Test Events Pave Way For Possible Limited Fan Return From 19 September

The Scottish Government have invited Scottish football to submit plans for up to three test events involving fans on Saturday 12 September 2020.

The number of fans to be allowed in will be in the low hundreds.

Rangers’ home match with Dundee United, and Ross County against Celtic are likely to feature, with one other game also permitted to be used for a pilot.

Aberdeen will be playing Kilmarnock at Pittodrie.

If successful, all top-flight clubs could then host limited numbers of fans from the following weekend (19 September 2020).

Rod Petrie, Joint Response Group Chair: “This is a welcome and positive development for Scottish football, as the national sport, to build on the sporting pilot taking place at BT Murrayfield this evening.

“We have already written to clubs to obtain their Return to Supporting plans specific to each stadium and will now follow-up with those clubs able to participate in the initial pilot on 12 September.”

Neil Doncaster, SPFL Chief Executive: “Clubs have worked tirelessly to ensure football could return safely at the start of this month and news that fans will be allowed in, albeit in restricted numbers, within a matter of weeks is hugely encouraging.

“We look forward to liaising with government to build on the sporting pilot at BT Murrayfield and to provide the necessary support to clubs to facilitate the eagerly awaited return of fans who – now more than ever before – are the lifeblood of our game.”