ABERDEEN are poised to demand half of Hampden for their Scottish Cup Final against Celtic on May 27.
The Dons will make their case to the SFA for a 50/50 split of tickets, with the club expecting to bring more than 20,000 fans to travel and support them next month.
There is set to be a stampede for the showpiece confrontation with Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops targeting a treble and the Pittodrie outfit aiming to lift the trophy for the first time in 27 years.
Aberdeen want an even allocation, despite taking just 12,000 to their 3-2 semi-final win over Hibs on Saturday.
The club insist the 12.15pm kick-off was a major reason for failing to sell more briefs, with transport restrictions limiting the travelling contingent.
Celtic fans will point out that the Dons demanded and got 50% of the tickets for the Betfred League Cup Final last November but were unable to sell out their allocation, leaving an near empty section behind the goal at the Mount Florida end.
A sensible compromise would be for the SFA to hold back the section nearest the Celtic support an if Aberdeen do sell out 50% of the stadium, dandy. If however their ticket sales are similar to the League Cup Final, which Celtic won 3-0, then this section can be released to Celtic supporters, ensuring that the showpiece Scottish Cup Final is played in-front of a capacity crowd.