The Celtic Supporters Club owns two season tickets at Celtic Park. These allow us to attend every Scottish Premier League home games and give us the opportunity to purchase Champions League / Europa League tickets as well as some Scottish Cup tickets.
Every member of the Celtic Supporters Club Switzerland has the right to use the season tickets and attend the games. Active members get one to two free games a year depending of their membership preference while passive members have the opportunity to attend games at a preferential rate. Please check our membership topic for more details.
The tickets are located in the Jock Stein Stand: area 143, row G, seats 8 + 9 (marked on the stadium plan below with a red cross).
Who keeps our tickets?
Because it would have been sad to keep the tickets in a drawer here in Switzerland, waiting for a member to use them, we decided instead to let them in Scotland. They are safely kept by our dear friends Brian and Martin. Every time that a Swiss guy or girl wants to attend a game, we organise an appointment with Brian and Martin in a pub in Glasgow or directly at the stadium before the game where they can hand over our season tickets. Spending time with them is not only a pleasure but as well a great way for every newbie to learn more about the Celtic Football Club’s traditions and all aspects of the life in Scotland. They will even guide you through the safest streets of Glasgow and prevent you from naively showing your enthusiasm whilst starting to sing some Celtic songs when crossing a unionist area for example.
Due to the small size of our supporters club it is logical that our tickets aren’t regularly used by our members. It is indeed not possible for us to travel every weekend to Glasgow and therefore there are lots of games when our season tickets are not requested from us. We know how much Glaswegians love their football club and enjoy supporting it in the stadium. It was inconceivable for us to let the tickets at Martin’s place and thus waste two seats that someone else would have liked to occupy.
Anyone who travels to Glasgow would unfortunately notice that some parts of the city are quite deprived, that there are homeless people begging and that food banks collections are not a rare sight. Coming from Switzerland, we were sorry and shocked to see such scenes. We wanted to help but didn’t know how until the day we purchased the season tickets for the first time. We realised that they were not often used by our members and we then asked Brian and Martin if they could lend them to Celtic fans from deprived background who can’t financially afford to see games in the stadium. Martin got in touch with his local church and together, when no Swiss is in town, they try to make poor people’s life brighter for 90 minutes.
If they sometimes lend our tickets to friends who need a ticket for a special game and can pay something in exchange, the money is always given to charity or food banks.
The Celtic FC was founded in 1888 by Brother Walfrid, a religious man who wanted to reduce the poverty amongst the Irish immigrants in Glasgow. His idea was to create a football club to use the money generated for charity purposes. The club has perpetrated this charitable tradition throughout the years and we, at the CSC Switzerland, are proud to take part in that project too by lending our season tickets.
Art. 1: Normal Home matches
- a) Jimmy-Johnstone-Members can use 2 home match tickets per season for free. Each additional used ticket costs Fr. 15.00.
b) Henrik Larsson members can use 1 home match ticket per season for free. Each additional used ticket costs Fr. 15.00.
c) Passive members can use tickets for Fr. 30.00 each (instead of normally approx. Fr. 40.00).
d) In case of non-payment of the membership fee despite a reminder, the board may also charge active members Fr. 30.00 per ticket.
e) If no one from CSCS needs the tickets, they will be passed on by Martin or Brian in Scotland.
- Ticket requests should be addressed to a board member as early as possible. In principle, “first come first serve” applies. However, active members may be given preference in individual cases.
- Tickets that are not in the allocation of the corresponding ticket category must be paid to the CSC Switzerland account at the corresponding price within 10 days of confirmation of the reservation. Only in exceptional cases can the amount be paid to Martin or Brian on site.
- Tickets that are not included in the price of the season tickets (e.g. cup matches) must be paid for by the members at the original price. Such tickets are not included in the quota of a member class.
- In the event of repeated failure to meet the payment deadline, the Board reserves the right to give preference to other applicants. If reserved tickets are not needed, the Executive Board must be informed immediately.
- Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to social institutions (e.g. Foodbank).
Art. 2: League- and Cup Home matches against “The Rangers”
1. In order to give all active Members the opportunity to attend a match against “The Rangers” in a timely manner, the following rules will apply when allocating tickets:
a) As soon as the new fixture list for the coming season has been communicated by the SPFL, the Board will set the deadlines for applying for a Derby ticket. Likewise, when the final rounds or Cup pairings have been determined. The deadlines will be communicated to the members by mail in a timely manner.
b) If there are more than two applicants by the deadline, a draw will be made by the person responsible in the Board within a few days of the deadline, in accordance with the following rules.
c) Active members who have already had a ticket for a home match against “The Rangers” within 2 seasons must give preference to other members. This will always be calculated for 2 fixed seasons (i.e. season 2022/23 and 2023/24 etc.). After that everything will be set to “zero”.
2. If there are fewer applicants than tickets by the deadline, “first come first serve” shall apply from that point on.
3. In all other respects, the provisions of Art. 1 shall apply.
Art. 3: European Cup home matches (from group stage) & Cup matches at Hampden Park
- We will endeavour to organise tickets for these matches but cannot give any guarantee. We are dependent on Celtic’s ticketing policy in this regard.
- a) Once the match dates have been communicated by UEFA, SPFL and SFA respectively, the Board will set the deadlines for applying for a ticket. Deadlines will be communicated to members by email in a timely manner.
b) If there are more applicants than tickets by the deadline, a draw will be made by the person responsible in the Board within a few days of the deadline, in accordance with the following rules.
c) Active members who have already had a ticket for a European Cup home match (from the group stage onwards) within 2 seasons must give preference to other members in the allocation of these tickets. The same applies for Cup matches at Hampden Park. This will always be calculated for 2 fixed seasons (i.e. 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons etc.). After that everything will be set to “zero”.
d) Passive members may also apply for tickets, but will only be considered if there are no active members claiming tickets.
- If there are fewer applicants than tickets by the deadline, it will be “first come first serve” from that point on.
- Tickets are not included in the price of season tickets and must therefore be paid for by members at the original price. Such tickets are not included in the quota of a member class.
- In all other respects the provisions of Art. 1 shall apply.
Art. 4: General
- The Board shall have the discretion in the specific application and interpretation of these regulations.
- The Board may adjust these regulations in the event of an excessive increase in membership. Any changes shall be communicated immediately and shall be confirmed at the next General Assembly.
- The stadium rules of Celtic FC must be adhered to when using our tickets.
- If a season ticket is lost, the board must be informed immediately. Any costs for a replacement of the season ticket and on-site charges when obtaining a paper replacement ticket must be paid by the person who lost the ticket in question.
- These guidelines were issued in accordance with Art. 10 of the Statutes at the Annual General Assembly on 13 May 2023 and replace the previously valid versions.