|What Is Celtic
New Safe Standing Area Given Go Ahead
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
Main (South) Stand (photo)
Programme & Fanzines
Layout Of The Ground
Record & Average Attendance
Celtic Park Location Map
|What Is Celtic Park Like?|
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
|A 'Safe Standing' Area Is Set To Be Introduced At Celtic Park|
The Club have been given permission to introduce a 'safe standing' area at Celtic Park. Based on the rail seating system used at some Bundesliga stadiums, then an area will be created that will have both seats and stantions running across each row. For domestic games the seats will be locked back out of the way and fans will be able to stand and use the stantions (rails) to lean against if they so wish. For European games where there is a requirement for fans to sit, then the seats can be unlocked for use. It is expected that the new 'safe standing' area will accommodate 2,600 fans and will be put in place for the start of the 2016/17 season. At that point Celtic will become the first major club in the UK to introduce such an area, and if successful many more Clubs will wish to follow suit, as it allows then to relatively easily increase the ground capacity, as the standing areas normally accommodate more fans than if they were all seated.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
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.
|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.|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
The ground is on the
East side of Glasgow on the A74 (London Road).
The North and East:
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
operate a category system of games, so that the most
popular games are priced more then others.
|Programme Price & Fanzines|
Official Programme £2.
|Glasgow Celtic FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
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.
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.
|Connor Cunningham (Hearts) 7/10/12|
|Record & Average Attendance|
92,000 v Glasgow Rangers, 1938.
2013-2014: 47,079 (Premier League)
2012-2013: 46,917 (Premier League)
2011-2012: 50,904 (Premier League)
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|Map Showing The Location Of Celtic Park In Glasgow|
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