NEW SFA Chief Ian Maxwell hasn’t ruled out moving the Scottish Cup to an evening kick-off as the new Hampden supremo looks to shake up Scottish football.
When asked if it’s something the SFA would consider off the back of the English FA changing the FA Cup final kick off from the traditional 3 pm to 5:15 pm – Maxwell wouldn’t take it off the table.
“I’ll be honest with you, I don’t think anything is off the table,” said Maxwell.
“You would be daft to go into a negotiation with a position of ‘we don’t want, we don’t want, we don’t want’.
“Our commercial director Chris Rawlings and his guys have been working really hard upstairs over the summer on renewals on the deals that have lapsed,”
“They have been having a look at what we sell, how we sell and whether we can do things a bit differently. We hope to be in a position, whether it is a few weeks or a month, to say we have got a deal for the Scottish Cup.
A lot of fans would be upset to see the Scottish Cup final leave its traditional 3pm slot. In an era when there are less and less Saturday 3pm kickoffs – there is something sacred about the showpiece Cup final that shouldn’t be touched.
Would you be bothered if the Cup Final time moved?