Aberdeen’s clash against Kilmarnock and Celtic‘s trip to Ross County will be played in front of 300 fans after the Scottish Government approved the two top-flight matches as pilot events.

It will be the first Scottish Premier League fixtures to be played in front of supporters since the coronavirus halted the 2019-20 season back in March. 

The matches will be the second and third sporting fixtures in Scotland in front of fans since lockdown after PRO14 rugby fixture between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors at Murrayfield took place as another test event in August. 

Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock will be played in front of 300 supporters this weekend

Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock will be played in front of 300 supporters this weekend

Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock will be played in front of 300 supporters this weekend

Ross County vs Celtic will also hold fans after the Scottish Government allowed two test events

Ross County vs Celtic will also hold fans after the Scottish Government allowed two test events

Ross County vs Celtic will also hold fans after the Scottish Government allowed two test events

Scottish Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, Joe FitzPatrick said: ‘The Scottish Government has agreed that the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) can hold two pilot events, each with 300 home supporters only, on 12 September.

‘A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes in recent months to create the protocols and testing regimes to allow top-level professional sport in Scotland to resume, and this arrangement follows extensive discussions with the Scottish FA, SPFL and clubs about public safety – particularly in relation to physical distancing and hygiene measures.

‘The football authorities and the clubs involved have also been able to review and learn from the pilot event staged by Scottish Rugby on 28 August and we are confident there will be strict protocols in place at these two initial pilot football events. We are keeping all pilot events under close review.’

More to follow. 

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