Celtic fans have received a boost for next season as the Scottish Government and SFA signed off on plans to have 12,000 supporters in Hampden for the Euro 2020 opener between Scotland and the Czech Republic. The news means that the country is on track to having fans back in the grounds across the country for next season.
Celtic have suffered without having us in the ground and it will be a welcome boost to be able to return to the stadiums after over a year being locked out due to the pandemic. As reported by the BBC, Scotland will host 12,000 for the four games scheduled to take place at the National Stadium.
These games will likely act as test events for the opening of Celtic Park later in the summer but there is cause for optimism as the vaccine rollout continues. With more cases dropping, society is slowly opening up and with the news that Dominic McKay is beginning his job early, fans can hope that Eddie Howe will be announced shortly and that the grande rebuild is underway ahead of next season.
Celtic haven’t welcomed fans to Paradise since the 5-0 win over St Mirren back in March 2020 but it could look as if the stadium will host fans for the beginning of the new season as Celtic look to bounce back from this season.