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SFA announce their date for ‘restricted numbers’ to watch football

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The SFA are planning to have professional football played in front of ‘restricted numbers’ from July 23.

Yesterday a number of Lockdown measures were relaxed applying to beer gardens, restaurants, cinemas and museums.

The Scottish Government has taken a cautious approach to Lockdown issues with clubs only allowed to resume training in a very controlled manner on June 10.

Betfred Cup fixtures have already been shelved but it does appear that the SPFL Premiership season can begin on August 1 with supporters’ present.

On Wednesday the SFA announced:

The Joint Response Group welcomes the First Minister’s update today on the Scottish Government’s route map out of the pandemic crisis and its positive implications for football.

We are pleased that plans are under way to introduce live outdoor events with physical distancing and restricted numbers, potentially as early as July 23. While we appreciate this area is subject to further public health advice, we will nevertheless work with the government to seek clarity on this advice in relation to the August 1 start to the Scottish Premiership season.

Celtic and the SRU have held detailed talks with the Scottish Government over bringing supporters back to stadiums in compliance with changing legislation.

Supporters have had the reassurance of Virtual Season Tickets but with the team going for 10-in-a-row attending matches has never been more important.

With strong hints that fans will be able to attend matches there is bound to be renewed confidence in buying Season Tickets with the possibility that at some stage in the season tickets could be sold for individual matches.

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