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Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor confident stadium will be open to fans for match against Celtic for test event. But only for a maximum of 500 supporters.


By Will Clark

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Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor says the club are waiting on the go ahead to allow fans into the Global Energy Stadium for Saturday's game against Celtic.

Fans could be welcomed back at Ross County if chosen as a test venue. Picture: Will Clark
Fans could be welcomed back at Ross County if chosen as a test venue. Picture: Will Clark

The clash against the Premiership champions at Dingwall is expected to be at least one of three matches which will be used as trials to allow fans back into stadiums next weekend.

MacGregor says the club is in a position to welcome back fans, but if given the go-ahead, will only expect up to 500 supporters being allowed into the ground on Saturday.

Speaking on Radio Scotland show Sportsound, he said: "It hasn’t been officially announced.

"Everything from our end is there to make it happen and we’re waiting for the final nod.

"The policy was this game would be a test game and we are waiting to see when they will give a positive answer.

"I think we’ve got to be realistic, it will be a test event. We would rather between 300 and 500, something that we could work with and test out to trial.

"Everything is on paper at the moment, we need to make sure it works from the car park to the seats in the stands.

"Health and safety is the responsibility of the club."

MacGregor says he doesn't expect all seats to become available in stadiums this season, saying at the Global Energy Stadium, only a quarter of seats might be available for this campaign.

"I think it will be a challenge, we’re up and down as an economy and we’re probably facing up to the fact there won’t be away fans as travelling is an issue.

"With social distancing two metres we could get 1700 in the stadium but we have more than that in season ticket holders.

"The traditional walk ups or away fans is probably not going to happen.

"It is making sure we can satisfy our season ticket holders as that might even be a problem having them every week."

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