Som­er­set OK if Ayr pro­moted

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Mail Sport -

Som­er­set Park is set to be g iven the Premier­ship all- clear if Ayr United gain pro­mo­tion to the top flight.

Ian McCal l ’ s men are clear at the top of the Cham­pi­onship af­ter their 5- 0 vic­tory over Dundee United at Tan­nadice on Fri­day night.

Ques­tions have been raised as to whether Som­er­set – which is 130 years old this year – would meet cri­te­ria set by SPFL chiefs for the top league.

But af­ter sev­eral sta­dia stip­u­la­tions were scrapped in 2013 fol­low­ing the SPL and SFL merger, United’s ground, with 1500 seats, should get the green light if Ayr go up.

Cur­rently, there are no re­stric­tions on stand­ing ar­eas in the SPFL rules , with Som­er­set able to house around 10,000 fans at ca­pac­ity.

MailS­port un­der­stands that if Ayr be­lieve they may re­quire any waivers or ex­emp­tions they have un­til March 31 to let league chiefs know.

Clubs must sim­ply meet the var­i­ous con­di­tions to gain an SFL ‘Bronze Stan­dard’ li­cence cov­er­ing in­fra­struc­ture such as f lood­lights and dis­abled fa­cil­i­ties.

But as it stands right now, Ayr cur­rently meet the Bronze stan­dard stip­u­la­tions.

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