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13 Apr 2019 14:41:15
Waiting list/ Stadium Expansion
With the news that we have 10,000 on the season ticket waiting list got me thinking:
Rebuild the main stand to the size of the north stand, loss those 10,000 seats for 1 season and build new 30,000 seater stand to increase to capacity to 80,000.
I don't think initially we could fill the stadium for run of the mill games so would keep capacity to 60,000 for regular league games.

Sell out 1 x euro qualifier and 3 x group games, 2 x Glasgow derbies plus 2 sellouts for flag day and league decider.
Those 8 games X 20,000 extra fans x £30 ticket = £4.8 Million per season.
Build more corporate boxes and function rooms, £1.2 Million per season.
That brings in additional £6 million per season.

Upgrade dressing rooms and access to meet Euro final criteria and get a final at CP. Value to Celtic?
Estimate at say £1 million cost per 1,000 seats, total cost for new 30,000 starter stand = £30 Million,
Plus loss of revenue during construction phase £3 Million.

Outlay and Losses £33 Million.
Extra £6 Million per season means it's Paid off in just over 5 years.
Then it's all additional revenue for years to come.
We could also get sponsors for the new stand.

This would take us out of reach domestically and would help keep us competitive in Europe.
We should tap into our main advantage over all other teams, our support base is massive!

I know it's " back of fag packets" but can't be far away, what's your thoughts on this?

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13 Apr 2019 15:49:30
I'd like it if it worked. However we rarely have a full stadium as it is.

Even then u have fans leaving with 30 mins to go.

Literally saw thousands leave in the last old firm game when it was tied.

Why even bother leaving the house?

13 Apr 2019 16:01:10
The potential is there with plenty of space to work with.
Once the hotel project is finished and is bringing in profit, then maybe they can look at expanding the capacity, with your figures it makes sense.

13 Apr 2019 20:23:50
I like your thinking RP. I might be inclined to increase to 70000 as there would still be a demand for the additional seats. 80000 might be a step too far.

13 Apr 2019 21:49:31
all of a sudden we hear of this expansion, the real drivers behind this is the orcs who want our stand to be listed so we can't expand to the capacity we are capable of. let there crumble dome collapse with there team and support but leave our institution to flurish. HAIL HAIL.

14 Apr 2019 09:43:44
There is only a huge demand for ST's at the moment because we're getting close to 10. After the 10 you will find the demand will go down again and an 80,000 stadium would be ridiculous .

14 Apr 2019 12:43:00
Sounds good on paper. But we barely get 50k every week 😂. Stadiums half empty on cup games. We can’t guarantee European football. We need to improve our footballing side of things before anything.

15 Apr 2019 15:12:11
Stevie, As I said, keep run of mill games at 60,000, that keeps the core season tickets holders demand in place, open new top parts of the new stand when we can sell them out, we also have clever marketing people and I am sure they could come up with initiatives like family tickets that’s gets more kids in and builds up the next generations a Celtic supporters.
Year on year we will fall further behind the big 4 leagues, We have to tap into our uniquely massive fan base and turn fans into supporters.

Anyway, game day, so Hail Hail😁.



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