Celtic are set to splash the cash on a multi-million deal to upgrade the facilities at Celtic Park in a bid to bring their stadium in line with some of European football’s elite sides, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim on their website that the Hoops chiefs are looking at investing a total of £4million at Parkhead over a variety of different elements.
It is stated that £2.3million will be spent on a new sound and lighting system similar to those in place at Dutch giants Ajax’s Amsterdam Arena and German heavyweights Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena, to heighten the experience for big games.
Meanwhile another £1.3million is reportedly said to cover the cost of the new hybrid pitch being installed, with other improvements being made around the ground.
Football Insider verdict
There is little doubt that on big days at Parkhead, such as Champions League fixtures or derbies against fierce rivals Rangers, the atmosphere is one of the most ferocious around – which begs the questions as to why they need to improve the facilities. A fancy sound and light system might help for if concerts are held at Celtic Park but should that really be a priority? There really is little need to try and improve the match day experience, for anyone who has visited knows just what the Celtic faithful bring home and away. Whether this is money that can be used on more important footballing matters is not said but if that is the case, then it is a poorly judged move from the board, and not what the fans really want to be hearing. Still, a new pitch, far beyond the quality of those of their rivals, might help the club go on to pick up yet more domestic success with consummate ease.
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