Ross County to trial increased Celtic allocation after empty seats on Saturday

Ross County should be applauded today for taking action to increase the away ticket allocation ahead of the next visit from Celtic at the end of the month in the Premier Sports League Cup tie.

Despite the Highlands club maximising the seating available for their own support for their first home match of the season on Saturday for the visit of the Scottish Champions Celtic, there were large number of empty seats, including some entire sections as we highlighted here on The Celtic Star.

Now having given their own support the chance to fill Victoria Park at the weekend, the Highland club have altered course and are going to adopt the Livingston FC model of maximising capacity within their stadium for the midweek cup tie on Wednesday 31 August.

Unlike Saturday’s match in Dingwall, this cup tie will be shown live on Premier Sports. And another notable point from today’s news coming out of the club is that Ross County have set the ticket price for the cup tie at £20, which is maybe something designed to get their own fans top attend given this one is live on television.

The Celtic supporters will be there in numbers and will make the Highland stadium much more of a decent spectacle for the watching television audience as fans rather than empty seats is a much better look for the Scottish game.  So well done to Ross County.

In a statement on their official website Ross County provide the update on allocation and ticket prices for the cup tie against Celtic at the end of the month.

Ahead of our Premier Sports Cup last 16 tie with Celtic on 31st August, we would like to share the following information:

For this match, tickets for Ross County supporters will be available in the West & Jailend stands, with the entirety of the North and East Stands being allocated to away fans.

With a low uptake on home section match tickets for our fixture with Celtic last weekend, we have taken the decision to trial this allocation for the upcoming cup match. There were significant gaps across the home sections and having seen the success of other Premiership clubs in operating this kind of allocation we are keen to maximise the capacity of the stadium for this game.

As this is a Premier Sports Cup match, season tickets are not valid, however we will run a priority sales period for season ticket holders to secure tickets for the game prior to tickets going on general sale (see information below).

We have had significant dialogue with the relevant safety authorities who have given us their support in trailing this format for the match on the 31st August- that support being on the back of a successful matchday operation last Saturday against Celtic.

All away end tickets must be purchased through Celtic FC.

We will continue to take the same measures to prevent Celtic fans gaining access to home seats that worked successfully last weekend.


Adults: £20
Concessions: £12
Under 18s: £5

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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