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Celtic updates on £4m stadium improvements

Scottish Premiership champion Celtic has released a progress report on work at its Celtic Park home stadium, which is currently undergoing £4m (€4.6m/$5.3m) worth of upgrades.

Revealed last month, the project has been designed to further enhance the club’s presence in the football world, as well as establish Celtic Park as one of the top venues in Europe.

Celtic has committed £2.3m in funding to a new entertainment system, which, according to the Daily Record newspaper, will offer a light and sound show similar to that of Dutch Eredivisie club Ajax at its Amsterdam ArenA.

Other work includes installing a £1.3m state-of-the-art hybrid playing surface, which will help the club deal with harsh weather in the winter months.

In addition, new plastics panels are being placed on the outside of both the Jock Stein and Lisbon Lions stands, while various upgrades are being made to the roof on the main stand.

All work is due to be completed in time for the 2018-19 season.

Speaking last month, a Celtic insider said: “The club is in great shape and only going in one direction.

“The new investment and stadium additions continues progression and will make Celtic Park the country’s best sporting venue and one of the best in Europe.”

These improvements come after Celtic recently transformed the Celtic Way area outside the stadium, while the club is also keen to press ahead with plans to build a hotel and museum at the venue.

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