Scottish Premiership football club Celtic has announced plans to establish a new fan zone near to its Celtic Park home stadium.
According to Scottish newspaper the Evening Times, Celtic is hoping to purchase land from Glasgow City Council in Janefield Street for the venture.
The land, which the council has owned since 1945, has been derelict for some time and the club is keen to transform this into a disabled parking area, with the new fan zone to be positioned opposite.
Should the deal go through, the newspaper said that the land will be subject to an ‘overage clause’, whereby the council receives cash generated from any sell-on or favourable planning consent that would generate income.
Fan zones are a common feature at many football stadia in the UK and across Europe, with English Premier League clubs Manchester City and Liverpool having set up similar areas in recent years.
Celtic Park, located in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, has serves as home to Celtic since 1897. The stadium has a capacity of 60,411, including a ‘safe-standing’ area where fans are permitted to stand when watching matches.
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