Dom McKay has marked his first day as Celtic CEO by announcing that the hoops have sold more Season Tickets than any other club in Scotland.
It doesn’t take long to realise that that comment was made for one club, across the city of Glasgow.
Since taking the capacity of the stadium up to 60,000 in 1998 Celtic have attracted bigger crowds, greater revenue and sold more Season Tickets than any other club. For more than a decade previously that boast belonged to Dave Murray at Ibrox.
On the Celtic website McKay said:
Yet again we have the highest number of season ticket holders in the country backing the team for the season ahead, a phenomenal figure which is quickly approaching sell-out.
With Peter Lawwell escorted off the premises with Liam Shaw as the only permanent signing of 2021 the spotlight is on McKay to deliver the signings that Ange Postecoglou needs to put a winning team on the park. Today’s Leigh Griffiths announcement certainly came as a surprise.
Having the highest number of Season Ticket holders brings additional pressure with close to 50,000 fans wanting a return to winning ways rather than leaving early as Ross County and St Mirren celebrate inside Celtic Park.