Copenhagen vs Celtic Europa League first-leg now sold out

By David Walton

February 13, 2020

Copenhagen vs Celtic on February 20th is now officially a sell-out after the Danish club made the announcement on their official website.

Stale Solbakken’s side will host Neil Lennon’s Euro high-flyers in a last-32 first-leg clash next week. It’s the first time Celtic have managed to qualify from a group stage as winners, with the tie looking a lot more winnable than the Valencia and Zenit last-32 matches in recent years.

Celtic celebrate in Lazio (Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

However, it’s clearly not just a big game for Celtic either. The tie has caught the imagination of the Danish public, who have snapped up over 36,000 tickets for the Telia Park clash.

Copenhagen have even announced that they’ve opened up a waiting list for supporters to sign up to. This allows them to sign up for information on whether additional tickets will be placed on sale. The club has stated that there are no guarantees that further tickets will indeed be sold either.

Celtic the first European sell-out for Copenhagen this season

With the game being sold out, that also provides Copenhagen with a first this season – a European sell-out. The following is a list of all of Copenhagen’s home European attendances so far, with figures coming from their official website:

  • Champions League Second Qualifying Round vs TNS (12,523)
  • Champions League Third Qualifying Round vs Red Star Belgrade (29,872)
  • Europa League Playoff vs Riga (13,930)
  • Europa League Group Stage vs Lugano (18,240)
  • Europa League Group Stage vs Dynamo Kyiv (23,166)
  • Europa League Group Stage vs Malmo (32,941)

Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken (Boris Streubel – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

It’s an impressive attendance considering their previous Euro support this season. Sure, it’s likely to largely be down to the fact that Copenhagen are into the latter stages of European football. However, at the same time, Celtic are the biggest club they’ve faced this season. That’s bound to have helped the figures.

The contest always looked like it was going to be a sell-out too. Copenhagen have given several updates in the past regarding ticket sales, and it was always heading in this direction.

It should make for a thoroughly exciting contest in any case, but having a full house adds some extra gloss and spice to the occasion. Hopefully, Neil’s Bhoys rise to the challenge.