Kieran Maguire: Celtic in line for £15m windfall after McKay reveal in Rangers blow
Celtic currently have “bragging rights” over rivals Rangers when it comes to selling season tickets.
That is according to finance boffin Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about comments made by new Parkhead chief executive Dominic McKay.
In an email to supporters relayed by Glasgow Live on 1st July, McKay revealed that Celtic had surpassed 50,000 season ticket sales.
Rangers meanwhile revealed via their official website in June that they had sold all of their 45,000 season tickets.
Maguire told this site in April that Celtic typically make up to 15million more than Rangers in matchday income over the course of a non-Covid season.
And the spreadsheet guru articulated the special relationship Hoops supporters have with their club and its effect on ticket sales.
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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “For Celtic fans, attending Celtic Park is part of their upbringing,
“It’s part of their history, their heritage and they’d be loathe to give that up.
“The relationship between a fan and a football club is a bit like a relationship between a parent and a child. You don’t always like them, but you will always love them.
“Also, what they don’t want to do is give Rangers fans bragging rights.
“Rangers have sold 45,000 and Dominic McKay claims that Celtic have sold 50,000. So therefore they still have bragging rights in terms of that.“
The season ticket figures are affected by the size of the two Glasgow clubs’ stadiums.
Ibrox holds approximately 52,000 spectators while Celtic Park seats just over 60,000.
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