FC Copenhagen have announced that they’ve sold an exciting 33,000 tickets for the game against Celtic in Denmark next month.
The announcement comes with the game still just under a month away. According to their official website, the Danish champions have already sold out both tiers of the Sektion 12 stand. The lower tier of the C stand is also sold out, with a remaining 50 tickets available for the upper.
The Danish champions apparently still have plenty of tickets available in the A stand’s upper tier, but considering the ground only holds only 38,000 in total (Stadium Guide), this is a positive response to the tie.
Copenhagen must be satisfied with this. It’s already set to better any attendance they managed in the group stage. Their highest attendance figure recorded for the Europa League so far is the 32,941 they raked in against Malmo on matchday six.
Celtic clash has big appeal for Danish supporters
Considering the time still remaining between now and the match, it’s fair to say there’s scope for improvement yet. Whether it’s a sell-out or not remains to be seen, but it appears to be on its way to somewhere close to that.
Sure, we’re not deluded – Copenhagen being in the last-32 of the competition will help attendance figures. It’s unclear as to how many supporters would’ve turned up if this was a group stage game. However, it’s extremely doubtful whether figures would be this high if it were Lugano they were facing again.
Celtic are still a big-name, and these ticket sales compared to earlier matches proves it. They’ve already sold around 9,000 tickets more than their average attendance figure in this season’s Europa League (World Football).
It looks like being an exciting night in Denmark. It’s Celtic’s first trip back to Copenhagen since losing there so comfortably back in 2006 in the Champions League. In fairness to the Hoops, we had qualified from our group by the time that match came around.
It’s a much different scenario next month, however. The match has clearly caught the imagination of the Danish public, and Celtic will want to improve on their last two visits to Denmark. Back in 2009, Celtic lost 2-1 to Aalborg under Gordon Strachan. We haven’t been back since.
At least we know the stadium will be rocking come kick-off. Here’s hoping we can get a sell-out for it and really make things tasty.