Rangers fans will be granted access to behind closed doors games after it was confirmed supporters will be able to buy ‘virtual season tickets’ once the league resumes.
Sky have confirmed that clubs will be able to sell ‘virtual season tickets’ which would allow them to generate some much-needed cash once fixtures resume to make up the shortfall caused by locking the gates.
The broadcaster starts a five-year exclusive deal with the league later this summer and theSPFL and Sky have also agreed to spread the financial settlement for the games cancelled 2019/20 season across the term of the new five-year contract.
“This is an innovative and pragmatic solution to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and I’m grateful for the flexibility shown by our clubs and by Sky Sports,” SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“This agreement means that any liability for games not delivered during Season 2019/20 has now been settled, on terms that reflect Sky’s status as a committed partner and supporter of Scottish football.”
Most clubs already offer live broadcasts of games to fans outside the UK and Ireland so it shouldn’t take much for them to make it available for domestic fans.
Whether it would be made freely available for those who have already purchased physical season tickets for the upcoming campaign isn’t clear but it would surely make sense or Rangers to ‘reward’ fans that way.