Celtic have sold at least 46,000 season tickets so far

By David Walton

June 29, 2021

Celtic appear to have sold around 46,000 season tickets so far for the 2021/22 campaign.

Last week, new CEO Dom McKay highlighted the “brilliant response” to season ticket sales for the campaign ahead [Celtic Website]. And it looks as though he wasn’t overegging it either.

On Celtic’s official e-ticketing platform, there are now no seats available for either the Main Stand or the North Stand Lower.

The available tickets remaining across both tiers appear to be rapidly running out too. At the time of writing, there are currently 493 available season tickets for the lower tier. For the upper? 1321 seats still remain. That’s a total of 1814 still remaining.

Granted, taking into account the premium seats in the north stand lower as well as the executive seats in the main stand, not all seats in both stands are available.

Areas 122 and 123, which separate the main stand from the Jock Stein stand, are also marked unavailable on the ticketing platform. It’s unclear whether these are even for sale at the moment.

Celtic generally put a limit of around 52k on their season ticket sales every year. Taking away the small number of seats still available combined with the uncertainty surrounding areas 122 and 123, it looks as though Celtic have sold at least 46k season tickets already.

Celtic will be absolutely ecstatic with season ticket response

Given where the club was before it appointed a manager, nobody could’ve seen this level of response. Many would’ve believed that what happened last season would’ve had a major effect on season ticket sales.

However, it appears as though the change in regime has changed. The vibrant appointment of Dom McKay as CEO and the refreshing nature of Ange Postecoglou as the new boss has turned the confidence around at Parkhead.

It would’ve been intriguing to see just how many season ticket sales there would’ve been had we still not appointed our new man. Even so, he’s in the door, and there’s a clear urge from supporters to see Celtic in action this season.

New CEO Dominic McKay at Celtic Park / (Credit – Celtic FC)

Much of this response could also have come from the fact that fans have been shut out from stadiums since March 2020. Supporters may have just been itching to return regardless of the scenario. Having a new regime to get behind has likely given them that extra boost.

But all eyes will now be on McKay. He’s got his season-ticket sales and he’s got a level of backing that will surely overwhelm him. It’s now down to the new CEO to repay those supporters by reinvesting in the team.

He’s already promised to more or less do just that. Let’s hope he backs it up with action.