There will not be any away fans for the remaining two fixtures this season between Celtic and Rangers.

The decision to ban away supporters for the Old Firm matches comes down to safety concerns. Allocations for away tickets have been cut drastically in recent years.

Teams keep lowering away ticket allocations

The two teams slashed away ticket availability from about 7,000 to less than 1,000 over the last few seasons. The 2021/22 campaign saw away allocations for Old Firm meetings cut down to just 700 tickets.

Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson previously explained the decision to Sky Sports, but also claimed that the two sides wouldn’t further decrease tickets.

“It will be the allocation we’ve had for the last couple of years. Going into next year, and the succeeding years after that, as far as I can see it will still be at that level,” stated Robertson.

“I don’t think that’s underselling the game, I can see why some might think that. From my perspective, much of the excitement happens on the pitch between Rangers and Celtic. I’m comfortable with where we are in terms of the away fans allocation.”

Glasgow derby one of best in the sport

Nevertheless, Celtic and Rangers have now agreed to cut out all away tickets for the remaining matchups this season. The next fixture set to be played by the two historic teams will be on Saturday, April 8th.

Celtic will host bitter rivals Rangers at Celtic Park in a Scottish Premiership fixture. The Old Firm will continue 22 days later for a Scottish Cup semifinal game.

This match is set to be held at Ibrox.

The Old Firm is one of the fiercest rivalries in all of soccer. Celtic and Rangers, both based in Glasgow, began playing each other way back in 1888.

They have met over 400 times throughout the last 135 years. The teams are the two most successful clubs in Scotland, winning over 200 combined trophies in their history.

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