Celtic FC confirms safe-standing plans

by Matthew Campelli | 05 May 2016

Celtic Football Club has announced that it will introduce a safe-standing area from the start of next season.

The club’s 2016/17 season ticket renewal information has highlighted the opportunity for fans to purchase tickets in the safe-standing zone, which will be located in the corner of the Lisbon Lions Stand.

Permission was granted by Glasgow City Council for the club to conduct a trial in June last year, with initial plans made to accommodate 2,600 fans.

When permission was granted, Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said safe-standing represented an “investment in spectator safety.”

“Across football globally, the reality is that some supporters are choosing to stand at matches,” he added. “This is something we must accept and manage and also understand the positive effect which these areas have on atmosphere at matches.”

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Celtic Football Club has announced that it will introduce a safe-standing area from the start of next season. The club’s 2016/17 season ticket renewal information has highlighted the opportunity for fans to purchase tickets in the safe-standing zone, which will be located in the corner of the Lisbon Lions Stand. Permission was granted by Glasgow City Council for the club to conduct a trial in June last year, with initial
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