Celtic Park set for kick-off rarity, but more pleasing news is coming for supporters
You may have noticed, but Celtic are playing at 3pm on a Saturday this weekend.
When Steven Hammell’s Motherwell visit the east end of Glasgow tomorrow afternoon, it will be the first time a competitive fixture has taken place at that exact time at Celtic Park since early April.
St. Johnstone were the visitors to Glasgow that day, as six different scorers sealed a stunning 7-0 win.
A combination of factors have meant that we haven’t had a competitive Saturday 3pm kick-off in Glasgow since. They have become a real rarity.
In the near six months since the Saints rout, we’ve played early Saturday kick-offs and later Sunday ones.
However, if you’re a fan of football being played at its much traditional time, then the news is good going forward.
After taking on Motherwell tomorrow, we will host Hibernian exactly a fortnight later, while our following two league home games – against Dundee United and Ross County – are also scheduled for a Saturday at 3pm.
Those later two could be moved for television coverage, but that seems a long shot right now.
So pleasing news for Celtic season ticket holders. Let’s pack the ground tomorrow and get right behind the team.