RANGERS could theoretically appeal the decision by Kilmarnock to cut their ticket allocation in half for the final league game of the season, but HeraldSport understands that the SPFL board would be unlikely to rule in their favour if they do so.

The SPFL rulebook does not contain any minimum provision of away tickets that must be offered by home clubs to visiting supporters, stating only that 'a reasonable number' of away fans should be accommodated.

Under Rule I27 in the SPFL Rules and Regulations under Admission Prices, Admission to Grounds and Ticket Distribution, "The Home club must make provision for the admission of such reasonable number of visiting supporters at every home League Match and Play-Off Match as may be agreed in advance with the Visiting Club and, in the event of their being unable to agree such number not later than 14 days prior to the date of the League Match or Play-Off Match in question, the number of visiting supporters allowed shall be determined by the Board whose decision shall be final and binding."

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There have been no recent cases of clubs contesting the number of tickets they have been awarded at away grounds, despite the cutting of allocations at both Ibrox and then Celtic Park for matches involving the Old Firm from the start of this season.

If Rangers were to appeal in this instance after their usual allocation was halved, they would be unlikely to secure more than the 4000 tickets they are being offered, with this still being over 22% of Rugby Park's 17,889 capacity.

Meanwhile, the SPFL have revealed the key dates for this coming season, including details of the retention of the winter break.

All four divisions will kick off on the weekend of Saturday August 3, with the Premiership shutting down from Monday December 30 until Friday January 17.

The Betfred Cup will kick off in mid-July and the last 16 will again be played on a weekend to avoid clashing with UEFA competition dates.

Dates for next season’s Challenge Cup competition will be confirmed shortly while fixtures for the 2019/20 league season will be published in June.

Season 2019/20 key dates

Betfred Cup group stage

MD1 Weekend of July 13/14, 2019

MD2 Midweek of July 16/17, 2019

MD3 Weekend of July 20/21, 2019

MD4 Midweek of July 23/24, 2019

MD5 Weekend of July 27/28, 2019

Betfred Cup round 2

Weekend of August 17/18, 2019

Betfred Cup quarter-finals

Midweek of September 24-26, 2019

Betfred Cup semi-finals

Weekend of November 2/3, 2019

Betfred Cup final

Weekend of December 7/8, 2019

Ladbrokes SPFL (all divisions)

Fixture round 1: Saturday August 3, 2019

Fixture round 2: Saturday August 10, 2019

Ladbrokes Premiership winter break

Monday December 30, 2019 until Friday January 17, 2020

Ladbrokes Premiership ends

Weekend of May 16/17, 2020

Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final

Wednesday May 20 & Sunday May 24, 2020

Ladbrokes Championship, League 1 & League 2 ends

Saturday May 2, 2020

Ladbrokes Championship & League 1 play-off finals

Midweek of May 12/13 & weekend of May 16/17, 2020

Ladbrokes League 2 play-off final

Sunday May 10 & Saturday May 16, 2020