Already now they’re Scotland’s most powerful football club. How are others supposed to compete, when Celtic can afford to build their own hotel? A valid question to ask!
Back in November we informed you that Celtic are considering adding a hotel to their stadium, largely thanks to their Champions League group stage revenue. Now that plan got more solid as they’ve revealed renderings of what the hotel could look like.
Placed just west of the stadium, this oddly shaped complex would comprise a hotel with up to 200 rooms, new club megastore, Celtic museum and modern ticket office.
The club have filed first documents to the Glasgow city council. Not a planning application yet, first a ‘proposal of application’ notice. The application is part of Celtic’s long-standing masterplan for the area, a vision which aims to deliver benefit to the Club and our supporters and allow further re-generation of the East End of the city, something to which we are totally committed.
As the club’s statement reads: “This application represents only the first stage in this process. It is important to emphasise that considerable work and investment over a number of years would be required to bring this project to fruition. There would be a number of challenges to overcome to complete a development of this scale.”
While supporters of The Bhoys can surely be happy about their team’s plans, fans of other teams might not share the joy. As columnist Neil Cameron of The Heralds wrote today: “How is anyone expected to challenge an already rich club that can built in a posh hotel in the car park?”. Indeed!