Celtic confirm how many fans will attend next two home matches

By David Walton

July 21, 2021

Celtic have today confirmed how many supporters will be in attendance for our next two home matches

The Hoops will take on West Ham United this Saturday in our final pre-season warm-up match at Parkhead. Our next home match could either be against Dundee on August 7th or a European clash days beforehand.

And today, it’s been confirmed after a hearing with Glasgow City Council that 18,500 will be allowed into Parkhead for the game against David Moyes’ side. As for the second home match, an indicative number of 24,500 has been granted.

It comes after Celtic were given an allowance of 9,000 fans for last night’s UEFA Champions League clash against Midtjylland.

Hoops fans made their official return to Parkhead on Saturday however, with 2,000 watching on against Preston North End. This ended a 16-month wait for fans to enter Paradise once again.

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Details on the ticketing ballot for the West Ham game will be confirmed over the next 24 hours.

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Celtic Park to take further steps towards normality against West Ham

With Scotland moving into level zero restriction levels on July 19th, a gradual return to full capacity stadiums is currently in process.

As things stand, clubs will be allowed capacity crowds from August 9th. However, nothing seems set in stone, and you can easily see some amendments put in place to halt that from happening so soon.

Even so, there are definite steps towards normality being made. Clubs across Scotland are being granted bumper attendances for upcoming matches. Rangers will be allowed 17,000 in for their league opener against Livingston. Aberdeen, meanwhile, have been granted just under 6,000 for their Europa League qualifier against Hacken.

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These are all promising steps, and the improved attendances are big for the club. It’s a massive boost for supporters who have purchased season tickets. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before we can fill Celtic Park again.

Even just having 9,000 against Midtylland last night did wonders for the atmosphere. And now those figures will be bumped up again in the coming weeks.

We’re getting there folks!

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