FC Copenhagen have announced that they only have less than 700 tickets available for their match against Celtic on February 20th.
The Danes will host the Hoops at the Telia Parken this month in the first leg of our Europa League last-32 clash. The return leg will take place at Parkhead on February 27th.
And it looks as though it’s going to be an exciting crowd in the Danish capital for the contest. Copenhagen have announced via their official website that they’re “almost certain” the game will be a sell-out.
With still a full 17 days until Celtic visit Denmark, three stands are already fully sold out. This includes the Sektion 12 stand, the C stand, and the D stand (away end). The remaining tickets available for the clash are for the upper tier of the A stand. Copenhagen have also said that there are tickets available for the VIP seats in the lower tier.
The club are advising supporters to snap up tickets as soon as possible, with a high demand clearly in place for seats ahead of the visit of Neil Lennon’s side.
Celtic to be the first sell-out for Copenhagen in Europe this season
Copenhagen have played five home matches in Europe this season with not one coming close to a sell-out. The highest they’ve managed was against Malmo in matchday six of the Europa League. The club managed to reel in 32,941 fans (FCK).
After that, it was their Champions League qualifier against Red Star Belgrade (29,872). The Telia Parken, however, hosts a capacity of 38,065 (Football Tripper). That means the prospect of playing Celtic could bring over 5,000 fans more than the clash with Malmo.
It shows just how big an occasion this is for Copenhagen. It should also provide tremendous motivation for the Celtic players too, who must be itching to get out in Denmark and show why they’re in the latter stages of the competition.
Celtic’s away form in Europe this season has been stunning. We’ve won against Sarajevo, Nomme Kalju, AIK, and Lazio respectively. We’ve also managed draws against Cluj and Rennes. Only Cluj managed to beat us back in December, and that was with Celtic fielding a shadow team.
Copenhagen have also stated on their website that away fans in the home end must not show any affiliation with the visiting side. Therefore, any Celtic fans who have maaged to get tickets for the home support can’t bring their colours.