Aberdeen are not giving up on the battle to have fans back at Pittodrie sooner rather than later. Earlier this season the club had 300 fans attend the game against Kilmarnock at Pittodrie.

The club then had a request to play in front of 1,000 fans against Celtic in October rejected. Now the club have submitted a new plan to the Scottish Government to hold another test event next month.

Submitted request to hold test event

In a statement on the Aberdeen website, the club have revealed that they have submitted a request to have 1,000 fans attend the game against Ross County on the 12th of December.

Pittodrie stands empty
Pittodrie stands empty (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

That number would then be increased to 2,000 for the games against Dundee United and St Johnstone.

The club also disclosed that their bid to have fans back at Pittodrie has been supported by a professor at the University of Aberdeen, who has reviewed the safety measures that will be in place at the stadium.

As yet, there has been no response from the Scottish Government to Aberdeen’s submission.

Fans are returning to Elgin City

Fans are still unable to attend stadiums in Scotland unless a club is in Tier One of the Government’s system.

Aberdeen in action against Ross County
Aberdeen in action against Ross County (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Elgin City will become the fourth team to have fans at their ground when they take on Cowdenbeath on Saturday afternoon.

Only time will tell if Aberdeen’s plan to hold another test event gets the go-ahead. However, it would be a bonus for the club if 1,000 then 2,000 fans could return to Pittodrie. It would show that Scottish football is finally getting back to some kind of normality.

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