Opinion: Celtic should receive 15k minimum for Tuesday as Aberdeen permitted 25% for Euro tie

Celtic are anxiously awaiting the decision from Glasgow City Council regarding the capacity for Celtic Park on Tuesday night. FC Midtjylland arrive in a must-win Champions League clash but it remains unclear with just a few days remaining how many fans will be in attendance. Celtic are believed to have asked for 18,000 more than the 2k minimum that Nicola Sturgeon outlined earlier in the week but no decision has been communicated yet.

However, in the North East, Aberdeen have been told that they can welcome 5,665 fans to Pittodrie for their game against BK Hacken in the European Conference League. This figure works out at just over 25% of the capacity of Pittodrie and means that, if Glasgow City Council are looking to follow their lead, Celtic could receive 15,000 as a minimum.

A decision needs to be reached ASAP so that supporters can put in place the necessary plans to reach the ground in time given the new safety procedures that are in place. Celtic have been pushing for the safe return of fans but just 2000 will attend the pre-season friendly match versus Preston North End at the weekend.

Hopefully common sense prevails and football supporters are finally allowed to return to the grounds after over 16 months away.

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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.

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