Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor insists he is still preparing for next week’s Premiership match against Celtic being a test event with crowds.
The visit of the Hoops to Dingwall is among three possible games to be earmarked as a test event from the six-game Premiership card next Saturday.
Rangers’ home match against Dundee United had also been in the running to host crowds, however the coronavirus restrictions imposed on Glasgow by the Scottish government earlier this week look to have put paid to that.
That could pave the way for other matches, such as Aberdeen’s game with Kilmarnock at Pittodrie, to be considered.
MacGregor sees no reason why County would be affected by the Glasgow restrictions, given the Staggies would only allow home fans to attend the fixture.
MacGregor said: “I think it is still a test event. I heard that they will not allow the Rangers match to go ahead with fans because of the restrictions in Glasgow, but I don’t see any reason why ours wouldn’t.
“I haven’t been told of any change.
“We haven’t been stipulated what number we will be allowed, because it’s up to the government to come back and tell us – but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s between 500 and 700.
“Because it’s a test event, we don’t have a say in how many. We have put the plan to the civil servants but we are waiting to hear back.”
Should the test events be successful, the Scottish government could rubber stamp the partial return of crowds to all football fixtures from Monday, September 14.
The only Scottish sporting event to be trialled in front of crowds so far was Edinburgh’s Pro14 rugby match against Glasgow Warriors, which was played in front of 700 fans at Murrayfield last weekend.
Although MacGregor is hopeful of being permitted a bigger capacity following the trial event, he feels the test will be a crucial exercise.
He added: “I think the important areas are the car park areas, getting people through turnstiles correctly, and then people sit in the right seat when they go into the ground due to track and trace.
“We would rather see it in a smaller environment to allow us to check it out.
“We need to make sure we are on the ball, and stewards get people into the right seats.”