Celtic Park

 
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* Address: The Celtic Way, Glasgow
* Country: United Kingdom
* Capacity: 60,000
* Opened: 1892
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Celtic (football)

Extra stadium info – Celtic Park

The stadium is nicknamed Paradise and Parkhead. Tenants Celtic FC, the first Scottish sports club with 1 million followers on their main social media page, have been tenants of the stadium since 1892. Celtic are also known as The Bhoys, The Celts and The Hoops. They played their first-ever match against their arch-rivals Rangers FC. Celtic won the game. In 1893, Celtic won the Scottish top-flight football league for the first time in their history. The Rangers finished second place that year. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1938, when Celtic played against the Rangers.

The derby between Celtic and the Rangers is known as the Old Firm. Celtic have a historic association with Irish people and Roman Catholics, while the Rangers have a historic association with Northern Irish people and Protestants. The Rangers became the first club with 50 Scottish top-flight football league titles, followed by Celtic in 2019. In 1967, Celtic won the European championship for football clubs for the first time in their history after beating Internazionale from Italy. 45,000 people attended the final in Lisbon. In 1970, Celtic played their second final of the European championship for football clubs. The Dutch side Feyenoord won the game 2-1.

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