spectator sport in scotland

2020 Dates for the Diary - Scotland

Sport in Scotland – September to October

22 September Covid-19 update: Plans for a phased return of a limited number of spectators at events from 5 October have been postponed by the Scottish government.  The situation is due to be reviewed again in mid-October.  In the meantime all events remain behind closed doors, where not already postponed or cancelled.   

See below for the latest spectator news, including any rescheduled dates.  

SEPTEMBER

⚽️ FOOTBALL ~ SPFL PREMIERSHIP ~  12 September onwards ~ Venues various MATCHES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE

A brand new Premiership season continues this month.  Celtic start as hot favourites to retain the title with Old Firm rivals Rangers their main rivals.  Hibernian and Aberdeen are among the front-runners chasing a European spot |  Tickets not currently on sale.  Stay tuned for updates. 

🎾 TENNIS ~ THE MURRAY TROPHY ~ 13-20 September ~ Scotstoun Leisure Centre POSTPONED

Event postponed to 2021 date to be confirmed.  ATP Challenger Tour tennis returns to Glasgow with the third staging of The Murray Trophy – Glasgow an indoor tournament taking place at Scotstoun Leisure Centre set to attract an international field of men’s stars competing for the 2020 title | 🎟️ Tickets not on sale.

🏇 HORSE RACING ~ AYR GOLD CUP FESTIVAL ~ 17-19 September ~ Ayr Racecourse BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Scotland’s biggest Flat racing festival takes place at Ayr Racecourse.  Three days of action featuring some of the leading jockeys and trainers in the country reaches a finale on the Saturday with the Ayr Gold Cup the centrepiece of the richest day in the Scottish flat season racing calendar | 🎟️ Tickets off sale.

SHINTY ~ CAMANACHD CUP FINAL ~ Saturday 19 September ~ Kingussie CANCELLED

Event cancelled.  The 2021 Final and 125th anniversary fixture is set to be the biggest staging of the event in its history and will take place at Kingussie on 18 September 2021 The final of the biggest prize in the sport of shinty takes place at The Dell, Kingussie.  Can Newtonmore claim another victory to make it five Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final wins in a row?  All roads lead to The Dell to find out | 🎟️ Early bird tickets for the 2021 final are on sale.

🏎️ MOTORSPORT ~  BRITISH RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ~  26-27 September ~ Knockhill Racing Circuit POSTPONED

British Rallycross returns to Knockhill to give fans a weekend treat courtesy of the 2020 Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy.  The 700bhp supercar rallycross action will attract plenty of household names including bike racing legend John McGuinness making his rallycross debut driving the Pat Doran Citreon C4 | 🎟️ Tickets are off sale. 

OCTOBER

🤼 WRESTLING ~ WWE LIVE ~ Wednesday 7 October ~ The SSE Hydro POSTPONED

Event posponed to a new date of 1 May 2021.  A unique blend of sport and entertainment combining in-ring action with a rock concert atmosphere WWE Live returns to The SSE Hydro for a night of family entertainment with a difference | 🎟️ Tickets for 2021 are on sale.

⛳️ GOLF ~ SCOTTISH OPEN ~ 8-11 October ~ The Renaissance Club ANTICIPATED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.  TICKET SALES ON HOLD

Event rescheduled from original date in July.  All tickets valid for new date.  Tickets sales on hold until further notice due to the current government coronavirus policy.  The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open returns to The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland and if it’s anything like last year golf fans are in for a treat.  In 2019 Austrian Bernd Wiesberger was crowned a Rolex Series Champion winning the Scottish Open in dramatic circumstances beating France’s Benjamin Hebert on a third sudden death hole.  Stand by for another world-class field competing inside the ropes, as well as a host of entertainment for spectators to enjoy outside the ropes | 🎟️ Tickets sales temporarily suspended.

⚽️ FOOTBALL. 

SCOTLAND v ISRAEL/SLOVAKIA/CZECH REPUBLIC ~ 8, 11 and 14 October ~ Hampden Park BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Scotland’s men face three matches in six days at Hampden Park starting with the crunch visit of Israel for their EURO 2020 Play-off semi-final.  That’s followed by a double-header of matches in the UEFA Nations League League B against Slovakia and Czech Republic on 11 and 14 October respectively | Tickets not available. 

SPFL ~ CHAMPIONSHIP, L1 & L2 ~  17 October onwards ~ Venues various MATCHES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE

A brand new season has lift-off across SPFL Championship, League One and League Two from 17 October |  Tickets not currently on sale.  Stay tuned for updates.

SCOTTISH WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE ~ SWPL 1/2 & Championship ~ 18 October onwards ~ Venues various MATCHES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE

The SWPL is back with a new season of League 1/2 action and Championship Leagues.  Can all-conquering Glasgow City retain the SWPL1 trophy for a 14th consecutive season?  It promises to be their biggest challenge so far with Celtic and Rangers just two teams who have significantly strengthened their squads during the lockdown break | Tickets not currently on sale.  Stay tuned for updates.

🏉 RUGBY UNION ~ SCOTLAND v FRANCE: WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS ~ Sunday 25 October ~ Scotstoun Stadium ANTICIPATED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.  TICKET SALES ON HOLD

The 2020 Women’s Six Nations is back with Scotland Women in home action this weekend against France before travelling to face Wales next weekend | Tickets not currently on sale.  Stay tuned for updates.

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