Hearts will ask league chiefs to call off Sunday’s clash with Partick Thistle if the Tynecastle main stand is still not ready.
On Monday it emerged the club have yet to receive clearance from Edinburgh City Council as the finishing touches are put to the £14million redevelopment.
The Hearts hierarchy remain hopeful work will be done in time and a safety certificate passed ahead of the game.
But if it isn’t the Jambos will ask the SPFL for a postponement. It would be the latest setback for the ground, with the club also mocked for a restricted view in a part of the new stand that doesn’t let fans see one of the goals.
Tynecastle was originally due to open its doors again in September but was delayed until November 5. However, the stadium was still not ready and another delay was announced.
The game might not go ahead, though, and it’s understood the SPFL and Thistle have been briefed.
Murrayfield no longer remains an option due to Scotland’s Autumn Tests.