Aberdeen are hoping to get fans back into Pittodrie sooner rather than later. The club have been one of the few in Scotland to have fans at their stadium this season, when 300 supporters watched them take on Kilmarnock in September.
Since then, they have failed to get permission to hold further test events at Pittodrie. Still, this hasn’t stopped the club from unveiling a series of plans and protocols that are in place at Pittodrie that would allow 1,000 fans to attend a match.
1,000 fans could attend upcoming fixture
The series of plans and protocols were unveiled on the club’s website on Wednesday.
Should they get the go-ahead from the Scottish Government, 1,000 fans would attend the game against Ross County on the 12th of December.
2,000 fans would then attend the games against Dundee United and St Johnstone. Whilst Aberdeen is in Tier 2 of the Government’s lockdown tiers, football fans are not allowed to attend games.
City is currently in Tier 2
However, the Dons have outlined the plans to show that 1,000 fans could safely attend Pittodrie whilst the city of Aberdeen is currently in Tier 2.
It remains to be seen what the Scottish Government make of Aberdeen’s plans. They do seem very thorough, and the club must be confident that it can handle 1,000 fans at first and then 2,000 fans being at Pittodrie.
With the game against Ross County just over a week away, Aberdeen will find out soon enough if their plans and protocols are enough to persuade the Government that fans should return.