CELTIC will receive the lion’s share of tickets for the Scottish Cup Final against Inverness Caley Thistle at Hampden on Saturday June 3.

The exact amount of how many briefs in the 51,800 capacity stadium will be handed over to the champions will be revealed once a kick-off time for the showpiece showdown is confirmed.

The Highlanders are set to be offered up to 10,000 tickets for the game. They had 4,000 followers at the national stadium for the 3-0 win over Falkirk in the semi-final at the weekend, as theĀ Scottish Sun reported.

RHAPSODY IN GREEN…Celtic players line up before kick-off in the 1-0 derby victory in the Scottish Cup semi-final at the weekend.

Official ticket allocations for the Hoops and the Championship outfit will be known once a starting time has finally been decided following discussions between the SFA, the clubs, broadcasters BBC Scotland and Viaplay plus Police Scotland.

The kick-off time for the grand finale with Ange Postecoglou’s men on the brink of a glorious treble was expected to be the traditional 3pm commencement.

However, that could be switched to avoid a clash with the English Cup Final at Wembley between the Manchester clubs, City and United, which is on the same day, as CQN reported yesterday.

Police authorities are also known to favour an early commencement if there is a switch from 3pm.

NATIONAL HERO…captain Callum McGregor with the backing of the Celtic support at Hampden as Celtic clinch a place in the Scottish Cup Final next month.

That could see a 12.15pm, 12.30pm or 1pm start. A tea-time kick-off – 5pm or 5.30pm – is also seen as an alternative option.

The Hoops hierarchy are understood to have voiced concerns over fan travel issues, with many supporters scheduled for ferries over the Irish Sea and flights from far from elsewhere fully expecting a 3pm kick-off. Final confirmation of a starting time is expected within the next few days.

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