Scottish Ground Guide


Celtic
Celtic Park

Capacity: 60,832 (all seated)
Address:
18 Kerrydale St, Glasgow, G40 3RE
Telephone No: 0871 226 1888
Fax No: 0141 551 8106
Ticket Office: 0871 226 1888
or from abroad:00 44 870 161 1888
Ticket Office Fax No: 0141 551 4223
Stadium Tours:
0141 551 4308
Pitch Size: 105m x 68m
Club Nickname: The Bhoys
Year Ground Opened: 1892
Undersoil Heating:
Yes
Shirt Sponsors: Magners
Kit Manufacturers: Nike
Home Kit Colours: Green & White Hoops
Away Kit Colours: Black & Grey Hoops
3rd Kit Colours: Yellow & Black
Official Web Site:
www.celticfc.net
Unofficial Web Sites:
Celtic Bars
Celtic Fanzone
ETims
Jinkys Oars
Jungle Bhoys
Keep The Faith
More Than 90 Minutes
Paradise Web
Planet Celtic


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Contents

What Is Celtic Park Like?
The North Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?

Lisbon Lions Stand
(photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train

Main (South) Stand
(photo)
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Programme & Fanzines
Layout Of The Ground
Fixtures 2013-2014

Disabled Facilities

Stadium Tours

Fans Reviews

Record & Average Attendance
Hotel Accommodation

Celtic Park Location Map

What Is Celtic Park Like?

Celtic Park (although known to many fans by the name of the Parkhead area in which it is situated) is simply a massive stadium that can be seen from miles around. Three quarters of the ground have been re-developed in recent years greatly improving the overall look. The ground is totally enclosed, with the three new sides being two tiered. The lower tiers of these stands are huge and come up to roughly the same height as the older Main (South) Stand which is also two tiered, just showing how large they are. The upper tiers of the new North Stand does have a few supporting pillars, which may obstruct your view (the club do however issue reduced price tickets for those seats effected). The Main Stand is unusual as it has a large roof, most of which is translucent, which makes it look quite striking. The translucency helps keep the pitch in good condition. A television gantry is also suspended from beneath its roof. However with the Main Stand being far smaller then the other sides, the ground looks a little imbalanced. Still if this was to be re-developed at some point in the future then I'm sure Celtic Park would be in the running for the best club ground in Britain. However, I understand that this may be sometime off as the Main Stand is a listed building. There are also two large video screens suspended from beneath the roof at either end of the ground. The quality of the image shown on these screens are superb. Another unusual aspect of the ground is that it has a number of seats that can be heated in cold weather.

David Murphy adds; 'A poll undertaken by BBC Radio 5 Live in 2003, resulted in Celtic Park being voted as the 'atmospheric sports venue (note, not just football) in the UK'. The stadium has also been nicknamed 'Paradise' by the Celtic fans.

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The North Stand


North Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are housed in the lower corner of the Lisbon Lions Stand at one end of the ground.
The views of the playing action and the facilities provided within this stand are adequate, although it should be noted that there are a number of restricted view seats in the away section, for which the club charge a lower admission fee. There are also betting facilities available within the ground. The atmosphere within Celtic Park is normally superb and it is a great stadium to watch football in. As most games are normally sold out, make sure that you have a match ticket, before you decide to travel.

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Where To Drink?
As would be expected most bars around the Parkhead area, are partisan & particularly busy. It is probably best to drink in the city centre beforehand. However most of these bars will not serve fans wearing football colours.

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Lisbon Lions Stand



Lisbon Lions Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

The ground is on the East side of Glasgow on the A74 (London Road).

From The South:
Leave the M74 at Junction 2A (signposted A74 Tollcross/Rutherglen). At the bottom of the slip road at the roundabout turn right towards Tollcross A74. You will then reach a set of traffic lights (with a McDonalds on the right hand side) where you bear left onto the A74 towards Glasgow City Centre. After just under two miles you will reach Celtic Park on your right hand side.

From The North and East:
Leave the M8 at Junction 8 and follow the M73 South towards Carlisle. At the end of the M73 join the M74 northbound towards Glasgow. Leave the M74 at Junction 2A then from as South above.

There is plenty of street parking to be had, especially in the side streets off the London Road going down towards the A74. Don't be surprised though, as you get out of your car, that some kid appears uttering the words 'mind yer car mister?'

Map showing the location of Celtic Park
(at the bottom of this page).

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By Train

Glasgow Central & Queens Street railway stations are around a 30 minute walk away from the ground. Probably best to jump in a taxi (about 5). Otherwise if you arrive at Glasgow Central you can take a local train to Dalmarnock station which is about a ten minute walk away from the ground. Paul Boyd provides the following directions to the ground; 'As you come out of the station entrance, turn right and proceed to the end of the road. Turn left into Dalmarnock Road and proceed up to the traffic lights at the junction with Mill Street. Turn right at those lights into Mill Street and proceed all the way along Mill Street until you reach the traffic lights at London Road (at the junction with the Police Station). From there, you turn right and Celtic Park is around 250 yards up the road on the left hand side'.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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Main (South) Stand


Main (South) Stand

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Local Rivals

Rangers.

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Admission Prices

The club operate a category system of games, so that the most popular games are priced more then others.

Adults 26-34,
Concessions 17-26
Under 16's 7-16

In addition there are a number of 'restricted view' tickets available, which on an adult ticket are 3 cheaper, then the price quoted above.

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Programme Price & Fanzines

Official Programme 2.
More Than 90 Minutes Fanzine: 2.
Not The View Fanzine: 1.50.

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Ground Layout


Stadium Layout Celtic Park

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Glasgow Celtic FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Disabled Facilities

There are six wheelchair spaces made available to away fans in the North & East Stands. Wheelchair users are charged 8, which includes the admittance of one helper. Places must be booked in advance with the Club on 0141 551-4311.

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Stadium Tours

The Club offer regular tours of the stadium, which cost 8.50 for adults and 5.50 for children or Family tickets (2 adults + 2 children, or 1 adult + 3 children) are available at 20. Tours should be booked in advance by calling 0141 551 4308.

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Fans Reviews
Connor Cunningham (Hearts) 7/10/12

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
92,000 v Glasgow Rangers, 1938.

Average Attendance:

2012-2013: 46,917 (Premier League)
2011-2012: 50,904 (Premier League)
2010-2011: 48,978 (Premier League)

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Hotel Accommodation

If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from Celtic Park.

Access their Glasgow Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.



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Map Showing The Location Of Celtic Park In Glasgow
 

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Feedback

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.



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Last Revised:  15 April 2014