Hearts say game with Motherwell will go ahead at Tynecastle this weekend
By Stephen Couse
Last Updated: 07/12/17 5:16pm
Hearts have confirmed that the home game against Motherwell will go ahead this weekend after a "satisfactory meeting" attended by all parties.
The club have held three matches at Tynecastle since their new main stand opened but have encountered a number of problems. These have included delays due to fire alarms and problems with the floodlights after issues with the electricity supply.
Police Scotland had raised concerns about the security of the ground after sending a letter to Edinburgh City Council about the issues surrounding the first three games at the stadium since it reopened.
The opening was only confirmed on the morning of the Partick Thistle match on November 17, after the club secured a safety certificate the night before the game.
Hearts released a statement saying: "Heart of Midlothian Football Club can confirm that it was contacted by Edinburgh City Council with regards to a letter sent to them by Police Scotland.
"The letter expressed some concerns regarding general security following a number of unrelated incidents at the first three games held at Tynecastle Park.
"Following a satisfactory outcome to a meeting held today at the stadium, attended by all parties, the club is looking forward to welcoming Motherwell Football Club to Tynecastle Park this Saturday."
A spokesman for the Scottish Premier Football League (SPFL) said: "We have been in contact with Hearts, who are already liaising with Police Scotland and Edinburgh City Council regarding this issue.
"Hearts have undertaken to keep us up to date with developments and we will continue to monitor the situation closely."
Police Scotland Chief Superintendent Kenny MacDonald, added: "The safety of the public attending sporting events is paramount and there are robust processes in place by football clubs, the Police and the Local Authority and other partners to ensure safety is our number one priority.
"We continue to work with all relevant partners to ensure that any future events are safe for the public to attend."
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