amends on match day 2.


Kick off is 19:45 on Wednesday 19th July at Meadowbank Stadium; turnstiles will be open from 18:45.


As per agreement between the five clubs in group D, admission prices are as follows:

  • Adults | £14
  • Concessions | £10 (over 65s & under 18s)
  • Under 12s | Free (with a paying adult)

Tickets can be purchased now via FanBase, by clicking here however we will also be selling tickets at the turnstiles right up until kick off. Please note, for those who have visited Meadowbank before, we no longer operate our ticket office on Dalziel Place.

Additionally, Meadowbank will be cashless this season, with card terminals available on the turnstiles and at the refreshments outlet.


Thanks to our partners at the Bellfield Taproom, we will have a terrific deal on pre-match hospitality. For only £32, you will get a welcome drink on arrival, superb pub-style food, a complimentary match programme, as well as refreshments inside Meadowbank at half-time and full-time. To get your hospitality tickets click here.


We have a terrific discount on our match day mascot package for this match; for only £130 you will get four match tickets, while the lucky youngster will get a personalised Edinburgh City shirt, as well as a tour of the ground, with VIP access to the dressing rooms and hospitality areas, before heading onto the field to warm-up with the team. As the match is about to start, the youngster will walk out with the teams and join and captains for the coin toss and get an amazing photo opportunity.

To book our discounted mascot package click here.


Both sides will be in their home colours on Wednesday, with City in white shirts, black shorts and white socks and our visitors in Maroon shirts, white shorts and maroon socks.


Wednesday night’s match ball is kindly sponsored by World of Football in Edinburgh. Visit them at and find out more about their terrific offer of 5-a-side football from only £20 – terms and conditions apply.

We are grateful to Paul and his team for their continued support!


Against a backdrop of change at the club, Alan Maybury has been able to retain a significant number of last-season’s squad, with key-men such as Danny Handling, Innes Murray, Liam Fontaine all committed once again. Additions have included Robbie Leitch from Cove Rangers, Russell McLean formerly of Peterhead and Dumbarton and, most recently, Robbie Mahon on loan from Motherwell, all of whom should be available for selection. The only confirmed absentees ahead of this week’s match are Ryan Shanley, who is suspended and Ouzy See, who (in)famously is participating in Love Island…


Our most recent meeting with the men from New Central Park ended in an entertaining two all draw, back in April. Kelty went in ahead at the break, courtesy of an Aaron Darge goal, however the home side turned the match around, with Innes Murray and Ryan Shanley netting to put us in the ascendency. It was to end all-square however, as Kallum Higginbotham levelled on 76 minutes, to ensure a point went back over the Queensferry Crossing.