Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?

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SFA Statement on semi-final ticket allocation Statement regarding semi-final ticket allocation Tuesday, …

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SFA Statement on semi-final ticket allocation

Statement regarding semi-final ticket allocation
Tuesday, 18 March 2014

In response to recent speculation and comments made by Dundee United officials, the Scottish FA is compelled to clarify the club’s ticketing allocation for the forthcoming William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final between Rangers and Dundee United at Ibrox.

At the pre-operations meeting held on Tuesday, 11th March, Dundee United were made an initial offering of 11,063 tickets, allocated in the entirety of the Broomloan Road Stand, the Govan West corner and a section of the Govan Stand Front and Rear.

The number was offered on the basis of Dundee United’s ticket sales for recent semi-finals. For last year’s semi-final against Celtic at Hampden Park, with a 12.45pm kick-off, Dundee United received an allocation of 10,686 tickets and sold 6783.

For the 2010 semi-final against Raith Rovers at Hampden Park, with a 3pm kick-off, Dundee United were allocated 11,806 tickets and sold 9969.

The Dundee United official present stated that in order to ensure a maximum attendance, in the first instance the club would not require the additional allocation in the Govan West corner, Front and Rear and, instead, would prefer the Broomloan Road stand, capacity 8012.

He was invited to revert to the club for confirmation but declined. Notwithstanding the present allocation of 8012 – as requested by the club – Dundee United retain first option on the Govan West corner, and a section of the Front and Rear, an additional 3051 seats.

Should the club a) request that additional allocation and b) sell it, then there remains the opportunity to extend the allocation subject to agreement between the clubs and the relevant police and stewarding advice.”

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Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
John Clark says:
March 30, 2014 at 10:32 am

Underestimating Blossom is a fatal mistake. :mrgreen:

Interesting piece by Kevin MacKenna on Scottish Media

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/30/more-power-glasgow-online-journalists-wings-over-scotland-bella-caledonia


Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
wottpi says:
March 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Meanwhile. in other news, SFA CEO gives a press conference on his return from Oz

Crisis? What Crisis?


Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
Angus1983 says:
March 28, 2014 at 11:49 am

There are glory hunters in every support, and its reasonable to assume that successful teams will have a higher proportion

However, I suspect the vast majority of supporters from all sides would be enthused by a league that offered hard fought, close games week in week out, and, would relish the excitement and trepidation of seasons going down to the wire.

Such a prospect would make the cost of attending matches good value for money


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Ernie

Perfectly respectable point of view. However, I suspect things like Armed Forces Day are here to stay. A lot of people in the military love their football, they do not by any means all support Rangers. So if there is going to be some sort of Armed Forces Day, then why not make it inclusive rather than exclusive?
Personally, I think the SFA saying to the military, if service personnel turn up on Cup Final Day in uniform we’ll let them in free, is a much better way for football as whole to mark an “Armed Forces Day”, rather than the perennial PR car crash waiting to happen at Ibrox.
I bet, (know) a lot of serving military types would be quietly delighted to see and an end to the purely Rangers day.
YMMV


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BLUSEPTEMBER 19, 2016 at 14:46

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SCAPAFLOWSEPTEMBER 19, 2016 at 14:26

Tried to add:
How about the SFA holding an Armed Forces Day as part of Scottish Cup Final? A bit like the Lawn Tennis Association does at Wimbledon, thereby detoxifying the whole issue?


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Blu

Possibly, do they use temporary seating for Forces day?


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Problem with the stands at Ibrox you say?
“Nothing to see here” says the man on the level
What about that Section 89 Building warrant lodged with the Glasgow City council?
https://publicaccess.glasgow.gov.uk/online-applications/scottishBuildingWarrantDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=ODLE5LEX09500
here’s the guidance notes for applying for a Section 89 
https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=12988&p=0

“The plans should include the type of seats (if any)which are to be used….”


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