Celtic provide significant update for season ticket holders

By Euan Davidson

June 15, 2021

With every season ticket announcement, the excitement of getting back to Celtic Park feels ever closer.

The match-day atmosphere, the songs, our pals, the walk down the Gallowgate, all of it. We miss it desperately, and being able to return to our Saturday afternoon rituals can’t come soon enough.

Clearly, the club feel the same way. Today, Celtic announced an update for season ticket holders. Reduced capacity will be enforced for the first few months of the season, at least. But that doesn’t mean supporters are locked out en masse. The club have launched My Celtic Matchday [Celtic FC], a service for supporters with season tickets to make themselves available to watch games at Paradise.

In a statement, the club said [Celtic FC]:

“Supporters who wish to attend reduced capacity matches must register for My Celtic Matchday, which will help us to understand the desired requirements for each Season Ticket holder.

“Fans can register individually or in groups of up to six people, adhering to current social distancing protocols, and all members of each group must have renewed their Season Ticket for the forthcoming season.

“The deadline to renew your Season Ticket is 5pm on Friday, 25 June 2021, and there will be NO extended deadline this year. This will give us enough time to gather you and your group of family and friends’ seating requirements, and to prepare for your safe return to Celtic Park. We can’t wait to welcome you back home to Paradise.

“Tickets for reduced capacity matches will be allocated in a ballot which fans must opt-into via My Celtic Matchday.”

Are Celtic supporters, specifically season ticket holders, getting closer to Paradise?

It’s welcome news, albeit, it sounds a little convoluted. Hopefully, everyone will be able to get to grips with the system. Ideally, fans will be able to attend matches as soon as possible.

With the fixture list being announced today [Sky Sports], and crowds visible at Euro 2020, Celtic fans have of course looked to the club for information. If there wasn’t a clamour to get back to Paradise before, hearing the noise of fans at this summer’s international matches will have whetted the appetite further.

A sea of green and white / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

We already can’t wait. With a new manager, new players and brand new objectives, it’ll be important to get behind the Bhoys. Before too long, we’ll be at a packed out Celtic Park.

Until then, this is a good idea to gauge interest and maintain social distancing protocols. However, there is a slight wrinkle. With so many supporters uncertain of the immediate future at Celtic, the lack of a deadline extension is a slight issue.

While the manager situation is resolved, at long last, there’s still no Director of Football. Edouard and Ajer are likely to leave, and their replacements are yet to be brought in. Will there be enough to attract fans back to Paradise?

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