Top News SPFL Confirms 300 Home Fans Attendance For Pilot Test

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has confirmed that two pilot matches will take place in this weekend fixtures with maximum of 300 home supporters.

According to Scottish Professional Football League(SPFL) Chief Executive Neil Doncaster the decision was reached following approval from the Scottish Minister.

The pilot test is means for supporters to return to stadium as both of the home clubs will provide a post-match report on operational delivery to inform guidance for future pilots.

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Africa Top Sports learnt via the SPFL website that the two games for the pilot test are:

  • Aberdeen v Kilmarnock
  • Ross County v Celtic

The statement reads as follows;

“The Joint Response Group is pleased to have received approval from Scottish Ministers for two pilot matches to take place with a maximum of 300 home supporters in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday 12 September.”

The following matches will be subject to the initial pilot phase after both of the home teams submitted detailed operational plans for the safe access and egress of supporters:

  • Aberdeen v Kilmarnock
  • Ross County v Celtic

“Both of the home clubs will also provide a post-match report on operational delivery to inform guidance for future pilots and the general resumption of supporters outlined in the Scottish Government Route Map out of the COVID-19 crisis.”

While speaking about the effort of the Scottish Government to approve the pilot test for fans to return Doncaster said: 

“We are pleased to have received confirmation of pilot events at two Scottish Premiership fixtures on 12 September and I would like to thank the respective home clubs – and indeed all 12 Premiership clubs – for the comprehensive Return to Supporting plans.

“We look forward to building on the successful all-sport supporter pilot at BT Murrayfield and I know that clubs take the responsibility for the safe return of supporters seriously. 

“This is another significant step forward for Scottish football and I reiterate the importance of fans to our national game.

“The JRG will continue to liaise with all clubs, and especially the home clubs, in the coming week to ensure all protocols aguidelinesnce are adhered to and that fans can look forward to a phased return to supporting their respective teams.”


Henry Usiayo is a reporter who has a flair for sports and he currently write sports articles for Africa Top Sports.

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