Good news for people wanting to attend next month’s William Hill Scottish Cup final.
The Scottish Football Association has decided to reduce ticket prices for concessions. Their reason? To encourage more neutrals into attending the cup final and joining fans of Inverness and Falkirk on May 30.
Ronnie Bateman, the Falkirk managing director, stated that he expected Hampden to be no more than half-full for Scottish football’s showpiece event between his club and the Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
There’s a possibility.
Because due to the cheap prices of tickets, children, students and senior citizens will now be able to attend the showpiece game on May 30 for just 5. And a family of four will only be shelling out 60 in order to attend the match at the National Stadium.
In addition to that, concessions will also be available for the first time in the North Stand, with the best seats in the house priced from just 10.
Both clubs agreed to the reduced prices, believing that this latest development will encourage neutral supporters to come along and enjoy the occasion.
SFA chief executive Stewart Regan said: “This year’s William Hill Scottish Cup final promises to be a wonderful occasion, one that will capture the imagination not just of Falkirk and Inverness Caledonian Thistle fans, but their respective communities at large.”
He also thanked both the competing clubs for their positive contributions to the plans for the final, wishing them the best of luck on the upcoming match.
Kenny Cameron, Inverness chairman, added that the event will be very much a ‘family final’ and hoped that the supporters will feel that the pricing meets their pockets and that it also appeals to neutral followers.
If this strategy will turn out to be a success – who knows – maybe the reduced ticket pricing will be extended to other matches. You’ll have to stay tune for that!