Dundee United’s game with Celtic this weekend will go ahead but thousands of Celtic fans will no longer be able to attend after the Arabs confirmed damage to the Jerry Kerr Stand caused by Storm Arwen has forced them to close it for repairs to be completed.
There were fears earlier in the week that the live Sky Sports clash would be postponed after winds caused damage to the roof at Tannadice but United have now confirmed that the risk posed to spectators meant they had no alternative but to close the stand completely.
2000 Celtic fans will have to get refunds – while United are currently not selling tickets for the Jerry Kerr Stand for their upcoming clash with Livingston at Tannadice.
“Following our statement earlier this week regarding the Storm Arwen damage to the Jerry Kerr Stand roof and having subsequently commissioned professional assessment of the damages, we have reluctantly taken the decision to close the Jerry Kerr Stand for Sunday’s fixture versus Celtic due to ongoing safety concerns.
“Work has been ongoing since the weekend in an attempt to ensure the stand could be used by spectators but due to the extent of the damage and concerns remaining regarding the risk to spectators, we have been advised by the structural engineering company in conjunction with Dundee City Council Building Standards to close the stand for this fixture.
“Celtic supporters who have been allocated tickets in this stand will receive a full refund.
“Celtic Football Club will manage the refund process and will communicate directly with those supporters affected.
“To this end, we thank all refunded supporters for their understanding and state clearly they should not travel to Tannadice for this game.”
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