Commonwealth Games: Celtic Park undergoes facelift

Major building works are set to begin on the area surrounding Celtic Park ahead of the Commonwealth Games next year.
Celtic's home stadium, Parkhead. Picture: SNSCeltic's home stadium, Parkhead. Picture: SNS
Celtic's home stadium, Parkhead. Picture: SNS

The Parkhead club announced that work on the demolition of London Road Primary School and the club’s ticket office would begin today as the front of the stadium undergoes a facelift.

Celtic Park is the venue for the opening ceremony of the Games which will take place on July 23, 2014 and it will also host the Scottish Cup final in May.

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A statement on the club’s website read: “The Ticket Office has already been relocated in the first phase of the development and the next stage of the project, which begins this Wednesday, November 13, will require the closure of Kerrydale Street.

“The new Ticket Office is situated behind the Celtic Superstore and both buildings can be accessed from Davaar Street while the main door at Celtic Park can now be approached by car via Janefield Street after turning in from Springfield Road.

“The first home match when restrictions will be in place is against Aberdeen on November 23. The club apologises for any inconvenience while the work is undertaken.”

The opening ceremony at Celtic Park, which overlooks the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, will see the Queen officially open the games followed by a procession of by 4,500 athletes and their coaches and management teams.

The Queen’s Baton Relay wil end its journey also having visiting the 71 Commonwealth nations and territories.