Celtic Park, also known as ‘Parkhead’ is a football stadium that is home to Celtic Football Club, the stadium is situated in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, Scotland. Celtic were formed in 1887 to alleviate hardship within the city’s Irish community, the first Celtic Park was opened in 1888 in Parkhead. The club moved to a different site a short time after but returned to the Parkhead area where an oval-shaped stadium was developed with vast terraced areas, enabling a record attendance to be set in 1938 seeing 83,500 turns up to watch the Glasgow derby. Over the years the stadium has been redeveloped, most notably in the 1990s due to the Taylor Report. The stadium underwent a four-year redevelopment from 1994-1998, with three sides redeveloped to a two-tiered seated terrace and the main stand kept to one tier. The stadium now holds 60,441 and is used for some Scottish international games and concerts as well as Celtic games.
Celtic Park is situated around two miles east of Glasgow city centre. The stadium is accessible by the bus system from the city centre, the 43, 61, 62 and 63 all travel from the city centre area towards the stadium. Alternatively, you can get a train from ‘Glasgow Central’ to ‘Dalmarnock’ which is a five-minute walk away from the stadium. You can park in the stadium's car park on non match day if travelling by car otherwise parking can be limited on match days.
Opening Times and Admission
Celtic play a minimum of 19 home games in a season, tickets are available for most of these games from the ticket office at Parkhead or online. The other way to visit the stadium is by going on the stadium tour, these run every day of the week at 11 am, 12 pm, 1.45 pm, and 2.30pm and last around 90 minutes; the tour costs £8.50.