Celtic have received more tickets for next month’s Hampden clash against Hibernian – proving that the SPFL have learned their lesson from a similar incident two years ago.
The Hoops take on the Leith side on November 2nd in the Betfred Cup semi-final – the same stage where the two sides met in 2017. That match, which Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic won 4-2 – was blighted by a National Stadium with thousands of empty seats following a joint SPFL and Hibernian error.
Celtic blasted both parties in a statement following the event. (Daily Record)
“It is totally unacceptable that we have thousands more season-ticket holders wishing to attend the match but they will now not be able to, whilst thousands of seats lie empty.
“This is not for the first time this has happened and we will be writing to the SPFL on a matter which needs to be addressed.”
Celtic receive more tickets for Hampden clash
Now it seems that lessons have most definitely been learned with the Celtic support set to receive further tickets according to the Daily Record. It’s hardly rocket science to make the Edinburgh outfit sell their tickets one block at a time, in the same part of the stadium, but thankfully the SPFL have worked things out this time.
This was an organisation, after all, that wanted to play both of last year’s semi-finals at the same stadium on the same day.
Thankfully there looks like being no drama like in each of the past two seasons. But then again, there is still a fortnight to go until the match.