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Celtic and Rangers granted capacity crowds as Aberdeen seek same permission


Celtic had a limited number of fans at their recent home match with Midtjylland

By Liam O’Lone

Celtic and Rangers have been given permission for capacity crowds at home matches by Glasgow City Council.

And Aberdeen have applied to their local authority for the return of full crowds to Pittodrie, with chairman Dave Cormack “hopeful” of getting approval.

From Monday, clubs in Scotland can have 5,000 fans without special permission but need clearance for larger crowds.

Limited numbers of supporters attended all of last weekend’s Scottish Premiership matches.

Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers and St Johnstone have home European games next week.

Hibernian have been given permission for 5,600 for their home European match against Rijeka on Thursday.

Capacity crowds have not been allowed at Scottish grounds since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March 2020.

Limited numbers of supporters attended a small amount of games last season before larger numbers were permitted to attend the recent Scottish League Cup group games.

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