• February 26, 2024

Scottish Cup: Uefa gives permission for some fans to be at St Johnstone v Hibernian final

Around 12,000 fans will be in Hampden for the Euro in June – three weeks after the Scottish Cup final

Uefa has given a “limited number” of fans permission to take part in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

It appeared that fans would be banned from the St. Johnstone-Hibernian game on May 22, as the stadium will be under UEFA control from May 14, ahead of Euro 2020.

This is despite the Scottish Government’s rules that allow a crowd of at least 500 people.

However, a waiver has now been granted, although it is unclear whether other obstacles need to be overcome.

It also has yet to be confirmed whether the Scottish Federation wants or wants more than the standard 500 fans in the game.

Starting Monday, this number will be able to participate in outdoor events in Scotland, with organizers being able to submit suggestions for larger crowds.

Through this mechanism it was agreed that there would be 12,000 fans in Hampden in June for the Scottish Euro 2020 games against the Czech Republic and Croatia in Hampden.

The Scottish Federation urged Uefa to reconsider their previous stance of wanting the game behind closed doors after the European governing body, the UK government and the football association met to discuss hosting the Champions League final in front of fans Discuss Wembley.

This was mentioned as a possibility for Wembley, although Uefa would have taken over this venue for Euro 2020 at the time of the Champions League final on May 29th.

“Uefa has found a solution with the Scottish Federation to allow a limited number of spectators to the Scottish Cup final,” said a spokesman for the governing body.

Aberdeen also offered to host the showpiece in Pittodrie, which has a capacity of just over 22,000 and hosted a testing event in September that saw 300 fans attend the match with Kilmarnock.

Chairman Dave Cormack told BBC Scotland’s The Nine that they would like to do this “if it was something both teams and the Scottish Federation wanted us to do”.

The Scottish Federation said last month that there would be no fans at the national stadium for the final.

It was alleged that the Euro prep work would prevent Hampden from obtaining a safety certificate from local authorities.

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