THE Scottish Premiership will return on August 1 with fans able to buy virtual season tickets to live stream games from home.
Football chiefs in Scotland cancelled the rest of this current season – handing Celtic the title.
They will start the 2020/21 campaign in under nine weeks’ time.
Fans will be completely banned from attending matches.
But they will be able to buy special season tickets to watch their team’s matches on TV.
A deal has been struck with Sky Sports so fans can purchase all the home games and stream them live in their own homes.
The SPFL has reached a £1.5million compromise settlement with he broadcaster over matches not shown this season due to the coronavirus.
That will be paid over five years.
Sky’s £160m five-year deal allows it to show 48 games each season, but all other matches can be streamed by clubs.
Every team will be able to sell a package to season-ticket holders enabling them to watch home games.
Sky Sports or the SPFL have not disclosed whether individual matches can be purchased but the system could work under the same principles of the Now TV daily or monthly packages that can be bought.
But when social distancing measure end, fans should be able to attend matches.
SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “This is an innovative and pragmatic solution to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and I’m grateful for the flexibility shown by our clubs and by Sky Sports.
“This agreement means that any liability for games not delivered during season 2019-20 has now been settled, on terms that reflect Sky’s status as a committed partner and supporter of Scottish football.”
The Scottish Football Association will lift football’s suspension on 11 June, allowing clubs to resume non-contact group training.