Edinburgh are reportedly looking to test out Easter Road as a possible new home as the PRO12 side look to move away from Murrayfield next season.
The Scottish team, who struggle to fill a fraction of the 68,000 seater national venue, are in talks with soccer side Hibernian over a possible ground share.
"You see some leaks in the press about us talking to Hibernian about Easter Road," Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson told BBC Scotland.
"We're closer to that than we have been for a while. Our hope would be that we can have a couple of games as a test with a view to moving there.
"We hope we can come to some sort of arrangement for the coming season.
"We can't stay at Murrayfield for the longer term."
Easter Road has a capacity of 20,241.