Ever since Rangers were relegated both teams haven’t met even once. It’s been less than three years, but seems like so long. No wonder fans have stormed the ticket office to be part of Old Firm game no. 400.
The symbolic Old Firm game number 400 will take place in a fitting location – neutral national stadium at Hampden Park. Celtic and Rangers will meet in the League Cup semifinal on February 1 and though The Bhoys are formally hosts, Rangers were allocated 21,000 tickets. This means both sides can hope for similar representation in the stands.
But who exactly will represent them? Apparently everyone would want to. Rangers opened their sales today, but the queue started forming on Monday. By opening time hundreds of people were waiting, later joined by those who didn’t manage to buy theirs online due to system error.
Several hours of waiting is still a privilege as Rangers only allowed full-price season-ticket holders to buy their Old Firm entry cards today. One could buy not more than two tickets to prevent touting.
And with the extremely high demand touts are already active. One online ticket reseller offers the regular £35 ticket to see Celtic for nearly £250, while some Rangers fans on club messageboards were seen offering even more to be part of the game.