Some Celtic fans aren’t happy with the pricing structure for the Rangers cup final.
The Glasgow divide lock horns again in the League Cup final at Hampden Park next month. Prices were far cheaper for both semi-finals against Hibs and Hearts respectively.
The numbers were announced yesterday and it isn’t going down well with both sides.
SPFL announce Celtic and Rangers cup final ticket prices
Glasgow’s big two have their cup final date and ticket prices confirmed by the SPFL.
The two will play at the national stadium on Sunday December 8th with a surprise 3pm kick off.
Prices start at £12 for concessions and the dearest ticket will be a staggering £45. These numbers aren’t going down too well with the loyal fans who have to fork out for the briefs. The most expensive ticket for centre seats at Hampden were £10 cheaper at £35.
Celtic and Rangers both jumped on the ticketing structure and oversold their own sections. Hibs and Hearts’ loss was Glasgow’s gain as the green and blues pounced on the bargain seats.
The most shocking thing about the final is that it’s a clear attempt by the SPFL to bolster the coffers.
Last season’s League Cup final between the Hoops and Aberdeen worked out at £35 for the dearest ticket.
Hoops fans react to ticket hike by the SPFL
Some Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to announce their disgust about the dearer pricing structure.
Shocking prices and why no concessions in the south stand for u16 apart from accessible. ?
— Chris Boyle (@boylechristophe) November 5, 2019
Disgraceful pricing bleeding fans of both clubs
— MB NeilwithIt (@2lssiafb) November 5, 2019
Robbing the fans as usual
— Chris McWilliams (@berbamcwillyz) November 5, 2019
Have they just put an extra £5 on it because it’s a Glasgow derby?
— Glasgowbhoy1 (@D7M1888) November 5, 2019
Trying to save up for var
— JC (@jamiebhoyc) November 5, 2019
— Craig Yule (@craig1902) November 5, 2019
It’s sad to say, but fans from both sides will continue to eat up the tickets on offer to be there. The game is one of the biggest in Scotland in recent years and everyone will want to be there.
Due to the rivalry, there can’t be anything such as a joint protest or folk sitting out showing their disgust. It’s a sad reality, but as long as the governing body see no outrage, then they’ll continue to bleed the fans dry.