Celtic yesterday announced that a licence for the sale of alcohol in the West Stand Concourse has been granted. So for tomorrow’s game against Kilmarnock alcohol will be sold from 11 am till 1 pm to fans looking to enjoy a pre-match pint, as kick-off will take place at 3pm.
Valid ticketholders will be able to enter the area via Gate WS57/58 and buy alcohol from 11 am. However, as kick-off draws closer, the area will be cleared at 1 pm, meaning that fans will have to re-enter the stadium via the turnstiles from 1.30 pm onwards.
Celtic have posted a picture of two Celtic fans showing off their pints in Paradise as this new drinks licence comes into effect starting at 11am tomorrow. The club stated on the official website:
“With kiosks open, seating areas available and live football on screen, we are pleased to further enhance our pre-match offering to supporters with the addition of a licenced area ahead of Saturday’s match. Please be aware that our concourses are cashless facilities, with only contactless payment methods accepted.”
Drink has been banned at Scottish Football grounds – other than in hospitality areas – since the 1980 Scottish Cup Final riot after Celtic beat Rangers 1-0 at Hampden.
🍻 Ahead of #CELKIL, the Club are pleased to confirm that a licence has been granted for the sale of alcohol in the West Stand Concourse from 11am until 1pm, with the area open for supporters looking to arrive early on matchday and enjoy the build-up to kick-off.
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 5, 2023