AIRDRIE UNITED are the latest club to be hit by the fall-out of Rangers' expulsion from the SPL.
If, as is the case right now, the Ibrox team's descent to the basement remains in place, Airdrie are currently set to be promoted to the Irn-Bru First Division.
SportTimes understands that would lead to a significant hike in match-day ground fees, which may not be met by the likely increase in attendances caused by the step-up.
There may yet be another twist in the tale of the Gers saga, with SPL clubs meeting at Hampden today.
The speculation is that an SPL2 could yet be created to accommodate Rangers newco and avoid loss of TV revenue lifeblood, a vital first payment of £645,000 being to due each top-tier outfit on August 6.
Airdrie manager Jimmy Boyle has revealed that, while his plans for the new campaign are in limbo, the one thing he does know is that United will remain part-time, whichever league they compete in.
Boyle said: "Like all of Scottish football we are in limbo right now.
"I believe match-day rent is likely to increase but I could not put a figure on it, although obviously we would hope, to a certain extent, that would be offset by an increase in attendances.
"In that respect, with derbies against the likes of Falkirk and say Partick Thistle, I would like to think we would get a lift in gates in terms of visitors.
"Plus, we know how loyal the Airdrie United supporters are.
"What I do know is that, even if we do go up, we will stay part-time. I had discussed that matter prior to the play-offs with the chairman Jim Ballantyne."