Date: 14th February 2020 at 12:24pm
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A report in The Sun claims that Celtic fans can buy tickets for next month’s Glasgow derby at Ibrox for £699.

Since September 2018 the allocation of tickets for visiting supporters at the fixture has been reduced to just 800 making the tickets incredibly hard to obtain.

Only Celtic fans that have been to all away matches, with the exception of Ibrox and Pittodrie, plus one European away match go into the ballot for an Ibrox tickets.

A small part of the allocation is held back for staff and sponsors but with 50,000 season ticket holders demand far outstrips supply.

Ticket touting relies on that equation with The Sun reporting:

SunSport was able to find VIP packages for the Ibrox fixture being sold for £1,518.76 each on one of them, without specifying what the packages actually included.

While three more websites have priced the tickets they have in stock differently depending on whether customers purchase briefs for the home or away ends.

On two of these, Rangers fans are being asked to fork out £650 each and Celtic supporters are being charged £699 each. While the third is selling them at £617.50 and £664.05 respectively.

Another site is slightly cheaper than the others but requires the briefs to bought in pairs at a price of £519.88 each. The same company will sell single tickets to supporters of both clubs at the more expensive price of £550.47.

Tickets for the September Ibrox match cost £49 but with Odsonne Edouard and Jonny Hayes scoring it was money well spent for the visitors.

The fixture will be reversed after the split with a date still to be decided.