Traffic warning ahead of Celtic Champions league game

Celtic fans.
Celtic fans.

Champions League football is heading to Glasgow tonight (Wednesday, September 28) as Celtic FC welcome Manchester City to Celtic Park.

As always, the priority for Police Scotland is public safety.

There will be additional officers on duty to ensure fans get to and from the game safely with minimum disruption to others in the city.

The kick off is at 7.45pm.

Match Commander Mark Hargreaves, said: “This is a big game for both Clubs and we hope that everyone going along enjoys the match and their time in Glasgow.

“We’re expecting up to 2,800 Man City fans to make the journey north for the game, some of whom will be in Glasgow the night before the match and others making the journey on the day.

“Whenever you get to Glasgow, we hope you have a good time and you can help us make sure that’s the case by heeding the following advice and information.

“Some fans will be travelling independently, using their own or public transport rather than on supporters’ buses, so we would advise that if you’re making your own way to the ground – know the route and get to the ground in plenty time.

“Remember also that drinking alcohol in public is an offence and if you’re drunk, you won’t get into the ground.”

Police Scotland officers will be joined by colleagues from Greater Manchester Police at the match to deal with any issues that may arise.

Supt Hargreaves added: “Man City fans had to pre-order their tickets – you can’t buy a ticket at the ground on the night. Celtic has made it clear that fans without tickets will not be permitted entry to the stadium.

“If you have any issues, please speak to the officers who will in the city centre and in and around Celtic Park.”