Celtic’s upcoming match against Hibernian, slated for next Wednesday, presents an unusual scenario that deviates from the norm.

You can access the ticketing page here.

Tickets, usually snapped up within hours, are still available days after going on sale. This anomaly in ticket sales begs a deeper examination of the underlying factors.

A primary consideration is the timing of the match. Midweek games inherently face challenges in attracting crowds, particularly in December when temperatures plummet. The prospect of braving freezing conditions on a weekday evening can be a significant deterrent for many fans.

Moreover, the current economic climate cannot be overlooked. With the cost of living crisis impacting families across the UK, discretionary spending, particularly on leisure activities like football matches, is among the first to be curtailed. In the run-up to Christmas, when financial pressures are at their peak, this effect is only magnified. For many Celtic fans, the choice between a football match and other financial commitments is becoming increasingly stark.

Beyond these practical considerations, there’s a possibility that the situation reflects deeper issues within the Celtic fanbase. Discontent with the board, stemming from various decisions or the perceived direction of the club, could be a contributing factor. While such undercurrents of dissatisfaction are not always immediately visible, they can manifest in subtle ways, such as reduced ticket sales.


  1. As a disabled fan with limited chances to attend games. I would have liked the chance to go to the game however, I think that it’s to much to get around unaided and with it being very cold for a ♿ person I don’t feel like I’m not able to do so ,I will try to watch it somewhere on tv. H.H.

  2. Biggest problem is performances, the dull passing style is restricting the creation of opportunities.
    The boards signings are also not going to draw fans in.
    Fans want good footballers with a winning mentality, no one is interested in drab football at a price that hits their pockets hard.

  3. When Ange Postecoglu was in charge of a dynamic and exciting team, there was no slow uptake with ticket sales. The reason for it now is, as Dave rightly points out, the boring football played under Brendan Rodgers. The team has lost that once-brilliant spark and it’s putting people off going to watch them in midweek games.


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