Hearts receive permission to increase capacity for Celtic league opener

Hearts have announced a capacity increase for Saturday’s cinch Premiership opener with Celtic at Tynecastle.

There were 3,000 fans in attendance for the Premier Sports Cup game against Inverness. Picture: SNS

Following further talks with the City of Edinburgh Council, the Gorgie Road side have received permission to sell an additional 737 tickets, bringing the overall maximum attendance to 5,272.

A ballot for the tickets will take place on Friday morning and the lucky supporters drawn will have the chance between 12pm and 7pm on Saturday to pick them up.

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The league opener begins at 8pm and is broadcast live on Sky Sports.

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