Celtic have announced that there are 10,000 people on the club’s season ticket waiting list.

Since Brendan Rodgers took over, the club have had to implement a waiting list.

The Irishman is gone but as the Hoops are eyeing nine and ten-in-a-row, it doesn’t matter who is in charge.

Surely now is the perfect time for an increase to capacity at Parkhead with thousands left out?

Celtic locking out thousands of fans

Over the last couple of days, the number of Hoops fans going to games is putting them amongst Europe’s best.

Hoops have 10,000 season ticket holders in the waiting. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

They had the second best attendance in the Europa League this season – a massive feat.

Now, the club have announced the season ticket waiting list has hit 10,000 supporters.

Current holders have until 10th May to renew their books before those on the list are asked to come forward.

With the numbers of fans against Rangers increased, a lot more season ticket holders are going through the doors.

 

Despite this, thousands of fans are still being kept out though critics will say some present holders only show up for ‘big matches’ against Rangers and Aberdeen.

Stand will need to change for capacity increase. (Photo by Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

There have been calls in the past, but surely now is the best time for Celtic Park to get bigger.

Larger Celtic Park opens up options

If there are critics of Parkhead, then the number one problem for some is the main stand.

It’s the older and lower stand which does look out of place compared to the other three.

However, it is arguably the most important as it is the oldest and where most of the media work and corporate suites and offices are.

New Hearts stand being built. (Photo by Christian Cooksey/Getty Images)

A change would require a temporary shift until it is complete, however, Tynecastle had a similar issue but they were able to keep the stand open.

By making the stadium symmetrical and bigger, it opens up greater opportunities for the club.

A proper trophy room can be built as can UEFA accepted press facilities which the club don’t have.

Not only that, more fans can get through the door and add to the noise on huge European nights.

The club are focusing on the outside of Parkhead with a hotel and museum set to be constructed, but more fans would prefer work on the inside of the ground.

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