Celtic Park could be around half full for Thursday’s Europa League clash against AIK with ticket uplifts seemingly slow.

The club issued an update to supporters on Tuesday morning, telling them that tickets for the match were now on general sale. That’s after they had been offered first to season ticket holders late last week.

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And it doesn’t seem like anyone will have too much trouble obtaining tickets for the encounter against the Swedish champions. The club’s official e-Ticketing website shows Celtic Park with vast swathes of seats still to be reserved.

In fact, rather worryingly, fans are unable to purchase tickets in parts of the upper tier. That’s likely because they club have not yet opened those sections. With just days to go until the fixture and so many tickets still to be bought, there will be real fears that the stadium could be less than half full.

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Celtic Park won’t be too intimidating for AIK

The mood around the club is so poisonous at present that many fans will choose to stay away from Thursday’s match. The Champions League failure and lack of investment so far this summer has many supporters miffed and they will decide not to give the club anymore money.

 

Fans are rightly frustrated with the hierarchy and management team following the Cluj debacle and the laboured weekend win over Dunfermline Athletic won’t have done much to lighten things.

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Parkhead could be around half full for the visit of AIK on Thursday but the players can’t let that affect their level of performance. The tie is extremely important to the club although it may not seem that way for many. It’s crucial that we guarantee some sort of European group stage football this season as that will give everyone something more to strive for in the coming months.

Qualification is not a want but a necessity.

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