Celtic’s plan to build a giant rotating digital screen outside Celtic Park has been rejected by Glasgow City Council.
The rotating digital screen would have been placed on the Celtic Way, where an old ticket office used to sit.
However, Celtic’s plans have been thrown up into the air, and for the most bizarre reason.
STV News reported that the plans have been rejected due the screen being a potential driving hazard.
The giant rotating screen has been deemed to have the potential to distract drivers driving past Celtic Park.
With road safety being potentially compromised, Glasgow City Council have refused Celtic permission to build a screen.
A Spokesperson for the Council confirmed the rejection on the basis of road safety: “That’s because it was considered to be detrimental to road safety in terms of its size and location.”
Although Celtic submitted the application in 2016, it was only rejected this week.
It is believed that Celtic’s giant rotating screen would have been used to broadcast live and recorded images.
The screen, also showing adverts, was to be eight metres high by four metres wide.
Celtic have three months to appeal the Council’s rejection of their plans.
Furthermore, this is another indication that Celtic are committed to making Celtic Park as bright and as modern as possible for supporters.
The futures green and white
Celtic’s efforts to enhance the match day experience for supporters have to be applauded.
Although some may say they should focus on the team on the park, it is encouraging that Celtic are modernising their stadium.
The Disco lights and a new pitch were installed in the summer. The Daily Record reported that it cost the club close to £4m for the improvements.
A giant rotating screen may not be needed as much as a new right-back at Celtic Park.
However, if it enhances the fans’ experience of going to Celtic Park, they should appeal the decision.