CELTIC have confirmed there will a crowd limit of 24,500 for their first home Premiership game of the season against Dundee on Saturday, August 7.
The club received the green light from the local Safety Advisory Group that following a positive review of recent matches and associated protocols a larger number of followers will be permitted access to Parkhead.
Celtic also took the opportunity to thank the supporters for their assistance and co-operation in working within the established matchday protocols, something which has been crucial in delivering this increased attendance for the first home league match of the campaign.
Celtic chief executive Dom McKay said in a statement: “I would like to thank our fans for all the fantastic support they have given us in reaching these levels. I would also like to thank all our staff for their efforts and hard work in allowing us to reach this stage, as well as the Safety Advisory Group for all their co-operation.
“We will be doing all we can to work closely with the relevant authorities and welcome our fans back in even greater numbers in the coming weeks.”
The statement continued: “We ask that you continue to familiarise yourself with our new protocols for reduced capacity matches at Celtic Park – full details of which can be found on the Celtic website here.
“We want nothing more than to welcome as many fans back to the stadium as quickly as possible, and therefore appreciate your patience as we continue to work behind the scenes to make that happen.
“Please note, in the event that Celtic Park hosts a home European match this coming midweek, we will update supporters on agreed/confirmed attendances.”