Hibs and St Johnstone to get 300 Scottish Cup final tickets each

The finalists will only get a small allocation due to distancing rules.

Hibs and St Johnstone to get 300 Scottish Cup final tickets each SNS Group

The Scottish FA has announced that only 600 supporters will be allowed inside Hampden to watch the Scottish Cup final between Hibernian and St Johnstone.

The allocation was confirmed after the Scottish Government told the football authorities that two-metre spacing would be required within the national stadium at the showcase game on May 22.

Initially, the game was to have taken place behind closed doors, like most football this season, as UEFA will have taken control of the stadium ahead of the European Championships this summer.

However, following the easing of some restrictions across the country, the Scottish FA secured permission from European football’s governing body to allow some supporters to attend.

The SFA then contacted government to get final numbers before issuing tickets and were told that numbers would have to stay low.

A Scottish FA statement read: “Following dispensation from UEFA to allow a restricted number of supporters to attend the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park on Saturday May 22, the Scottish FA approached the Scottish Government for 2000 fans to be accommodated using the approved UEFA EURO 2020 stadium seating template. 

“The Scottish Government has today confirmed that a two metre physical distancing configuration must be used, not the 1.5m configuration that will be in operation for UEFA EURO 2020. At two metre physical distancing, the number of spectators able to be hosted in the approved areas of the stadium reduces to 600 in total – 300 per club.

“We have notified both finalists, Hibernian and St Johnstone, and while the number is less than anticipated we look forward to a limited number of fans attending the cup final.  “

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