Hearts have issued an update to their supporters after an agreement was finally reached with Rangers regarding an away allocation for the Premiership fixture between the two clubs on 16 October [Heartsfc.co.uk].
Both Rangers and Celtic had been rejecting requests for away allocations at Ibrox and Parkhead.
Hearts and Motherwell wrote to the SPFL seeking an explanation after being left angry by the approach and it was subsequently reported that the Jambos had submitted a formal complaint [Daily Mail].
This was an attempt to get the league body to decide on an appropriate allocation for the upcoming top-of-the-table Premiership clash.
However, after the Joint Response Group decided that Red Zones could be scrapped with immediate effect [Scottishfa.co.uk], Rangers and the Edinburgh club opened dialogue and reached an agreement.
On Wednesday afternoon, Hearts issued an update to supporters confirming that 916 tickets had been secured for the match.
🆕 Just under 1,000 tickets will be made available to Hearts supporters for the upcoming league fixture at Ibrox.
— Heart of Midlothian FC (@JamTarts) October 6, 2021
A glance at the responses on Twitter reveals that some Hearts fans still aren’t happy and are suggesting that their club should only offer a similarly small percentage of seats to travelling Bears when Rangers visit Tynecastle in December.
It’s a positive development that the Red Zones have finally been scrapped, though, and that away fans should be back at all grounds after the international break, as there’s little doubt that it improves matchday atmospheres.