CELTIC yesterday unveiled plans to build a hotel, museum and retail complex next to their Parkhead stadium, as hinted on CQN a few days ago.

The champions released images of the proposed development and announced they have made a proposal of application notice to Glasgow City Council.

The hotel would be based on London Road, outside the main stand of Celtic Park and across the road from the Emirates Arena – a velodrome and multi-sports arena originally constructed for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.680915539703eb242a9aa14971ef4caa.png

A club statement said: “The application is part of Celtic’s long-standing masterplan for the area, a vision which aims to deliver benefits to the club and our supporters and allow further regeneration of the East End of the city, something to which we are totally committed.

“This application represents only the first stage in this process. It is important to emphasise that considerable work and investment over a number of years would be required to bring this project to fruition.

“There would be a number of challenges to overcome to complete a development of this scale.

“Celtic aims to be a world-class football club in everything it does. We are pleased to have made significant investment in recent years to develop the stadium and public realm area for the benefit of our supporters.

“Any further development of this kind would be a hugely positive step for the club, for our supporters and for the local community.”

Celtic fans welcomed the news and there were some fantastic suggestions for the name of the hotel on social media last night. Not everyone was happy about the plans however. We’ll publish the best of the comments shortly, it will be well worth a read!
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