Celtic submit application to create second standing section inside Celtic Park

Celtic have made an application to Building Standards at Glasgow City Council  to create a second standing section inside Celtic Park.  

The application was lodged on Tuesday 13 February 2024 and relates to the south west corner of Celtic Park in the area occupied by the Bhoys Celtic ultras.

The description of works submitted by Celtic is as follows:  “Replace existing seats with safe-standing rail seating at the SW corner. Total number of seats = 455. The site address is listed as Celtic Park, 95 Kerrydale Street, Glasgow G40 3RE.

Under the category of ‘Decision date’ this is listed as ‘Not Available’ suggesting that no decision has yet been reached.

The Bhoys Celtic group moved from the back corner section of the upper North West stand to the south west corner in the lower stand and that was thought to be for safety considerations, with an assurance given that a standing section would be looked at.

Celtic seem to have done all they can by submitting the application with the matter now being with Building Standards at Glasgow City Council.

The Green Brigade had proposed an ambitious plan to turn the lower Jock Stein stand into The Celtic End, creating a Green Wall behind the goal and linking both sets of ultras in an enraged standing section. Under the proposal that  would mean both Ultras groups moving there and the North Curve reverting to traditional seating.

However the idea, which wad trialled so successfully at two Celtic FC Women matches in May 2023, doesn’t look like it going to happen or at least not for the foreseeable future anyway.

And there is no news on Celtic upgrading the main stand at Celtic Park, which is badly needed and long overdue.

Here’s the proposal that Celtic has submitted to replace 455 seats with safe-standing rail seating for use by Bhoys Celtic. Hopefully a decision will be forthcoming shortly and work can be done in time for the new season getting underway in August.

Here’s the application made by Celtic to create replace existing seating with safe-standing rail seats.

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