Multiple Celtic Park changes on the way; new matchday area

By Dave Flanigan

July 21, 2022

Celtic Park is set for a number of updates ahead of the new season, including the replacement of the banners adorning the exterior stadium walls.

The banners were removed last month, leading to speculation about whether they would be replaced with new ones for the commencement of the new season.

The official Supporters Liaison Officer JP Taylor confirmed the news when asked by Twitter User @Brother_Celtic.

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The original banners were introduced in 2015, with additional images added season-on-season as Celtic enjoyed a trophy-laden few years.

The club have also confirmed that new stadium facilities will be available to supporters for the forthcoming season, with a new bar due to open in October in Celtic Park’s south-west corner.

The official club website confirmed that the new bar will be open to supporters on a first-come first-serve basis on matchdays, with a cafe facility available for non-match-days and stadium tours.

The club have also announced that beginning with Saturday’s friendly with Norwich, the lower Jock Stein west area will be open up to four hours before kickoff, with access to kiosk facilities and toilets, allowing supporters to gather and meet before home matches.

Another significant Celtic Park renovation

The stadium has seen significant renovations in recent years, with the opening of The Celtic Way, and the installation of a new lighting system in 2018.

These updates have turned Celtic Park into a ground befitting the standard of football the team have played in recent years, with the stadium’s general beautification reflecting the unprecedented success that the club have enjoyed.

The stadium also held the Rugby Union Guinness League Pro 14 Final in which Leinster beat Glasgow Warriors in 2019, setting the record attendance of 47,000 for a Pro 14 final, on the same day the club sealed a historic third successive domestic treble at Hampden Park.

Although UEFA regulations for qualifying stadiums are highly restrictive, it would ultimately be fantastic to see Celtic Park host a major football final down the line, be that any of UEFA’s annual international club competitions.

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