How many seats Celtic will have for Tynecastle after Hearts ticket slash

By David Walton

January 19, 2022

Celtic are to take around 1300 supporters to Tynecastle as the extent of Hearts’ ticket cut comes into effect.

It was confirmed last month by the Jambos that Celtic fans would only be given seats in the Roseburn stand for next week’s match. This was said to be a figure over 1,000. The Roseburn Stand holds 3,4000 fans in total.

However, today, Celtic’s SLO has stated that he believes around 1,300 tickets will be snapped up by the Hoops supporters for the Wednesday night trip to the capital:

Hearts refused to give Celtic any tickets for their encounter at the beginning of the season due to pandemic rules that only allowed a handful of supporters in. And it doesn’t look as though they’re being much generous despite stadiums now being allowed to sell out their full capacity.

The reason for the ticket cut was to prioritise their own fans. It’s unclear whether Hearts have even sold the rest of the stand which could’ve been occupied totally by Celtic supporters.

The move is likely in a bid to try and increase the hostility levels for Ange Postecoglou’s men. Especially after our 2-1 loss there at the beginning of the campaign.

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Celtic will experience raucous Tynecastle crowd

If there’s one thing we can expect next Wednesday it’s hostility. Hearts will feel as though they owe us after our narrow win at Celtic Park back in December. This move alone is a sign of the Edinburgh club looking to stoke the fires.

In fairness, the contest at the start of the season hardly saw Celtic crumble under the weight of having no fans anyway. We still created some big chances and had an offside goal ruled out that was perfectly legitimate. On another night we would’ve gotten exactly what we deserved – all 3 points.

So it would hardly be too much to ask of the Celtic players to rise above the hostile atmosphere that will certainly be in place in Gorgie next week.

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In truth, it’ll be a nice test for the new Bhoys and an interesting tracker of where this side is at in terms of its progress. This is a fixture we still failed to win back in August. We would hope there is a major boost in terms of the performance and the result.

Celtic, of course, travel to Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Cup this Saturday. Expect several first-team stars to sit out in order to be ready to tackle the Tynecastle challenge.

But one thing’s for sure, Hearts have pulled out all the stops to try and get their stadium rocking against the Hoops. Hopefully, the talent and character that exists in our squad is enough to get the job done.

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