41 Facts About Celtic Park

1. Celtic Park was used for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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2. Celtic Park is an all-seated bowl stadium, although the ground is split into four geographic sections, officially known as the North, Jock Stein, Lisbon Lions (East) and Main (South) Stands.

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3. Celtic Park was in a bad financial position in the early 1990s and no major work was carried out until Fergus McCann took control of the club in March 1994.

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4. Celtic Park have a pathway for female players, from eleven years old upwards.

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5. In May 2012, Celtic Park were rated 37th in Brand Finance's annual valuation of the world's biggest football clubs.

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6. Celtic Park have been ranked in the Deloitte Football Money League six times.

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7. Celtic Park were formed in 1887, and in 1897 the club became a Private Limited Company with a nominal share capital of 5000 shares at £1 each.

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8. On 9 August 2011 Celtic Park held a testimonial match in honour of former player John Kennedy.

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9. The most notable and successful was Belfast Celtic Park, formed in 1891 simply as Celtic.

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10. In 2004, Celtic Park launched their own digital TV channel called Celtic TV, which was available in the UK through Setanta Sports on satellite and cable platforms.

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11. In 1965, Celtic Park began publishing its own newspaper, The Celtic View, now the oldest club magazine in football.

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12. On 23 October 2017, Celtic Park fans were awarded with the FIFA Fan Award for their tifo commemorating the 50th anniversary of the club's European cup win.

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13. Celtic Park fans were placed third, the only British supporters on the list, with the magazine highlighting their rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone before the start of European ties at Celtic Park.

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14. In 2003 Celtic Park were estimated to have a fan base of nine million people, including one million in the USA and Canada.

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15. In 1984 Celtic Park took up shirt sponsorship for the first time, with Fife-based double glazing firm CR Smith having their logo emblazoned on the front of the team jersey.

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16. In 1903, Celtic Park adopted their now famous green and white hooped tops.

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17. Celtic Park celebrated their 125th anniversary in November 2012, the same week as their Champions League match against Barcelona.

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18. In 1998, under Dutchman Wim Jansen Celtic Park won the title again and prevented Rangers from beating Celtic's 9-in-a-row record.

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19. Celtic Park have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, and the clubs are known as the Old Firm, seen by some as the world's biggest football derby.

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20. Celtic Park established themselves within Scottish football, winning six successive league titles during the first decade of the 20th century.

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21. Celtic Park is located about two miles east of Glasgow's city centre in the Parkhead area.

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22. Celtic Park reopened in 1995 with a newly built North Stand.

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23. Celtic Park set its unofficial record attendances in 1938 when 92,000 spectators came to see the Old Firm.

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24. Celtic Park boss has recently called for VAR and full-time referees but he believes it would help under-fire officials if the authorities brought in whistlers from beyond our borders.

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25. In June 2015, Celtic Park received safety approval for a proposal to install rail seating.

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26. In September 2011, Celtic Park started a feasibility study into creating a safe standing section in Celtic Park.

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27. Celtic Park have considered the possibility of increasing the capacity of Celtic Park by redeveloping the Main Stand.

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28. In February 2017, Celtic Park published plans for a hotel and museum development in an area of land between the Main Stand and London Road.

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29. Celtic Park reopened with a friendly against Newcastle on 5 August 1995, with the new 26,970-capacity North Stand and the existing 7,850-capacity Main Stand in place.

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30. All of this work meant that Celtic Park had more covered terracing than any other stadium in Britain, except Wembley.

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31. Celtic Park was in a poor financial position in the early 1990s and no major work was carried out until Fergus McCann took control of the club in March 1994.

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32. Celtic Park was formed in November 1887 and the first Celtic Park was opened in the Parkhead area in 1888.

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33. Celtic Park sits adjacent to the A74, near to the M74 and M8 motorways.

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34. Celtic Park has been used for concerts by The Who, Bryan Adams (1992), Prince (1992) and U2 (1993).

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35. Celtic Park has been a home venue for the Scotland national football team over 20 times, the most of any ground apart from the national stadium, Hampden Park.

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36. Celtic Park was an oval stadium, but has been converted to a rectangular stadium.

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37. Celtic Park was immediately successful, attracting record gate receipts and an attendance of 45,107 for the Scotland v England game in the 1894 British Home Championship.

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38. The new Celtic Park was opened on 20 August 1892 with a match against Renton.

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39. The original Celtic Park was built at the north east junction of Springfield Road and London Road in Parkhead by a volunteer workforce within six months of formation.

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40. Celtic Park has often been used as a venue for Scotland internationals and Cup Finals, particularly when Hampden Park has been unavailable.

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41. Celtic Park is a football stadium in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, and is the home ground of Celtic Football Club.

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