Club Profile

Celtic FC

With their history, tradition, devoted fanbase, massive rivalry with Glasgow Rangers, and giant stadium, Celtic FC are a must-stop on the groundhopping circuit.

LOCATION: Glasgow, Scotland


NICKNAMES: The Bhoys, The Celts, The Hoops


The club was founded in 1887 to alleviate poverty among the Irish immigrant population in East Glasgow, which explains the green shirts, the name, the Irish flags, the pictures of the Pope, the cursing of the British monarchy, and much of the rivalry with protestant-leaning Rangers. Even their nickname, the Bhoys, is a reference to common Gaelic…


Celtic and Glasgow Rangers are known as the Old Firm, such has been their domination of Scottish Football. Between them they have won 108 of 125 league titles, and every one since 1985. It is considered one of the most famous and intense rivalries in all of football, especially with the religious and political overtones — Celtic fans often…

Women's Team

The women’s team go simply by Celtic FC and play in Scotland’s top tier, the Scottish Women’s Preier League. They were only founded in 2007 and in 2020 became the first fully professional women’s team in Scotland. Home games are at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie, a little ways east of Glasgow. See the club’s…


They famously sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” before games, having picked it up after a trip to Liverpool in a 1966 European game. They also sing a lovely Irish song called Grace, with this chorus: Oh Grace just hold me in your arms and let this moment linger They’ll take me out at dawn and I will die With all my love I place…


Celtic Park is in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, so sometimes you’ll hear it referred to as Parkhead. Celtic fans like to call it Paradise. It seats 60,411, and while they have played on this spot since 1892, what stands today was built in the 1990s, after a period of financial difficulty and in response to the Taylor Report, which created…

Going to a Game at Celtic FC

GETTING THERE: It’s not the easiest place to get to. The closest train stations are Dalmarnock and Bridgeton, each accessible on direct lines from Glasgow Central and each about a half-mile away. Buses from the center will only get you as close as The Forge Shopping Center, also about a half-mile away, so a taxi on the way there might make…

Celtic FC Tickets

You can buy tickets directly from the club here. Not all games sell out, but most at least come close.

Groundhopper Soccer Guides also sells hospitality packages to Celtic home games at Celtic Park. Learn more about the options we offer.

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