Former Celtic hero Tony Watt has shown his surprise at the vast ticket price for next month’s Glasgow derby between Celtic and Rangers.
Neil Lennon takes his Champions to Ibrox on September 1st for their first derby meeting of the season. Any Celtic fans lucky enough to get a ticket for the occasion will have to fork out £52 to see the match.
And former Champions League hero Watt reckons a dangerous precedent has been set. He took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to share his surprise at the news.
Fifty two quid!!! It’s a shame because Celtic will make it the same price now and it’s gonna effect rangers fans too! Unless I’m reading it wrong? Is there something I’ve missed…
— Tony Watt (@32watto_) August 19, 2019
Watt is right, Celtic will charge the same in December
The £52 price will have been agreed between the clubs in advance of the new season. That means that Celtic will charge the small visiting Rangers support the same for the second derby of the season – in late December.
Furthermore, the stadia will be packed to the rafters on both occasions. Tickets for the hostile derbies are the most precious things on those weekends in Glasgow and the hefty price won’t have put too many people off.
The reality is that you could probably charge £82 for a derby ticket and still sell out the stadium.