The brilliant number of supporters Celtic will be taking to Hampden next week
Celtic today confirmed that they have sold out their Hampden allocation for next weekend’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final against St Johnstone.
Ange Postecoglou is scheduled to take charge of his first ever game at the national stadium as Celtic manager. The clash will take place on November 20th with a 5:15pm kickoff time.
And as they confirmed the news, the club’s SLO also stated that the allocation handed out was roughly 40k:
Hampden holds a capacity of just over 51k, meaning the stadium will be packed to the rafters with Celtic supporters.
It’s tremendous backing for a cup semi-final, with the occasion being a big one given we’ll be up against the current League Cup holders in Callum Davidson’s side.
Celtic have won the competition a total of 19 times, and they’ll be aiming to take a massive step closer to their 20th next weekend when the international break concludes.
Celtic supporters filling up Hampden to see Ange Postecoglou’s first semi-final
It’s great to see such a large contingent of Celtic supporters ready to back the Bhoys at Hampden. If anything indicates just how much the fans are buying into the Postecoglou era, it’s this news this afternoon.
There’s no reason for Celtic not to put in a good display also. Plenty of our top stars will be at Lennoxtown resting up over the break. And so long as we get an international break that goes without any major injury concerns, we should be in a good way.
The winners will meet the victors of Hibernian vs Rangers which will take place just under 24 hours later. The final is due to be played on December 19th – just 6 days before Christmas.
It would certainly be a brilliant early present for the Celtic supporters to see Ange win his first-ever trophy with the club at the first attempt. And not only that, it would send out a real statement to the rest of the Premiership about our intentions this year too.
Things are going well and the fans are buying into this brave new era. Both domestically and in Europe, Celtic have certainly impressed.
Here’s hoping come the end of the current internationals, we’re in fine fettle ahead of a crucial period.