When Neil Lennon and his Celtic side travel to Copenhagen later this month, the home side will be showing off some new installations for the first time, including a new hybrid pitch.

The Danish side have taken the opportunity of a long winter-break to make significant upgrades to Telia Parken.

Announced by the club earlier this week, a new hybrid pitch recommended by experts will be unveiled for the first time against Celtic.

The new surface will feature 95% natural grass and another 5% of material designed to protect the stability of the surface, much like Celtic Park.

That’s a positive for the Hoops, who can look forward to a slick, state-of-the-art surface to show off their skills.

A bad pitch can often be a leveller for Celtic when playing opponents but it sounds like there’ll be no excuses on that front unless the new pitch isn’t bedded in sufficiently.

 

For travelling supporters, there’ll be an enhanced matchday experience too, with our opponents also installing what they describe as ‘world-class’ LED lighting for the fixture.

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Celtic destination Telia Parken

Celtic destination Telia Parken / (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

Telia Parken is already an impressive arena and the addition of LED lighting should add a bit of drama and theatrics to the pre-match excitement.

Celtic fans are well used to that kind of thing of course, with the Hoops installing a similar technology at Celtic Park in 2018, comically referred to as the ‘disco lights’.

Copenhagen say their lighting was supplied Musco Lighting, who have also worked with the likes of FC Barcelona and Tottenham in the past.

The club believe that Telia Parken now ‘lives up to the highest international standards’.

It’s set to be a magical trip for supporters and hopefully Lennon and his men can return to Glasgow having secured a big result for the second leg.

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