Mouthwatering Opening Day Fixtures

Last updated : 25 June 2014 By Queens MAD



SFA chief executive Stewart Regan eyed up the SPFL’s 
mouthwatering opening-day fixtures – then warned it still might not be enough to bring more cash into our game.

Regan is excited at the prospect of bigger crowds and high-profile matches in the top two tiers.

But with the SPFL yet to entice a lead sponsor Regan believes there is still a long way to go before Scottish football is back on its feet.

Fixtures for the new campaign were announced recently and on the 
Championship opening day Rangers take on Hearts at Ibrox with the Edinburgh derby the following week.

In the Premiership, 
Aberdeen face Dundee United while champions Celtic must wait a week to unfurl their flag – but will take on St Johnstone away in midweek.

announcement could be made next week about a restructure of the TV deal, allowing more Championship games to be screened.

But Regan said yesterday: “There will be very exciting games in the Championship next season. Attendances will probably be the highest ever in that second tier.

“But on the basis there’s no commercial partners coming into the league it’s clearly not as attractive as everyone would like.”