Why Dundee and Aberdeen are trialling Saturday evening kick-off

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Aberdeen will host Dundee on Saturday at 18:00 BST.

After the international break, the Scottish Premiership resumes on Saturday. With one exception, all six matches start at 15:00 BST.

At the request of both sides, the clash between Dundee & Aberdeen was rescheduled for three hours.

A strange kick-off time in a Scottish game? Yes. Is this the beginning of a new trend in fashion? Well, perhaps.

Fans are always agitating to get more slots. Here's why they decided to try something different.

Aberdeen and Dundee hope that Dens Park's international coverage will be enhanced by the later kickoff.

Both clubs are strong allies of the United States. Dundee is owned by two Americans and Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack is located in the US.

Cormack has established a partnership with Pittodrie United. Season ticket holders get access to Atlanta United's television channel, RedTV.

Cormack previously spoke out about Aberdeen becoming "America's Scottish soccer team".

Dundee suggested six years ago that a match against Celtic be moved to the United States. This would have been the first time an international Scottish league match had ever been held.

Even though the move was not approved at the time of the decision, Dundee stated that they were still considering the possibility to play a game in the United States.

Aberdeen, who are keen to play Saturday night games, requested Hibernian to make a similar request two seasons ago. This request was denied by Easter Road.

Twitter was the club's explanation of their desire to try different approaches to attract more attention and attendance.

They added that the later kickoff time would allow for international broadcast.

Aberdeen and Dundee were two Premiership clubs that commissioned independent advisors to review the SPFL and determine "significant additional revenues in the benefit of everyone".

They have also engaged Deloitte, Hearts, and Dundee United to conduct the evaluation. This has been approved by the SPFL. Four of the five club owners were once based in the United States.