No more tickets available to Irish fans, says SFA boss

Scottish Football Association president Campbell Ogilvie has reiterated that there will be no more tickets made available to Republic of Ireland supporters for the upcoming European Championship qualifier against Scotland at Celtic Park.

The FAI is unhappy with their allocation of 3,209 tickets for the Group D match on November 14 and Ogilvie was asked if there was any wriggle room with regards tickets for the Irish fans.

“No,” he said. “At the moment the game is almost a sell-out, that’s where we are.

“We are working with hundreds of tickets in the restricted view areas.

“There are no other tickets that we can issue to the Republic of Ireland.

“From the outset we gave them the percentage requirement through the Uefa rules. There is no room for manoeuvre.”

Asked about the possibility of Irish fans getting their hands on tickets for other parts of the stadium, Ogilvie said: “We’ll manage the situation. I think there are two things here.

“There is a possibility that some Irish fans have bought tickets in some areas of the ground.

“We’ll work with authorities to make sure there is no issues. I think we’ve got to look at the positives.

“I’d like to think that we have supporters from both teams who can come to a game together.

“When we go abroad it’s not unusual for our supporters to be scattered around the stadium and there are no problems there so I would like that to see transmitted back here for the Republic game.

“But, as regards tickets for Irish supporters, there is no wriggle room.”


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