Dundee have been successful in their bid to secure more tickets for their potential title decider against Queen’s Park – after the SPFL ruled that the Dens Park club should be given double what they were originally allocated.
The sides are set to meet at Ochilview Stadium on the final day of the Championship season a week on Friday.
With Dundee leading at the top of the table by just one point and with two games to play, it’s likely that the game will settle who finishes as champions and is promoted to the Premiership, with the runner-up facing the play-offs.
Dundee were surprised and dismayed when initially handed just 400 tickets for the away end at Ochilview, where Queen’s Park have been groundsharing, arguing that the Glasgow club had come nowhere near to filling the stadium all season.
They appealed to the SPFL board to intervene and, after a meeting on Wednesday, the league backed their stance.
A Dundee statement read: “Dundee FC is very pleased to announce that, following representations made by the club, the SPFL Board has determined that Queen’s Park FC is required to at least double our original ticket allocation for next Friday’s fixture at Ochilview to a minimum of 1,000.
“Whilst this is still considerably less than the expected level of demand, the club would like to sincerely thank both the SPFL Board and Police Scotland for their prompt and careful consideration of our arguments in the interests of public safety and on behalf of our loyal supporters.”
The league title could be settled before the teams meet face to face if Dundee defeat Cove Rangers this weekend and Queen’s Park fail to take all three points against Morton.