Celtic express disappointment as crowd number vs FC Midtjylland is confirmed

By John McGinley

July 16, 2021

There will be 9,000 supporters in attendance for Tuesday night’s game between Celtic and FC Midtjylland.

The club have confirmed the number in a statement this afternoon.

Celtic also expressed disappointment at the decision and confirmed they did push for a larger attendance.

The club said: “Following today’s meeting with the local Safety Advisory Group, we have been informed that around 9,000 supporters will be permitted access to Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg match against FC Midtjylland at Celtic Park.  

“Clearly, we have worked tirelessly in this area. We had pushed for many more fans to be given access. Of course we are disappointed that more supporters will not be able to attend.

“However, we really look forward to welcoming our fans for the match on Tuesday. As we do on Saturday when we meet Preston North End.

“We can assure our supporters we will be doing all we can to work closely with the relevant authorities and welcome our fans back in even greater numbers in the coming weeks.”

An explanation for Celtic crowd vs Midtjylland should be given

It would be welcome if the ‘local Safety Advisory Group’ explained their decision in more detail.

Celtic supporters deserve to know why other events, such as at Hampden and Murrayfield, have been given larger allowances in recent weeks.

Clearly, there will be a number of factors to consider. It could well be a travel or policing problem. However, given there’s a disparity, it would be good to have all the information.

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We know that Celtic will be pushing for ever-increasing numbers as the match schedule rolls on. We can only hope for more supporters over the new few weeks and months.

As it stands, 9,000 lucky people will be in attendance to roar on Ange Postecoglou and his Bhoys in a huge match.

In other news, why Celtic had been left waiting so long on this decision.