The Celtic Star’s Seaon Ticket Article Gives A Welcome Update On Our Sales Numbers.

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The Celtic Star has posted a very welcome piece today on the uptake in the number of season tickets at Celtic Park.

Their sources in and around the club are generally good ones.

If their story is accurate today – and I believe it will be – we’ve sold at least as many tickets for the coming campaign as Sevco has and the club is confident of hitting last season’s numbers.

I wrote earlier on about the importance of this; Celtic needs to generate high numbers of ticket sales if we’re to maintain the strength of the squad at the current time.

If we’re managing to hit that mark then we’re in very good shape going forward.

As I said earlier, there will be some difficulties.

Things are not going to be smooth sailing, not with this crisis still ongoing and the enormous difficulties inherent in trying to get fans back into grounds.

But there are measures, and precautions, which could make that process somewhat easier; making face coverings mandatory, for example, would go a long way towards easing people’s minds although it would have to come with serious changes to social distancing regulations.

The 2-meter rule, which the Scottish Government has wisely maintained until they consult properly with the scientists, makes it impossible.

Even a 1-meter rule though means that we’re still a long way from seeing a full Celtic Park.

When that will change God alone knows … a vaccine or effective treatment would be needed before then I think.

All we can do is get behind our club until things become a little clearer.

Good season ticket sales would go a long way towards securing our strength for the coming campaign.

The faith the fans have shown in the club will be rewarded.

I understand that there are still questions supporters want answers to, such as how the Virtual Season Ticket will work in homes where more than one person is a Celtic Park season ticket holder, but the club is working that stuff out and determined to come up with a solution … they are entitled to ask that we have give them a little space whilst they do so.

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