A recent survey conducted by BBC Scotland will make interesting reading for Celtic fans. The Cost of the Game survey polled clubs in Scottish football to find out the prices of season tickets, match tickets, programmes, merchandise and food.
The most telling part for the Celtic support is that the cheapest season ticket is £456, a rise in price of 58.8% from five years ago.
That is a fair increase from 2014. During that time the Hoops were struggling to an extent under the management of Ronny Deila.
However, as long as the team is being successful on the park then fans will continue to support the team and pay the prices.
Fans will support team more than ever this season
Celtic fans were never going to desert the team whilst the team is going for nine, then hopefully 10 in a row. That would not happen, no matter how expensive the tickets are.
That does not mean that fans can’t still be unhappy with aspects of how the club is run. For example, the recent exit from the Champions League did not go down well with the support.
That could partly explain why the attendance at the Betfred Cup tie with Dunfermline was so low. However, cup games aren’t always that well attended, unless the Hoops are playing Rangers.
However, fans were always going to back Celtic this season. The fact the most expensive season ticket is £647 really isn’t that expensive when you compare it to other countries.
Season tickets sold out long before season started
The standard of football might not always be the best in Scotland. But for Celtic fans this season is very important. That will be why Celtic’s standard season tickets sold out in the first week of June.
The same thing will no doubt happen again next season when the Hoops are hopefully going for 10 in a row. Perhaps after that it will be time to discuss season ticket prices. For now though, as long as the team are successful on the park fans will have no qualms in paying that price.