Celtic Park (Parkhead)
|Renovations||1898, 1929, 1994-1998|
|Record attendance||92 975 (Celtic - Rangers, 1938)|
|Design||Archibald Leitch (1929), Percy Johnson-Marshall Associates (1994-98)|
|Contractor||Miller Construction Ltd (1994-98)|
|Address||18 Kerrydale St, Glasgow, G40 3RE|
Description: Celtic Park
The original Celtic Park was raised in 6 months thanks to voluntary work as the first location of Celtic, just after the club’s establishment in 1888. However due to rental fees increasing 9 times within just 3 years, the club decided to relocate and bought land on the opposite side of the road. That is where the current stadium stands to this day.
The quality gap between old and new was big enough for one journalist to call it paradise which was soon adapted by fans as a nickname that is still used today. Although it consisted only of terracing, capacity was impressive for a 4-year old club – 40,000. Even more impressive as it was also built by volunteers.
It became a historical first football ground ever to have a 2-tiered stand already in 1898. That made capacity rise to 63,000. It didn’t last, though, as fire consumed this part of the ground in 1927. That’s when the most important architect of all British sports stadia, Archibald Leitch, started working on delivering a new main stand. It was ready in 1929 and despite several revamps (like changing the red brick façade in 1988) still stands today. Ironically, in the place of World’s first two-tiered stand now there is only one tier, while other parts of the ground have two levels.
In 1990’s the largest redevelopment so far took place with all 3 “non-Leitch” stands being rebuilt to raise capacity over the 60,000 level once more, this time with seating only. As it is the largest football-specific venue in Scotland, it is the most frequent replacement for Hampden Park when it comes to hosting national cup finals or national team games.
Glasgow: Celtic running the most expensive stadium upgrade so far
In terms of actual cost it's not a major project, however it's the biggest set of changes at Celtic Park since the stadium was completed in 1998. £4 million will go into LED lighting, hybrid field and other changes.
Glasgow: Scotland to lose its national stadium?
In two years the lease runs out and Scotland's football games might move to another venue. That's what supporters want but is it something the Scottish FA would accept?
Glasgow: Celtic's hotel given the green light
£18-million development beside Celtic Park has been given the go-ahead from Glasgow City Council and with no objections filed, the club has 3 years to break ground.
Glasgow: Celtic reveal plans for stadium, museum and megastore
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!
Glasgow: Celtic to build a hotel at Parkhead?
Thanks to the Champions League financial boost Celtic may submit planning application for a hotel at their stadium in Glasgow. £30 million might make the difference needed, according to Daily Mail.
Glasgow: Celtic’s standing section began growing
First RailSeats installed, soon 3,000 will be made available to Celtic fans as they prepare to a derby opening their Premiership season.
Glasgow: Celtic awaits its safe standing debut
Seats removed, now the concrete stands await rails ahead of new Premiership season. As fans line up for their season tickets, Celtic awaits the return of standing places at Parkhead.
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Scotland: Celtic to install safe standing
Celtic have been granted permission to install “safe standing” and become the first professional club in the United Kingdom to move away from traditional seated areas within football stadiums.
Glasgow: Scotland fan killed in tragedy at Celtic Park
22-year-old Nathan died after being transferred to hospital last night. He fell down a concrete staircase at Celtic Park as he was leaving the ground after 1:0 victory over Ireland.
Glasgow: Celtic want safe standing, authorities are unsure
Celtic has been denied the chance to create a safe standing section this week. Local Safety Advisory Group (SAG) advised to reach out to Scottish Government. But it’s the government who sent them to SAG…
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Glasgow: Commonwealth Games kick off
Celtic Park will host the opening ceremony of 2014 Commonwealth Games tonight as 71 nations start their battle for supremacy. Celtic on the other hand had to leave their home for at least one major game.
Champions League: Celtic forced to play in Edinburgh?
Should ‘The Bhoys’ win Scottish Premier League title, and any other scenario would be a surprise, they will fight for Champions League spot. But qualifying games coincide with 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow…
Glasgow: Parkhead and Ibrox to host top Scottish Cup games
With national Hampden Park closed for redevelopment semifinals and final are to be held at Ibrox and Celtic Park, respectively. Should Celtic reach the final, it would be the very first time in 101 years that any Scottish club would play the last game at its own ground, BBC reports.
Glasgow: Celtic to introduce safe standing
'It's time' – seems to be the motto at Parkhead as Celtic declare will to change some of their seating into safe standing. Law allows every club of the Scottish Premier League to do that, but no stadium operator introduced standing so far.
Glasgow: Celtic put ultras relocation on hold
Despite already announcing the closure of Section 111 at Celtic Park, the club has now agreed to let the Green Brigade ultras retain their spot. Future decisions will however be made on a match-by-match analysis.
Glasgow: Celtic close Section 111
With arguable safety fears still being raised by Celtic, the club decided to close Section 111, occupied by ultras from the Green Brigade. Fans themselves consider this ‘pathetic’ and drastic in regard to the ‘trivial and harmless’ concerns.
Glasgow: Celtic threatens fans with Section 111 closing
UEFA will look into the actions of Celtic supporters as three fireworks were set off on Tuesday. Celtic already threatened to close the ultras section, but not for the same reason. Club’s fears concern actions that are considered very decent support in other countries.
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