Celtic have today announced that a massive 17,000 people are waiting to snap up season tickets after the renewal deadline next week, issuing a statement on the official club website.
Current season ticket holders have until 5pm on Tuesday 7th July to confirm their seat for next season.
There have been concerns about the value proposition of the coming campaign’s tickets because there is no current guarantee of when fans will be able to actually attend matches due to the ongoing pandemic.
Because of the current situation, it’s more understandable than ever that football tickets might not be anyone’s priority, especially if they may not be allowed to into Paradise.
However, it seems that there’ll be plenty of eager supporters ready to step in and purchase tickets if others are unable or aren’t keen on committing their cash.
The 17,000 people currently on the list will get the opportunity after the deadline passes in order of when they signed up to the waiting list scheme.
In order to join that list, fans have to pay £10, though that is offset against the price of the season ticket when it’s time to purchase.
It’s a massive number and should ensure, even if renewals have been slower than normal, that Celtic get close to the usual number of season tickets sold despite the pandemic.
That could be huge for our planning over the next 12 months and might even allow Neil Lennon to bring in a higher calibre of player than we might have, had sales been sluggish.
It seems that, despite financial pressure, supporters are backing the club in a big way ahead of our push towards ten-in-a-row.
Hopefully the club reward that with ambition.