Hibs have only sold 6,000 tickets for their Betfred Cup semi-final against Celtic a week tomorrow.
The dismal form of Paul Heckingbottom’s side, a 5.30pm kick off and live television coverage of the match has combined to turn Hibbies off their semi-final date at Hampden.
Celtic have been given additional tickets for the West Stand, which have all sold out, with Hibs toiling to sell the remaining 4,500 tickets from their allocation.
Yesterday Leeann Dempster released an angry statement about handing tickets back but it still looks like there will be empty seats in the Hibs end while the SOLD OUT signs were put up yesterday at the Celtic Ticket Office.
The Daily Record reports:
Hibs have seen their allocation cut from 13,500 to just 10,500, leaving them with a remaining allocation of expensive premium seats that will be harder to sell off before their November 2nd clash with Celtic. So far, they have only sold around 6,000 seats in total.
Concession tickets are available for the North, West and East Stands but it seems that Hibs have been left with South Stand tickets priced at £30 to sell to fans that suddenly decide to go to Hampden.
When the two clubs met at Hampden in the 2017 semi-final there were less than 40,000 fans at the match after Hibs sold tickets for half of the North Stand with the West Stand virtually empty.