Celtic fans have generally reacted favourably to news that the club will accept tickets for the Glasgow derby on December 29.
With just over two weeks to go until the Ibrox clash Celtic have announced that they will be accepting their allocation of 750 tickets despite expressing safety concerns.
Supporters are expected to meet up at Celtic Park on the morning of the match and be bussed to and from the stadium.
So glad Celtic decided to take the ibrox tickets, shouldn’t have even been up for discussion. Cringing at hoopsbhoy1888 still greeting sayin we should have “told rangers to shove it” smh. ???????????
— Marc Gallagher (@gallagher__1967) December 12, 2018
Do you speak for the entire Celtic support now ? Celtic are only facilitating the distribution of the tickets to those that want to go. They aren’t selecting fans and forcing them to Ibrox at gunpoint. BTW I think your nappy might need changing. ????????
— He’s back (@Ciro10iar) December 12, 2018
Glad we’ve seen sense and taken the tickets for ibrox now the hunt begins
— Andrew Boyce (@AndrewBoyce2) December 12, 2018
— Thomas McCallum (@Thomascfc94) December 12, 2018
Celtic are taking Tickets for Ibrox
Quite right as well
— Celtic Collectibles (@CollectCelticFC) December 12, 2018
Club taking tickets for Ibrox. Common sense prevails and prevented a Twitter meltdown. Now get them pumped.
— Lainey__D ?????????????????????????????? (@Lainey__D) December 12, 2018
Celtic are taking the tickets for Ibrox. Thank god, 100% the right decision https://t.co/3YpRhiqtWO
— SM (@SM1967_) December 12, 2018
Inside the stadium, at the corner between the Govan and Broomloan Road stands extra security measures are expected to be in place with a large number of seats given over to segregation.
An equal concern will be travel to and from the stadium with Police Scotland expected to provide the same level of security that they put in place for the September 2 match at Celtic Park.
Closing off Broomloan Road from the roundabout with Edmiston Drive would seem to be an obvious solution to provide the Celtic buses with a stopping point close to their part of the stadium and cleared of home fans.
Half of Celtic’s ticket allocation is likely to go to sponsors leaving season ticket holders with an allocation of just over 300 tickets.