Celtic are taking the next step towards getting fans back into Celtic Park. Recently the club announced the results of a survey of season ticket holders, which showed that 99.5% of fans that responded are ready to return to the stadium, but would expect restrictions.
With that in mind, Celtic have taken the next step towards getting some fans back into the stadium. The club announced on the official website on Thursday that they want season ticket holders to confirm the number of season tickets per household or extended household.
That will allow the club to learn the seating requirement for each Celtic ‘household’. That number goes from an individual seat up to a group of six.
Season ticket holders asked to fill in form
Season ticket holders are asked to fill in a form that allows them to confirm the number of season tickets in their household. That will then allow Celtic to work on allocating seats to fans when it is confirmed that fans can return to stadiums.
Celtic don’t have another home league game until December. Therefore, that gives the club plenty of time to work on arrangements for the stadium. That will be elements as keeping social distancing measures in your seat and in the stadium.
Hoops keeping stadium preparation going
We don’t yet know when fans will be able to return to Celtic Park. The Scottish Government has recently introduced more restrictions. So, there won’t be any fans in the stadium any time soon. However, it is good that Celtic are keeping preparation for the return of fans going.
When the Scottish Government announces the return of fans, Celtic will be ready to proceed it seems. There will no doubt be debate over who gets the seats available once Celtic get the go ahead to bring fans back to the stadium. That is for another day though.
For now, it is good to see that Celtic are putting the steps in place for fans making the return to the stadium. A day that can’t come soon enough.