Celtic and Rangers reach away allocation agreement for next season

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Scottish Premiership clubs Celtic and Rangers have come to an agreement that will see ticket allocations of around 5% provided for away supporters from next season.

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), which operates the top four competitions and domestic cups, has engaged with the two clubs to reach the new agreement for all SPFL matches.

Effective from the 2024-25 Scottish Premiership season, the allocation will be subject to all necessary requirements being satisfied at both Rangers’ 50,000-capacity Ibrox Stadium (pictured) and Celtic’s 60,000-capacity Celtic Park.

Celtic and Rangers are bitter rivals, and have a long history around away allocations. Rangers cut Celtic’s allocation in 2018, with the club responding in the same manner. Since this move, away allocations have been chopped and changed as the spat continued between the clubs.

Some 7,000 away supporters attended each league derby before 2018, according to the BBC.

There are two remaining Premiership derbies in the current campaign, where there will be no away fans in attendance. The first will be this weekend (April 7) when Rangers host Celtic at Ibrox.