A lot of things that fans ask for are silly or unreasonable.
A lot of them don’t make much sense. But there are some which make all the sense in the world, and those amongst the Celtic sites calling for us to implement a ticket exchange scheme … that’s smart.
It’s hard to believe, if we’re being honest, that Celtic hasn’t done this already. The club has taken such a proactive stand with fan engagement in recent years, and yet this is still lacking? It surprises me, it really does.
The principle behind this is simplicity; if you cannot use your season ticket, you can go onto an online forum – set up by the club – and trade it with someone or sell it on.
Or you could nominate a supporter’s bus or group and give it to them.
This works at other clubs.
It can work at Celtic.
But we pursue this perverse policy of not allowing tickets to be tradeable between people.
Hey, we know it happens. It’s always happened and it always will. But the club could put an official seal on it and create a system which lets folk who want to pass their ticket on do so in a controlled, monitored way.
Fans are facing increasing challenges, due to the cost of living crisis. A season ticket is a big investment, and if there are genuinely games where people can’t make it – work, family, other stuff – they should know that they won’t lose out if that arises. The club really could be doing more to help fans and for many this would.
I applaud and support giving this a push on behalf of the supporters.
The club has to be thinking about it. It has to be giving the matter active consideration. John Paul Taylor has taken this to the powers that be. It would be good to hear from them on it.
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