Celtic fans will make emotional return to Seville after Betis ticket update
Celtic fans will be returning to Seville after Real Betis allowed an allocation of away fans to attend next week’s Europa League clash.
The club announced within the hour that the La Liga side had offered tickets to Celtic.
For some supporters, it’ll be the first Celtic trip to Seville since 2003. If you needed reminding, some 80,000 Bhoys supporters made their way to see Celtic take on Porto on a sweltering night in Andalusia.
Their exemplary conduct led to the club receiving a FIFA award [Herald].
The club announced tonight [Celtic FC]:
“Celtic Football Club announced this evening, we have been informed that we will receive an allocation of tickets for the forthcoming Europa League match in Seville against Real Betis, on Thursday, September 16, 2021.
“Due to the short turn-around time which we must deal with and the local Covid protocol requirements, we are presently establishing the most appropriate process for allocating tickets to those fans intending to attend the match.
“Further information will follow through the Club website.
“Given the ongoing travel logistics, the Club will not be providing any fan charters for this match and naturally encourage any supporters wishing to attend the match that they comply with all UK and Spanish Covid-19 requirements.
“The Club will provide further information as soon as possible.”
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Logistically, this could be a bit of a nightmare. With the short notice involved, and the Covid-19 restrictions, this might be a tall order for many.
However, if you throw a party, Celtic fans are going to be there. And, whether they know it or not, Betis have done just that for Celtic.
Returning to Andalusia for the first time in 18 years, it’ll be an emotional journey for those who make it. Of course, the stakes are different, but it’s a massive game nonetheless.
With the Bhoys taking on Ferencvaros, Bayer Leverkusen and the aforementioned Betis, it’s a tough road for the club. However, there are winnable matches there.
A positive result against our Green and White amigos would be just the thing to kick the group off in style.