Aberdeen v Rangers kick-off time changed after intervention by Sky

Broadcaster wants lunchtime start

Aberdeen v Rangers will now kick off at lunchtime.
Aberdeen v Rangers will now kick off at lunchtime.

The match between Aberdeen and Rangers on the opening day of the season will now kick off at lunchtime.

After a request from Sky Sports, the game on 1 August will start at 12.30pm. It will be the first match of the 2020-21 campaign.

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The game was originally scheduled to kick off at 5.30pm.

Sky Sports has the exclusive live broadcast rights to the Scottish Premiership.

The FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea is also due to take place on 1 August and is expected to kick off at 4.30pm.

The new time for Aberdeen v Rangers avoids a clash.

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