At long last, the club have announced the details for season ticket renewals which is hopefully nothing like last campaign and fans can get into Celtic Park first and foremost.
Although, the manner of the tweet was eh.....something. But then haven’t Celtic been quite surreal for the last fourteen months anyway ?
We had hoped to have announced the Manager before providing this update, however we must now begin the renewal process to allow us to prepare for a phased and safe return to Celtic Park for our supporters.— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 26, 2021
Thank You for your support #CelticFC ⚪️ #OneClubSince1888
If you get past the mortifying announcement style, the update reads:
Celtic’s Season Ticket holders during the past year have shown tremendous commitment to the Club, standing by us during a pandemic which has changed all our lives, supporting the Club at a time we needed you most – this is something we will always remember and will always be hugely appreciative of.
We are truly sorry you have not been able to join us at Celtic Park and sorry we have not been able to deliver the further success which your support has deserved. We understand how difficult this year has been for you and understand the disappointment you have felt, it is something shared by us all at the Club.
We had hoped to have announced the Manager before providing this update, and we do intend to finalise the appointment of the next Celtic Manager shortly, however we have been encouraged by the recent announcement of crowds at sporting events across Scotland this summer.
Whilst we cannot guarantee any supporter return to Celtic Park at this stage, with our first home match of the new season being on Saturday, July 17, we must now begin the renewal process to allow us to prepare for a phased and safe return for our supporters.
Thank You - Celtic delivers £50 gift voucher to each and every Season Ticket holder
Across our history, our success has been earned and our reputation built on the shared belief that together, we are greater than the sum of our parts. We are proud to be One Club, since 1888.
As a thank you to our Season Ticket holders and in recognition of your phenomenal commitment during such a difficult year, the Club is pleased to announce that each and every Season Ticket holder from last season will receive a £50 retail gift voucher. The gift voucher can be used online or in-store to purchase any items, including adidas products, kit and official signed memorabilia.
All of our 50,000 + Season Ticket holders will be sent the £50 gift voucher by post - meaning each supporter, regardless of concession price, even kids under 13 who have £50 Season Tickets, will all receive, individually, a £50 gift voucher.
Please see our FAQs for further details on the gift voucher including how and when you’ll receive it.
Season Ticket prices frozen. Additional benefits, including new features announced for the coming season
Looking ahead to next season, we are also pleased to announce that the prices of all Standard Season Tickets have been frozen. For the 13th successive year under 13s tickets remain at £50, a commitment to creating the next generation of Celtic fans & supporting Celtic families.
Your Season Ticket will include 21 matches either in person or virtually via the Pass to Paradise, including all home SPFL league games and for this season:
Our home friendly match against Preston North End at Celtic Park on Saturday, July 17
Our UEFA Champions League Qualifying Match at Celtic Park (Q2) in July
Season Ticket renewals are on sale now, with no change to pricing and with a range of exciting additional benefits for the coming season.
These benefits include some brand new features which we hope will be popular with supporters and recognise your fantastic support:
- 3 Pre-season friendlies from the pre-season camp on the Pass to Paradise including Charlton Athletic and Bristol City.
- An additional pre-season friendly at Celtic Park in person or on the Pass to Paradise: Saturday, July 24 West Ham United
- Free entry to a First Team Training Day at Celtic Park once the COVID 19 restrictions allow
- Free entry to an SWPL Women’s Match at Celtic Park once the COVID 19 restrictions allow
- 20% off of Celtic Park Stadium Tours
- 20% off food at the No.7 Restaurant on non-match days
- 10% off Celtic Soccer Academy Skills Schools
- The Digital Match Programme for every SPFL home league match of the season
- Entry into a monthly draw to receive signed merchandise from the first team squad
Season Tickets are available to renew online now and as we look ahead to the coming season our commitment to you is that your investment in the Club will continue to be used to invest in the squad and to build a team which can achieve success both at home and in Europe.
We are encouraged by the recent announcement of crowds at sporting events across Scotland this summer including at Hampden, Murrayfield and on Glasgow Green. Celtic has been at the forefront of the effort to get our supporters back with us and now as we return to normality we are preparing to welcome you home to Celtic Park.
Our Club was born in adversity, raised in defiance and defined by no other. With our own standards and own values – we always have been and always will be a Club open to all. Now we have a real chance to start afresh, to work together and once again create a Club built for the future, a Club built to last.
Thank you for your fantastic support. It is greatly appreciated and we will do all we can to bring back success.
The support have one burning question from that announcement and it’s fair enough, simply, WHY have we went ahead with this before getting a manager in the door ?
It’s now over 90 days since Lennon left the managerial position and still, we haven’t permanently appointed a replacement. I’d like to think it’s been smoothly handled behind the scenes but this is Celtic and the reality is, the opposite of that is probably a more realistic scenario.
Yet again, there’s rumblings that it’ll be Friday or Monday for an appointment, but once more, who can predict a thing at Celtic right now when what should have been a positive and engaging piece of news today turned into yet another PR disaster.
If anything, at least we’ve been consistent on that front!