Are Celtic set to change up their light show against Hibernian?

By David Walton

February 6, 2019

Celtic’s light show has certainly earned mixed reviews from supporters, but could we be in for something else tonight?

The Hoops have sent fans a teaser on their official Twitter account. Tweeting just hours before kick-off tonight, Celtic informed fans to be ready for something “a little bit different tonight”.

Probably best to be half-an-hour early

Fans haven’t been told a specific time to be in their seats before the game. But, for previous light shows, around 30 minutes before kick-off tends to be fine.

Celtic of course debuted their light show against RB Leipzig in their crunch Europa League clash back in November.

Since that night, however, the club have been finding more and more uses for their state-of-the-art lighting system. Whether it be shining a green spotlight on the players during the huddle, or flashing the lights over the supporters during goal celebrations – Celtic are getting use out of them.

But it’ll be interesting to see what else the club have in store tonight. It’s fair to say the original light-show wasn’t for everyone. The traditionalists may not like the idea of them being used at all in fairness.

Celtic’s high-powered lights have been used consistently since Leipzig (Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

But Celtic have been trying to really bring themselves into the modern game recently in many aspects. With their social media activity, the improved quality of Celtic TV footage, and determination to improve the match experience for supporters – Celtic are thriving. Granted, using disco lights is hardly part of the modern game. But it’s something different.

There’s no denying the new lights add something different to the atmosphere at Parkhead. Do they need to be used for every game regardless of the attendance? That’s debatable, but it’s understandable as to why Celtic don’t want to just save them for special occasions. Especially not when fans pay a standard rate of around £30-per-game.

It shows they’re not sitting back and twiddling their thumbs when it comes to the match-experience.

And it appears we’re in for something a tad better tonight.