The reason why stadiums like Celtic Park and Tynecastle can’t host the Scottish Cup final is due to ground refurbishments in a blow for fans (Scottish Sun).

Hampden Park will play host to the showpiece event with no supporters ahead of Euro 2020, with the national stadium being handed over to UEFA for preparation work ahead of hosting some matches. With the country making its way out of lockdown, debate surfaced over whether somewhere like Celtic Park or Murrayfield Stadium could be used.

Celtic Park and the home of Scottish rugby were floated as potential venues.

Celtic Park and the home of Scottish rugby were floated as potential venues. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It’s been revealed that the SFA did ask the question of Celtic, Hearts and Rangers over whether Celtic Park, Ibrox or Tynecastle could host the match. But ‘vital work’ for their respective stadiums and pitches will take precedence ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Scottish Rugby Union said it wasn’t possible as Pro-14 Rainbow Cup games at Murrayfield were being held around that time. Hibs will face Dundee United while St Johnstone v St Mirren in the two semi-finals but fans will be gutted that these events still won’t be accessible.

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