Aberdeen unhappy with League Cup semi-final scheduling and venue

first_imgAberdeen have expressed their displeasure over arrangements for next month’s Scottish League Cup semi-final against Greenock Morton.The Dons will face the Scottish Championship side at Hampden Park on Saturday, October 22, with kick-off scheduled for 12.15pm at the national stadium.A statement published by Aberdeen states the club’s opposition to both the scheduling and the venue of the final four tie.“Our stated preference was that the game took place at a more reasonable time on the Saturday at a venue that would ensure a capacity attendance,” the statement read.  “It is from an attendance perspective very regrettable that the game kicks off at 12.15pm which is a major disadvantage to our fantastic travelling support in particular for games such as these.”Aberdeen accept that Hampden Park was chosen as the venue for the match on the basis of the crowd the club will bring, but went on to detail the “very negative impact” the arrangements will have on the fixture.“We accept that the majority of our supporters would have had to travel for at least a couple of hours to attend this fixture at any suitable venue,” it continued, “but are disappointed as we feel that this outcome has a very negative impact on what should be a great day out and experience for all supporters.”last_img read more