The Scottish FA have announced their ticket pricing for this season’s Scottish Cup Final, dubbed the ‘Family Final’.
With the cup final returning to Hampden after last year’s exile to Celtic Park due to the Commonwealth Games, Falkirk and Inverness Caledonian fans will descend upon Glasgow in their thousands in what is Scottish football’s showpiece event.
It will be the first ever Scottish Cup Final that Inverness Caley Thistle have participated in, while their Championship opponents Falkirk are looking to win the trophy for the first time in 58 years.
Prices were agreed by all parties, with the Scottish FA claiming in their announcement that the reduced pricing would ensure ‘Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk supporter can attend this historic occasion, the policy will also encourage neutral supporters to come along and enjoy the occasion’.
East and West stands – £25 adult/£5 concession
North Stand – £30 adult/£10 concession
South Stand – £30
Accessible Areas (North and South Stands) – £15 adult/£5 concession
The Scottish Football Supporters Association spokesperson Paul Goodwin, who called on the Scottish FA to reduce ticket prices for the final welcomed the decision, he said: “We asked the Scottish FA to review its pricing for this year’s Scottish Cup Final so we welcome the decision. This match, The Family Final, will be the biggest of the year for fans of ICT and Falkirk and reducing the prices for it will hopefully encourage as many supporters of both teams, as well as neutrals, to attend.”
Scottish FA Chief Executive, Stewart Regan, added: “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.
“On behalf of the Scottish FA, I would like to thank both clubs for their positive contributions to the plans for the Final, and wish them the best of luck on May 30th.”
Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who defeated Celtic 3-2 after extra time in the semi final, are pleased with the ticket pricing – especially the concessions.
Kenny Cameron, Caley Thistle chairman, said: “This will be very much a ‘family final’ and with youngsters able to attend for £5, I hope supporters will feel that the pricing meets their pockets and that it also appeals to neutral followers.
“I’m pleased that we, Falkirk, and the Scottish FA were able to reach a timely and amicable agreement on ticket prices, and we’ve already received an impressive volume of enquiries as the countdown to the Final gathers momentum.
“There will be a major exodus from the Highlands on the day plus we’ll have supporters travelling from a range of countries. It should be a memorable occasion.”
Falkirk’s executive director, Ronnie Bateman added: “There has been a huge number of enquiries about tickets already, not only from our own supporters, but from neutrals. I think everybody realises it’s going to be an exciting afternoon of football, and a game which will be in the ‘not-to-be-missed’ category.
“We’ve had fruitful talks with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and the Scottish FA, and all parties are committed to making sure that fans get their tickets with ease, and at an affordable price, for what promises to be a great family day out.”
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