We got sight of a couple of interesting stats in the last 24 hours. Sevco released their proposed season ticket prices for this season – £258 for adults. The Herald today told us they have sold 450 tickets, which would generate £116k.
For every 10,000 full price adult tickets Sevco sell they can expect an income of £2.58m. 40,000 sales would bring in just over £10m.
The cost Rangers faced to run a football club at Ibrox, before employing any staff whatsoever, has varied in recent seasons, but not dipped below £16m. On top of this Rangers employed around 200 non-playing staff plus dozens of players.
You see the size of the funding challenge Sevco face, made all the more difficult by what appears to be an almost weekly appearance of a distraction in the form of other parties wanting them to relinquish control. It’s almost as though the universe is conspiring to starve them of income. Their issues with the SFA will grab current headlines, but if these are resolved far greater challenges lie ahead.
Fans of all Scottish clubs are invited to contribute their thoughts on a variety of subjects, including policing, stewarding, the media, offensive chanting, and are asked for ideas to improve the supporter experience.
I have spoken to the researcher tasked with getting a perspective on this and he is keen to hear from as many Celtic fans as possible. It will take you around three minutes to complete the online survey, which you can do from here.