Celtic have announced that fans can claim pro-rata season ticket refunds for the four games that were due to be played at Celtic Park in a 38-game league season, via the club’s official website this evening.
A statement said: “While many fans have already indicated that they would wish to keep these funds within the Club, we can announce that a refund to cover these matches will be available for supporters wishing to access this.
“Clearly, against the current economic backdrop we face, any investment which remains within the Club will be hugely welcome and vitally important to us as we aim to tackle the challenges ahead and ensure that the Club remains as strong as possible.
“Of course, it is important to stress that everyone at the Club fully understands and respects that every supporter will have their own personal circumstances and may not be able to keep this investment within the Club.”
In a separate Q+A, the club confirmed pro-rata refunds have been calculated based on the applicable season ticket price and the proportion of Season Ticket matches which will not now be completed, i.e.
- Full Season Tickets – pro-rata refund based on 4 home matches not completed out of 21
- Special Season Tickets – pro-rata refund based on 3 home matches not completed out of 19
- Concession Opt Out Season Tickets – pro-rata refund based on 3 home matches not completed out of 19
- Concession Opt In Season Tickets – £30 plus cost of pro-rata refund of 3 home matches not completed out of 19.
You can find more information and the relevant forms at this link: http://www.celticfc.net/refunds
It all means that supporters who are suffering financially right now can expect to receive part refunds on their season tickets by mid-June, which is a pretty good effort from the club all things considered, taking into account the admin turnaround.
Those who are able and willing to keep their cash in the club will know that it’s all going towards the team shooting for a tenth successive league title next term.
This flexibility was needed from Celtic and it seems they were simply waiting on the season officially being called by the SPFL before updating supporters.
As we know, the club continues to sell season ticket renewals with a deadline of 30th June set for fans to make their 2020/21 commitment known.
With uncertainty currently surrounding next term hopefully supporters have a clearer idea of what that commitment entails in the coming weeks.