Celtic should demand more than the 50-50 split for December’s League Cup final against Aberdeen.
The current holders sold out around 30,000 of their allocation for the semi-final at Murrayfield against Hearts.
Whereas last season’s finalists Aberdeen barely sold their tickets for their Hampden tie against Rangers.
All clubs in semi-finals and finals are offered half and half and whatever isn’t sold goes back to the SPFL.
Celtic must call for this to be changed for the upcoming final as it would mean less fans would see the final than saw the semi.
Track record shows Celtic should have more
The club should use the point that we far outsold December’s opponents who huffed and puffed about kick off times.
The kick off time against Rangers was reasonable yet only 11,000 fans made the journey south.
The Dons’ pre match fan display even touched on their lesser numbers than their Glasgow counterparts.
Aberdeen should be allocated the same amount of tickets for the final.
Furthermore, the kick off time for the final will be earlier than the semi – an apparent problem for the Dons.
Bluster about trains arriving late and lack of busses will be more prevalent than Sunday.
Celtic consistently sell out their tickets at Hampden without any problem like they did at Murrayfield.
The final will look like the spectacle it should be
Since Brendan Rodgers took over, Celtic are undefeated at Hampden and are on for seven cups in a row.
If we are given more than the 50-50 split, the fans will sell out by far with a lot still being kept out.
Celtic already had to bend over for the whole Murrayfield fiasco and it’s time we were rewarded.
Aberdeen may go on to embarrass themselves more if they don’t sell out their half split again.
With a full stadium, the cup final looks like more of an event and will be beamed around the world.
It will look much better having the stadium full for a cup final rather than big gaps.