Rapid Vienna confirm their pre-season fixture vs Celtic; kick-off time revealed

By David Walton

June 26, 2022

Rapid Vienna have confirmed their fixture against Celtic during our trip to Austria next month.

The Hoops are back in pre-season training tomorrow as they look ahead to a pre-season camp that will hopefully gear them up for the season ahead.

Celtic have already had several pre-season fixtures announced against the likes of Banik Ostrava, Legia Warsaw, Norwich, and Blackburn Rovers respectively. However, they still have 2 more games to tackle during their time in Austria on both July 6th and the 9th.

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Training camp organisers SLFC had previously stated that Celtic would face Rapid on the 9th. And that’s now been confirmed by the Austrian club who announced the news on their official club website.

The game will indeed take place in Rapid’s Allianz Stadium on July 9th with a kick-off time set for 6pm local time [5pm Celtic Park Time].

Ticket prices for the fixture range between €12 and €18.99 [£10.32 and £16.33]. However, it’s unclear as to how many away tickets are available for Celtic supporters.

Rapid Vienna vs Celtic set to have some needle

We all know the history of Rapid Vienna vs Celtic and that European clash between the sides back in 1984. To this day it’s still an occasion that rubs the Celtic supporters up the wrong way and rightly so.

Celtic last played against Rapid in a competitive environment back in 2010 during the Tony Mowbray days. The sides played out 2 draws in the Europa League group stages with Celtic incredibly coming from 3-0 behind in Austria to snatch a point.

It’s difficult to imagine a “friendly” match as such between the teams. However, it’s a good fixture for Celtic to have so early into their pre-season prep. Not to mention they did play against each other in a warm-up game in 2015 which ended in a 1-1 draw.

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Celtic’s pre-season actually does have some tasty fixtures this year. The clash with Legia will serve as a testimonial to Artur Boruc whilst our clash against Banik Ostrava is to celebrate their own centenary year.

There are certainly some decent occasions to look forward to this summer, and the supporters will be looking for the players to give a good account of themselves.

Hopefully, that’s exactly what happens as we look to rack up a run of positive results before the competitive action begins.

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