By Alex Taylor
Celtic have opened a new 2,600 person capacity standing section in their first home game under Brendan Rodgers.
Rail seating has been installed in the north-east corner of Celtic Park and fans populated the area for Saturday’s 2-1 friendly win over Wolfsburg.
The move comes after the Scottish giants were granted a standing licence in June last year by Glasgow City Council.
Scotland is not bound by the law that banned standing areas in the top two divisions in England in 1994, following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.
“This is another step in the redevelopment of Celtic Park,” said Celtic TV . “This is an exciting development for fans reared on the songs and stories from the old Celtic Park and the iconic Jungle. But it’s also a major step forward in improving the safety and security of supporters.”
The Bhoys have implemented the plans on the eve of Rangers return to the top tier of Scottish football for the first time in four years.
The new supporters area will give fans the chance to support their team which now includes young starlet Moussa Dembele.
The Hoops will need all the support they can get at Parkhead as they prepare to fight to overturn the one nill loss to Lincoln Red Imps in their Champions League qualification tie this week.
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