Bodo/Glimt want clarification on Celtic ticket situation for 2nd leg this week

By David Walton

January 9, 2022

Bodo/Glimt are finally hoping for some clarity on the situation involving spectators in Norway this week.

The Hoops are due to travel to the Aspmyra Stadion in Norway next month in what will be a massive second-leg Europa Conference League encounter.

However, as things stand, there are currently restrictions in the country with regards to how many fans can attend stadiums. It remains to be seen if Celtic fans will even be allowed in attendance.

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And speaking on their official website, the Norwegian club has said the following on the ticket situation as they provided an update:

“As you are probably aware, Norway currently has strict restrictions on the number of spectators who are allowed to participate in events. There will be a press conference about the corona situation on 14 January – which may contain new information about how many spectators are allowed in the stadium, and under what conditions.

“To avoid confusion, and to try to provide as smooth an experience as we can, we will not announce any ticket sales until after the situation has been clarified on 14 January. There may be a need for further clarification from various governing bodies (eg UEFA, Bodø Municipality) after this press conference, so 14 January does not necessarily mark the start of ticket sales.

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“We also point out that if the authorities do not allow us to have full stands, then you as a season ticket holder will be prioritized, but not guaranteed, the purchase of tickets for the match.”

Uncertainty crowds fans’ return for both legs between Celtic and Bodo/Glimt

Fair play to our Euro rivals for actually coming out and providing an update. It looks as though Friday will now be the date in which we hear something substantial on how many supporters can attend matches.

The same goes for when Bodo visit Celtic Park in the first leg on February 17th. As things stand, only 500 supporters can visit football grounds in Scotland. However, we would all expect that to be lifted well in advance of that particular date.

It remains to be seen if the same happens in Norway. And that in turn would have an effect on how many Celtic fans would be allowed to actually be in attendance too.

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Celtic will, of course, hope that Parkhead is absolutely rocking for our first leg clash. After all, it’s essential we take a healthy lead to Norway given the danger of opponent we’re up against.

Bodo/Glimt may have lost some big stars, but they’ll come to Glasgow with a point to prove and will be hunting a big win that would only bolster their reputation further. The advantage is with Celtic, but given we’re likely to face a red-hot atmosphere in Norway, we know how important taking a strong lead actually is.

So here’s hoping we can get the job done and in front of a full house too. Football without the fans is nothing after all.

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