Aberdeen have criticised the SPFL after being asked to prove they deserve a 50-50 split for this month’s Betfred Cup semi-final against Rangers.
The Dons are being given an initial allocation of 16,800 tickets for the tie on October 28 with the promise of an additional 4,400, which would result in a 50-50 split with Rangers supporters, should they demonstrate strong sales.
Aberdeen’s initial allocation will be for the South and East Stands at Hampden with the extra 4,400 tickets for the North Stand.
Aberdeen chief executive Duncan Fraser said: “Given the fantastic travelling support we have as a club we feel it is imperative all our fans are offered the opportunity to enjoy this football spectacle from some of the best seats in the stadium.
“We do not agree with the manner in which the club are being asked to sell the tickets as we know there are a significant number of supporters who would wish to purchase seats in the North Stand from the start.
“I would call on all of our fans to purchase their tickets early and prove our desire to make the east end of Hampden a sea of red and white for Derek and the team to walk out to. This will be a tremendous opportunity for Aberdeen FC to play a leading role in the country’s biggest ‘Super Sunday’ for years and a great footballing occasion for all involved.”
The Dons will release ticket information early next week as well as details how supporters could be relocated to the North Stand should the club satisfy the SPFL’s request for strong sales.