Celtic fans look like getting a cut-price ticket deal for their Scottish Cup semi-final next month.
Ticket pricing has still to be announced by Celtic but yesterday Hibs issued a statement complaining that the SFA had enforced prices of £35 and £25 for adult tickets.
Semi-final gate receipts have always been split four ways with the same pricing in place for both ties which will be played on consecutive days at Hampden.
Non-Season ticket holders generally pay around £50 for a ticket to the Glasgow derby, Celtic’s recent Europa Conference tie against Bodo Glimt was priced at £35 for the public sale. Most SPFL away tickets cost Celtic fans around £30.
At Hampden next month around 10,000 Celtic fans will be able to watch the semi-final for just £25 in the East Stand.
Announcing ticket prices of £35 for the North and South Stands and £25 for the East Stand, which is the areas Celtic will have the following day, Hibs stated:
After receiving the ticket information from the SFA, there were a number of long and strong conversations regarding the price and expense to our supporters. Our concerns were matched by Hearts as we stressed the point of making football affordable for everyone.
We completely understand how much it costs to be a football supporter and how expensive it is to follow your team up and down the country, especially in the current climate. We explained this in detail to the SFA, however, they have not moved on their decision, which is incredibly disappointing and has caused us great frustration.
A ballot will be held among fans on the Home Ticket Scheme for Celtic’s allocation of tickets which is likely to leave around 30,000 Season Ticket holders disappointed.
With the match taking place on Easter Sunday many pubs and hotels will already be booked up although additional television screens are likely to appear.
CLICK HERE for SFA announcement.