Dom McKay declares 'great numbers' of Celtic season ticket sales

By David Walton

June 23, 2021

Incoming Celtic Chief Executive Dom McKay has hailed the “great numbers” of season ticket sales snapped up by the fans.

Celtic launched their season ticket renewal campaign at the end of May. They would then state just a day later that “thousands” had already renewed for the new campaign [Celtic FC].

The Hoops tried to throw in a flurry of extras for supporters renewing after they didn’t manage to get into Parkhead last season due to the pandemic. The latest of those was announced today with five matches being broadcast live on the Pass to Paradise from the women and B teams respectively.

And McKay has taken the decision to come out and thank those who committed for the new season.

Speaking via Celtic’s official website, McKay said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters for their brilliant response in terms of season tickets for next season, we sincerely thank all our season ticket holders who have renewed in such great numbers.  I hope we have as many of you as possible back with us at Paradise.

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“Clearly we are encouraged by the positive news yesterday from the Scottish Government regarding the return of fans to matches and we will be doing all we can to continue to work positively with them and everyone else in football to get our supporters back as soon as possible. We are, I hope now heading in the right direction.

“It was great to welcome Ange to the Club today and show him around Lennoxtown. I know he and everyone else at Celtic can’t wait to have our supporters back with us at Celtic Park for some very exciting matches which lie ahead.”

Dom McKay pleased with Celtic season ticket holder backing

Granted, McKay is never going to come out and criticise the renewal figures. As funny as that would be, you won’t ever see a Chief Executive slam fans for failing to buy tickets. This is the narrative Celtic were always going to big up.

However, the appointment of Ange Postecoglou will certainly have given the club a boost. Many fans simply wanted to see who their manager was before they renewed. You have to imagine Celtic have managed to feel the financial effect of finally getting this over the line.

Ange Postecoglou / (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Of course, there remain major question marks. The deadline to renew is on June 25th. As of yet, supporters still have no idea what the first-team squad will look like. Not a single player has arrived whilst we haven’t even gotten rid of the wantaways yet either.

But Celtic have brought any shortfall on themselves. This is simply a direct result of the nightmare they put supporters through last season. Just because they’ve changed certain personnel doesn’t fully heal the wounds.

Postecoglou has an almighty job on his hands to turn the feeling around at Celtic Park. We need to hope he can bring the one thing that heals everything at a football club – wins.