Celtic allocation for Tannadice is just 2905, so more empty seats like Dingwall and Kilmarnock

Celtic have confirmed that the ticket allocation for Celtic supporters for the visit to Tannadice to play Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday 28 August is just 2,905.

The match has a 12noon kick-off time and will be shown live on Sky Sports.Tannadice holds particularly sweet memories for Celtic fans and for Ange Postecoglou and his team because it was there back on the midweek visit on 11 May that the league title was won amid joyous celebrations firstly at Tannadice and then in the early hours of the morning back at Celtic Park where thousands of Celtic fans gathered to celebrate Celtic’s 10th title win in eleven seasons.

The qualifying criteria for tickets are detailed below. This week there has been much talk about the Scottish Premiership clubs seeking to maximise revenues coming into the game from commercial activities. That should include attempts to ensure that our stadiums are operating at maximum possible capacity and the as many supporters as possible get to see the matches.

That in turn increases the value of the Scottish Premiership both as a spectacle and also as a viable opportunity for brands and businesses to invest their marketing budgets in. With enhanced global interest in the Scottish game everything possible should be done to show the Scottish Premiership in the best possible way.

Empty seats are not the answer. Ross County made this mistake last weekend and to be fair to the Highland club it is not one they are going to make when Celtic return for the Premier Sports Cup tie on 31 August.

Dundee United tried the same thing last March in the Scottish Cup tie at Tannadice against Celtic and were left with loads of empty seats while their supply could have filled two stands and allowed a larger travelling support to provide a better spectacle and more revenue for the clubs.

Kilmarnock opted for the empty seats policy at the weekend and in all of these recent examples Celtic had no problem in winning the games anyway. The only game where it ended honours even was in that league clincher in May at Tannadice when the Celtic support was larger! Go figure…

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.


  1. Captain Sensible on

    Why the fuck should teams move their own supporters to accommodate you?
    The supporters of these teams don’t want to be surrounded by IRA singing morons
    That is what your support sang all game at Kilmarnock
    I have Celtic season ticket holding pals who won’t go to your away games due to these clowns
    In Kilmarnock public drinking is banned but when it’s Celtic and Rangers in town, they even put bins out for their empties
    Add to that all the pissing in folks gardens, trashing of hedges and cars etc then it’s no wonder folk keep away
    Since Killie reduced the away allocation to one away Stand, the season tickets have gone up and more people bring kids to these games, including on Sunday when we had more supporters than Celtic
    I well remember the uproar when Celtic had to move one row of fans, for a Champions League game years ago to accommodate UEFA Officials
    You however think it’s acceptable for Killie and United to kick all season ticket holders out of a stand to suit you
    RUN ON

  2. Rob O’Keeffe on

    These clubs can sod off.They bleat about unfair competition then cost themselves money by not giving tickets,during an historic inflationary period,to fans who are willing to travel for hours for a lunchtime kickoff on a Sunday,paying hard earned cash because they love their Club.The home support,like their team,are a joke.

    • They’re just trying to look after their own supporters and the wider community. He’s, they could make a bit more money in the short term, but they all have to look after their reputation amongst local stakeholders too. Encouraging more drunken, intimidating and often sectarian behaviour is no way to do that. Take off your green and grey glasses and see the behaviour of the majority of your travelling support for what it is.