Uefa has given permission for a “limited number” of fans to attend the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.
It had seemed supporters would not be permitted for the 22 May game between St Johnstone and Hibernian, because the stadium comes under Uefa control from 14 May ahead of Euro 2020.
That is despite Scottish government rules allowing crowds of at least 500.
However, a waiver has now been granted, although it is unclear if any other obstacles need to be overcome.
It has also yet to be confirmed if the Scottish FA have – or will – request to have more than the standard 500 fans at the game.
From Monday, that number can attend outdoor events in Scotland, with organisers able to submit proposals for larger crowds.
Through that mechanism, it has been agreed that 12,000 fans will be in Hampden for Scotland’s Euro 2020 matches against the Czech Republic and Croatia at Hampden in June.
The Scottish FA asked Uefa to reconsider their earlier stance of wanting the game behind closed doors after Europe’s governing body, the UK government and the Football Association met to discuss hosting the Champions League final at Wembley in front of fans.
That was raised as a possibility for Wembley even though, by the time of the Champions League final on 29 May, Uefa would have taken charge of that venue for Euro 2020 too.
“Uefa has been able to find a solution with the Scottish FA to allow a limited number of spectators for the Scottish Cup Final,” said a spokesperson for the governing body.
Aberdeen also offered to host the showpiece occasion at Pittodrie, which has a capacity of just over 22,000 and hosted a test event in September where 300 fans attended the match with Kilmarnock.
Chairman Dave Cormack told BBC Scotland’s The Nine they would be happy to do so “if it was something that both teams and the Scottish FA wanted us to do”.
The Scottish FA said last month that no supporters would be inside the national stadium for the final.
It was claimed that the preparatory work for the Euros would prevent Hampden receiving a safety certificate from the local authorities.