Somerset OK if Ayr promoted
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.