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Scottish Cup Final Fans’ Call For Fair Pricing

Thu 23rd Apr 2015 | Money & Finance

Fans of Falkirk and Inverness Caledonian Thistle (ICT) are urging the Scottish FA to fairly price the Scottish Cup Final to encourage fans of both clubs and neutrals to make it a sell-out crowd for the big day. 

Their calls have been backed by the recently formed Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA).

The match, already being dubbed ‘The Family Final’ and ‘The Friendly Final’ by fans across the country, will see ICT compete in its first ever Scottish Cup final and Falkirk’s first since 2009.

Brain Guthrie, Chair of the Bairns Trust said, "We think it is essential that this game is priced to appeal to families and neutral supporters who will be drawn to watch this fantastic occasion. 

“We also want to ensure that the policing and stewarding is appropriate to the occasion and have asked the SFSA to have raise our concerns about the costs of catering at Hampden Park too. 

“This match has the potential to be a wonderful day out for everyone and making it the best fan experience is at the heart of that.”

Paul Goodwin of the SFSA said "Discussions over the pricing, venue and activities around the forthcoming Scottish Cup Final are scheduled to take place at Hampden Park on Thursday.

“Ahead of that meeting the SFSA has been contacted by Supporters Groups in Falkirk and Inverness and by individual fans of both clubs asking us to ensure that their views are conveyed to the SFA ahead of any decisions being made. 

“We know that this Cup Final has the potential to be one of the best both on and off the park and would urge the Scottish FA to make access to it as appealing to all fans who want to be there on the flagship match of the season.

“It strikes us that it is not only sensible but desirable that the Supporters views on everything surrounding such an important and exciting game are heard. We are awaiting confirmation of meetings with both the SFA and the SPFL to ensure that going forward there is a regular dialogue and acceptance of the principle for fans being engaged in decisions that directly affect them.

"In the meantime we have sent a summary of the fans views to be reviewed by the SFA ahead of the Cup Final Planning meeting.  Just as the Players, Managers and Coaches having official representation it is time for fans of all clubs to have that formal recognition through our national football bodies."

Until now Scotland had been the only football nation in Europe not to have an independent fans’ body and that has meant that Fans have not been properly represented at Hampden Park.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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