Scottish Cup semi-final dates, ticket allocations and times confirmed 

Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and Hearts made it through to the final four of the competition.

Scottish Cup semi-final dates, tickets and times confirmed as Celtic, Rangers, Hearts and Aberdeen learn fate SNS Group

The Scottish Cup semi-final dates and times have been confirmed.

Holders Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and Hearts made it through to the final four of the competition with Brendan Rodgers’ side beating Livingston 4-2 at home.

Aberdeen’s request for a 50/50 ticket split has been denied with the Pittodrie club handed 19,000 initial briefs.

While Hearts and Rangers have been allocated the same number of initial tickets.

Rangers defeated Hibs 2-0 on Sunday to progress, while Aberdeen defeated Kilmarnock 3-1 at Pitttodrie and Hearts saw off Greenock Morton in a 1-0 victory on Monday evening.

Aberdeen have been drawn against Celtic with that game set for a 12.30pm kick off on Saturday, April 20 at Hampden Park live on BBC Scotland and Viaplay Sports.

Meanwhile Rangers will face Hearts at Hampden with a 3pm kick off on Sunday, April 21 live on Viaplay in a repeat of the 2022 Scottish Cup final.

An Aberdeen FC statement read: “The Club requested the opportunity to sell up to 50% of the tickets, with any unsold tickets by an agreed date being allocated to our opponents.

“Disappointingly, this has once again been declined based primarily on historical ticket sales at this stage of the competition.

“As a result, the Aberdeen allocation for this match will be for up to 19,000 tickets, almost identical to the Viaplay Cup Final in December, split between the South Stand and West Stand, depending on demand.”

A statement from Hearts FC read: “Yesterday, the club put forward a proposal to secure an equal share of tickets, guaranteeing Hearts supporters the opportunity to purchase seats in Hampden’s North Stand.

“We had to make an extremely strong case for our argument, given the size of our opponents’ fanbase and historic semi-final ticket sales.

“We are, therefore, extremely pleased to confirm that our proposition was accepted, and both Hearts and Rangers will be given an initial 21k allocation of tickets to sell to our respective supporters.

“We would like to thank the Scottish FA for their assistance in this process.

“This gives us the best opportunity to have Steven Naismith and our players walk out onto the Hampden pitch to a sea of maroon, spread out equally and fairly across the national stadium.

“The door has now been opened for as many Hearts fans as possible to attend and, hopefully, have a special day out.

“One condition of this agreement is that the club covers the cost of any unsold tickets from our allocation so it is in all of our interests to sell out and give the team the level of backing that Hearts fans are famous for.”

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