Rangers request for higher ticket allocation rejected by Aberdeen
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Rangers request for higher ticket allocation rejected by Aberdeen

A Rangers request for increased ticket allocation at their Scottish Cup quarter final tie away to Aberdeen has been rejected by the North East club.
In the Scottish Cup, teams are allowed up to 20% of the away ground’s briefs. But because of safety issues at Pittodrie, Rangers will just get the usual 2000 tickets for the tie.
It leaves many fans disappointed. Many thought there would be twice the Bears up in Aberdeen than normal.

Steven Gerrard beat Derek McInnes for the first time in four attempts earlier in the month. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers released a short statement on the matter saying:
“RANGERS will be allocated 2088 tickets for the Scottish Cup quarter-final tie against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday, March 3.
In line with competition rules, Rangers requested a 20% allocation but Aberdeen insist that because of limitations imposed within their safety certificate they can only give 10% of Pittodrie’s capacity.”

Pittodrie safety certificate won’t allow higher away allocation

Rangers fans initially expressed their delight when the draw for the cup was made. But any dreams of twice as many fans taking over Pittodrie have been short lived. The issue concerns the placing of segregation fencing in Aberdeen’s South Stand.
There’s also no time to get a new safety certificate in place for the visit of Rangers on Sunday 3rd March. The Rangers request appears to fallen on deaf ears.

Rangers’ talisman Alfredo Morelos should be available for the crunch tie with Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers won the right to contest Aberdeen after thrashing Kilmarnock 5-0 at Ibrox in a fifth round replay. Alfredo Morelos had Rangers fans salivating after he knocked in four of those goals.
The Colombian striker will be once again available for the trip to Aberdeen in little over a week’s time.
He has been sent off in three of the Rangers’ four matches against the Dons this season, allbeit one of those was rescinded.