Glasgow Euro 2020 fan zone approval is a great sign for Celtic supporters

By John McGinley

May 24, 2021

The Scottish Government have given provisional approval to plans for a fan zone at Glasgow Green during Euro 2020.

The Daily Record reports that up to 6,000 supporters per day throughout the tournament will have the chance to watch matches on a big screen, as well as enjoy food and beverages.

Plans for the fan zone and the status of the pandemic will continue to be monitored in the run-up to the tournament, so it is subject to change.

However, it’s another real indication that Scottish football could welcome back supporters in decent numbers next season.

Fan return to Celtic Park will be glorious

A capacity Celtic Park still feels like a long way away, but if the current schedule holds up and there’s no worsening of the pandemic situation, the likelihood of having fans in to watch our European qualifiers this summer look strong.

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Our first tie comes in the Third Qualifying Round in late July, with the draw to be made in June. Those will be our first competitive games of next season.

When you consider there are plans in place already to have 12,000 fans for each match at Hampden during the Euros next month, thousands could be on the brink of a return to Paradise.

It’s been a long wait without the ability to watch Celtic. Our last match with supporters in place was a 5-0 victory against St Mirren on 7th March 2020.

Seen as a routine and pretty uneventful occasion at the time, even watching the highlights of that now demonstrates a different, better world.

Celtic behind closed doors is a grim affair and the quicker we get supporters into stadiums, the better.

In other news, Celtic youngster earns senior Republic of Ireland call up.