Rangers and Celtic have both being given attendance boosts ahead of their games at Ibrox and Parkhead respectively. Rangers will have 6,000 extra tickets available for sale totaling a total of 23,000 tickets available for season ticket holders. There has been a steady increase in the number of fans in attendance for their friendly matches with 12,500 fans for the victory over Real Madrid at the weekend.
Celtic will have 24,500 fans for their opening game against Dundee but they will have no fans allowed for their first away game. The standard attendance for outside events under the restrictions set by the Scottish government is 2000 but organizers can contact the authorities for higher attendance.
“I would like to thank our fans for all the fantastic support they have given us in reaching these levels.” Chief executive Dom McKay said after Rangers and Celtic were allowed easy restrictions. “I would also like to thank all our staff for their efforts and hard work in allowing us to reach this stage, as well as the Safety Advisory Group for all their co-operation. We will be doing all we can to work closely with the relevant authorities and welcome our fans back in even greater numbers in the coming weeks.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declared herself “optimistic” that Scotland remained on course to do so on August 9 after daily case numbers continued to fall. there has also been a steady fall in the number of people treated in hospitals all over Scotland.