Aberdeen have expressed dismay at the SPFL’s decision for an early kick-off at Hampden.
The Dons face a 150-mile trip for a 12.15pm start in their Betfred Cup semi-final with Morton on October 22.
And in a statement, Aberdeen expressed disappointment fans have not considered in the decision.
The club believe the kick-off time could have a “very negative impact” on attendance at the 52,000-seater stadium.
In the statement, Aberdeen called the decision to start the match at 12.15pm “very regrettable”.
And they confirmed they had sought a later kick-off to make it easier for Dons fans to travel down to Glasgow.
By contrast, Morton have just a 25-mile journey to Hampden.
And the other semi-final between Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic will take place at 2.15pm the following day.
The semi-final announcement yesterday came just hours after the SPFL confirmed four Aberdeen league games had been moved, including all three festive fixtures.
club statement regarding Betfred Cup semi final | https://t.co/hrEcgK4Rjp
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) September 24, 2016