Hibs to pressure SPFL over tickets for Celtic Hampden clash after 17k sold

Hibs have confirmed they’ve sold their allocation of 17,500 tickets for the Premier Sports Cup final later this month and have vowed to put ‘increased pressure’ on the SPFL to give them more tickets for the Hampden clash.

The Easter Road side a 50/50 split for the showpiece final against Celtic and claim it is of “paramount importance” that they get more tickets for the 51,866-capacity national stadium.


Hibs players celebrate scoring against Rangers in the semi-final at Hampden (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

While critics will point to the relatively low number of tickets sold for their semi-final win, Hibs believe they are at least entitled to the chance of selling half the tickets before returning any unsold back to the SPFL to hand over to Celtic.

A statement from Hibs confirmed they’ve sold out their original allocation as well as insisting they have been in constant dialogue with the league over their allocation.

“We received in the region of 17,500 tickets for the game at Hampden Park, which will take place on Sunday 19 December and kick off at 15:00.” Hibs said.

“Knowing that we would sell out our full ticket allocation, we have constantly been engaged with the SPFL to gain more tickets. We think it’s of paramount importance that we receive a greater allocation for our supporters, and for sporting integrity.

“We are putting increased pressure on the SPFL and will update supporters as soon as we hear more.”

Hibs supporters will be housed in the west end of the ground and three sections in the south stand while Celtic have been allocated the east side of Hampden, plus sections in both the north and south stands.

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