Safe-standing areas are unlikely to be introduced at Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the near future, according to the Highland club.
The Scottish Premier League revealed earlier this week that they will consider requests to pilot safe-standing areas after announcing a relaxation of their rules on standing following Monday's general meeting of all 12 clubs.
Caley Thistle executive chairman Kenny Cameron said: "I voted in favour of the principle of safe-standing pilot schemes so that any SPL club who wishes can bring one forward and was very conscious that this is something that fans all over Scotland have been calling for."
He added: "There is scope for discussion and debate on where this can be introduced but for major practical considerations and financial impact we could be some way off from introducing this to Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.
"Importantly, there is no change in the SPL criteria that all stadia must have 6,000 covered seats so that means safe-standing seats would, for instance, not replace the existing seats at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium but would be in addition to the covered seating we already have in place, though there is scope given the number of covered seats we have is in excess of 6,000 to introduce safe-standing in certain areas within the ground.
"Safe-standing seats cost in the region of £84 each to buy, as opposed to £30 for a normal seat, excluding the cost of reconfiguration of the concrete walkways to accommodate them. So it all adds up to a great deal of cash at a time when, like just about every SPL club, we face a challenging forward economic scenario."
Club chiefs will hold talks with police and supporters but, according to Cameron, the introduction of safe-standing is not a priority in a tough economic climate.
He told the club's website: "Preliminary research shows that the cost of this could be prohibitive as things stand at the moment but we are keeping an open mind on this initiative and will be discussing the options with the supporters, police and our safety team in the very near future.
"Conversion of an existing stadium is a formidable undertaking in the current climate. That's not to rule it off the agenda permanently. It is not a priority for our club, but we'll be happy to listen to all parties on the issue.
"It is important that fans appreciate the full facts. Safe-standing areas are an excellent innovation but not a practical proposition for us at present. As technology evolves, it may become one at some future point."