CELTIC travel to Dundee on Monday 14th of March to take on the Tangerines in the Scottish Cup quarter-final. The night-time kick-off will determine which side travel to Hampden to fight for a place 21st of May.
Dundee United have released a statement expressing their disappointment with the Parkhead side. The two clubs have disagreed with the price of tickets, with Celtic wanting to charge fans no less than £27.
Celtic have had their allocation reduced because the Arabs want to open ‘The Shed’ to the home support, rather than the away support.
“Very early on in discussions between the Clubs thereafter on ticket prices, Celtic advised us of the view that they were looking for a price point similar to an SPFL league match between the clubs (£30 adults).
“Celtic confirmed that they would be willing to agree an adult price of no lower than £27 and accept the concession prices of £15 and £10 and reiterated that they would sell their allocation out at this price. Despite our continued efforts to convince them to drop this price further, we were reminded that failure to agree would result in the price being set at normal prices (i.e. £30 for adults).
“We are aware of the social media energy around pricing for the cup tie and while we wish we could have agreed a further reduced price with Celtic, these prices remain below SPFL league matches and are comparable to the prices for our trip to Pittodrie this weekend.”
As a result of the prices, the club and their fans fear that the match will not be a sell-out and there will be plenty of empty seats.
The price seems expensive, but in real terms, it is cheaper for fans than an SPFL away day, which Dundee United did point out in their statement.