Heart of Midlothian owner Ann Budge has, for the first time, expressed a willingness to keep the football club at their current home Tynecastle.

Based in Gorgie, Edinburgh, Budge has revealed her desire to remain at the current location by re-building the main stand.

She hopes to have a plan in place by the end of the 2015/16 season, after once suggesting that Hearts’ future could lie away from their home of 129 years.

When taking over the club in the summer of 2014, Budge said that moving to a new stadium would make the most financial sense, but seems to have had a change of heart.

“Having been here a year and heard so many people speak passionately about Tynecastle, I think there has got to be a step, and that is going to be what we can do to keep us here.

“We are still looking at all the options – economically it is probably the best option [to share with Edinburgh rivals Hibernian] but I don’t know if I would be able to get that one by the fans!”

Posted on 10/05/2015