Celtic seem to be pulling out all the stops to boost the crowd for Wednesday night’s game against Nomme Kalju.
Neil Lennon’s side face the Estonian outfit in Champions League qualifying and will be keen to put the tie to bed before their trip to Tallinn next week.
But it may be a slightly trickier task for the Hoops players to get themselves up for the clash with Parkhead not set to be full. We told you on Tuesday how the stadium could only be 60-70% full following a slow uptake in ticket sales.
Now it seems that the club are worried too. They have announced that the match will be shown on Celtic TV – but only outside of the UK and Ireland.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) July 23, 2019
Will this boost the Celtic Park crowd?
That is a measure the club usually only take when they are worried about ticket sales. Restricting television access to the game means that the only way fans in Scotland will be able to watch the match is by buying a ticket.
It’s a clever move but one that probably isn’t likely to shift too many tickets.
It will be interesting to see what the crowd is at Celtic Park when the Estonians visit. It would be great if there were at least 45,000 inside the stadium but that does look a tall order at present.