DOMINIC MCKAY has hinted at strong season ticket sales during the renewal period branding the current drive by the Celtic supporters as a ‘brilliant response’ in terms of season tickets renewed.
There has been so much up in the air for so long, there are fans who will rightly have had their reservations about renewing. The uncertainty around the club, the uncertainty around getting into the stadium and some fans will be struggling to meet the financial obligation during these very tough times.
There will not be as strong as an uptake we seen last season when Celtic were chasing history but it will be interesting to see how many do renew and then who comes in to get a season ticket after the renewal period is over.
McKay or the club have not given numbers on renewals to this point. The deadline for holders is Friday afternoon, once that’s over, they will then likely go out on public sale on Monday or Tuesday.
Speaking to the Celtic Website, the new CEO was positive:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters for their brilliant response in terms of season tickets for next season, we sincerely thank all our season ticket holders who have renewed in such great numbers. I hope we have as many of you as possible back with us at Paradise.
“Clearly we are encouraged by the positive news yesterday from the Scottish Government regarding the return of fans to matches and we will be doing all we can to continue to work positively with them and everyone else in football to get our supporters back as soon as possible. We are, I hope now heading in the right direction.
“It was great to welcome Ange to the Club today and show him around Lennoxtown. I know he and everyone else at Celtic can’t wait to have our supporters back with us at Celtic Park for some very exciting matches which lie ahead.”
The plans for Scotland to move to level 0 on July 19 has given hope to fans that they will be inside Celtic Park sooner rather than later.
After that deadline has been hit, August 9 is the jump off point for most restrictions being relaxed. This could all change, but it is encouraging.