Contrary to reports in the media this morning, St Mirren Football Club can confirm that Saturday’s match against Hibernian will not be used as a pilot event for supporters return to football due to new lockdown restrictions in Renfrewshire.
The club submitted detailed plans on the safe return of fans to the SPFL, SFA and Scottish Government last week. Whilst these were provisionally approved and would have seen us host 300 fans at St Mirren Park on Saturday, the new measures have meant this is no longer possible.
Whilst it is disappointing following the hard work the club had put in to be selected as a pilot event, we fully appreciate that the health and safety of the public is of paramount importance.
We would like to thank the SPFL, SFA and Scottish Government for considering us for a pilot event and look forward to having the opportunity to host supporters at St Mirren Park when it is deemed safe to do so.