Copenhagen are expected to bring 1,800 fans to Celtic Park

By John McGinley

January 12, 2020

FC Copenhagen have been allocated 1,800 tickets for the upcoming Europa League clash against Neil Lennon’s Celtic at Celtic Park, the Danish club announced this weekend.

They’re restricting the ballot to season ticket holders and subscribers only, with fans only able to buy one ticket each, suggesting demand is strong and they expect to sell out their allocation.

An open sale will occur if there are any left after that exclusive period, the club said.

If 1,800 do rock up at Celtic Park, it’ll be one of the biggest away supports of the season, since the Hoops have restricted Rangers to under 1,000 tickets of late.

Rennes most notably took strong numbers to Glasgow in November despite having nothing to play for in our group stage game against the French side.

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Copenhagen fans travelling in numbers should ensure a lively atmosphere and a magical European night in Paradise, with Lennon’s team hopefully well poised to knock out our visitors in the second leg.

The first leg comes in Denmark on 20th February, with Odsonne Edouard and company looking to score an away goal or even win that one ahead of the return fixture a week later.

Fans of future Celtic opponents FC Copenhagen / (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

Both teams are currently on a winter break, though Copenhagen’s lasts much longer. They’re not due to return to action until the weekend before their Thursday test against us.

Celtic meanwhile will be well back into proceedings in the Scottish Cup and Scottish Premiership. Hopefully, our form will be peaking by the time we head off to Denmark, with the potential of catching the Danes off guard and not up to full match fitness.

They have friendlies against Halmstad, Astana and Norrkoping scheduled over the next few weeks.