Date: 12th June 2020 at 7:10pm
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Neil Doncaster has suggested that Celtic Park could be used as a neutral venue for SPFL Premiership matches.

Behind Closed Doors looks like being the norm at the start of next season with the SPFL Chief Executive.

Attendance from fans will be determined by the Scottish government but Doncaster seems to suggest that Motherwell, Hamilton or St Mirren could play in front of crowds of 4-5,000 inside one of the Glasgow grounds.

Giving up home advantage would be quite an issue while a number of season-ticket holders are likely to prefer watching on telly to visiting another ground with 2 metres of social distancing in place.

Covering Doncaster’s interview with Sky Sports, Glasgow Live reports:

When asked if Hampden could be used as part of a plan to help fans return at a later stage, he told Sky Sports: “Potentially yes, we’ve got a number of big stadia across Scotland that may be able to be used by clubs if that’s what they want to do.

“We don’t yet know what the arrangements might be to allow fans back in to stadia, but it’s likely there’s going to be some form of social distancing required, at least in the early stages, and clearly the bigger stadia that we’ve to play with the easier that will be.

He added: “There are a huge amount of discussions going on. We’ve got a number of first-rate stadia in Scotland, in addition to Murrayfield and Hampden Park, clearly Ibrox and Celtic Park. They are really big stadia that will clearly allow social distancing if that’s what needs to be done.”

UEFA meet on June 17 and 18 to decide on their calendar for next season with SPFL Premiership fixtures announced soon after.

The league campaign will start on August 1 with both the Betfred Cup and the 2019/20 Scottish Cup still to be completed.