Disappointment as Glasgow Council permit just 9k for Tuesday’s European clash

Celtic fans have been left disappointed as Glasgow City Council have permitted just 9000 supporters into the ground on Tuesday night for the game against FC Midtjylland in The Champions League qualifiers. The club had asked for over double that figure but given Aberdeen received 25% of their capacity for their European game, there had been hopes that 15,000 would be welcomed back.

Although, the club announced the news that just 9,000 would be allowed in to watch Celtic take on the Danish side meaning that the supporters that faithfully paid their season ticket money will be balloted for the chance to return to Paradise.

Hopefully Celtic will be able to provide the reasoning behind this decision as Aberdeen were permitted 5,665 for their game. Yet Celtic Park, with a capacity just under three times the size of Pittodie, can have just 9k supporters in the stands. It is understandable that there should be a gradual approach but the disparity between some sports and others is galling. Glasgow will go to Level 0 on Monday but bizarrely, a bigger stadium with better infrastructure will have less supporters than Hampden did during the Level 2 days of the Euros.

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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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