Celtic have announced ticket details for the home game against Copenhagen on February 27th, with season ticket holders expected to pay £37 for a match ticket.
Neil Lennon’s men will take on the Danish champions in the Europa League round of 32 in February, with the second leg of the tie played in Glasgow.
Celtic Park was sold out for all three of our group stage wins and the same is expected to be the case against Stale Solbakken’s side, although many supporters are disgruntled at having to pay so much for a ticket.
As is often the case, they took to social media to vent their frustration at the club’s pricing policy.
37 quid, Pistol Pete is getting bold now. This better mean Wanyama is coming home
— Republican Griffiths (@petmorr67) December 20, 2019
A £13 increase, should be ashamed of yourselves, Tory behaviour
— Declan Doak (@ddoak93) December 20, 2019
Does the price of £37 also include a ticket for the away leg? HH
— Pat Farrell (@patmanfarrell) December 20, 2019
A 50% hike on the price of a group stage game,that's ridiculous.
— jokeybhoy (@Jokeybhoy) December 20, 2019
Yous are the biggest lot a wind up merchants I've seen in my puff.
13 quid more to watch us play copenhagen than it was Lazio 🤣
— Jay (@87_armstrong) December 20, 2019
I'm not looking forward to the price of a Semi Final ticket
— Brian Feighan 👦👧👶🐕🍋🍀 (@Bani_Ha_Fringe) December 20, 2019
Wow, absolutely shafted by these prices 😅
— Celtic_CW (@I_C_Celtic) December 20, 2019
Wow…….that’s pretty incredible pricing 😱
— Linda cunningham (@DouneLinda) December 20, 2019
Celtic Park is still likely to be sold-out for Copenhagen clash despite ticket prices
So supporters don’t seem overly happy about having to fork out £37 on top of all their other costs to see a last 32 match. It’s easy to see where they’re coming from. This season has already been an expensive one with numerous European qualifiers, a Europa League package (which was well priced) and two trips to Hampden.
In the club’s defence, they could argue that they are just reflecting demand with their pricing. Celtic Park is still almost certain to sell-out for the fixture so they may say that the pricing is fair.
It just sets an intriguing tone for future rounds of the competition, if we get there. If the club are charging £37 for a last 32 clash, can you imagine how expensive the latter stages may be.
One final point worth noting is that concessions will be available for a cheaper £24 while under 13s can get in for £20. Fans will also have until January 31st to stump up the money, meaning that there are a couple of paydays between now and then.