Scottish Footballing Authorities confirmed that the ‘red zones’ at games would be removed, meaning that away fans can be permitted to return to Celtic Park. St Mirren were the last domestic visitors back in March 2020 but the Europa League defeat to Bayer Leverkusen featured a number of visitors from Germany.
Scottish football returning to normal with the scrapping of mandatory matchday red zones by the Joint Response Group.
Clubs will now be permitted to relax rules on away fans, hospitality areas, training grounds and travel based on their own risk assessments.
— stephen.mcgowan (@mcgowan_stephen) October 5, 2021
Tickets for away match v. Motherwell on 16th October are now on sale to eligible STH.
We have received a reduced allocation for this match.
— celticfctickets (@CelticFCTickets) October 4, 2021
Celtic face Motherwell on Saturday 16th of October and this news could potentially mean that the allocation, which is believed to have been significantly reduced, could be reinstated. The red zone was situated near the tunnel in the Main Stand at Celtic Park and this would likely have been the same at Fir Park, meaning that the home side would have moved their own Season Ticket holders to accommodate teams. Although, as Celtic will be the first team to command a full allocation in both the South Stand Upper and Lower, the hosts may move to accommodate as many visiting supporters as is possible.
It would be a boost for away supporters after missing out on travels for months whilst providing Motherwell with a ready source of income. We should expect to see an update in the next few days as to whether the South Lanarkshire side will offer more briefs to Celtic Park.