Celtic announce that Betfred Cup tie will be available free of charge to season ticket holders

By John Reid

November 19, 2020

Celtic have announced that season ticket holders will be able to watch next week’s Betfred Cup tie against Ross County for free.

The club’s website disclosed that fans with season tickets will be able to watch the game thanks to a free weekend pass to the Premier Sports Player. The website goes on to reveal that the club has made a ‘significant investment’ to ensure that the game will be available for those who have a season ticket.

Interestingly, for those Celtic fans who don’t have season tickets, the game will be available to watch on Premier Sports next Sunday, but of course those fans will be charged to watch the match, as a subscription is needed.

Good move by the board

However, this is a good move by the Celtic board. The Hoops season ticket holders have supported the club magnificently during the current pandemic. The fans have bought record numbers of season tickets, and they deserve to be recognised. It is also good news for season ticket holders who don’t have a subscription to Premier Sports. Now those fans won’t miss out on the game.

This happened once before this season when the match against Sarajevo was shown live on Celtic TV. Of course, all of Celtic’s home league games have been available to season ticket holders as well on the Pass To Paradise scheme.

Club is aiming to provide additional value

Interestingly, the aforementioned statement on the Celtic website does once more lament the absence of fans from Celtic Park, but that the club are aiming to provide additional value and access to fans.

The Betfred Cup at Celtic Park / (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Celtic have often made the first Betfred Cup game a ‘freebie’ for season ticket holders, and it is good to see that has not changed this season, even though many things have in football.

Credit must be given to Celtic for trying to make the most of a trying situation. The fact that the club have spent a ‘significant’ amount of money on making sure that the game is free for season ticket holders is worth praising.

In other news, 23 advertising locations will promote a Celtic charity cause.