Troubled Stalybridge Celtics’ bid to woo fans with cut-price admission

Troubled Stalybridge Celtic is offering half-price entry to season-ticket holders of Manchester United, Manchester City and any other club on Saturday (March 24) for home game against Warrington Town.

Stalybridge Celtic is offering half-price entry to United and City season ticket holders.

United and City, as well as Oldham Athletic, have a break in their fixtures due to the international break and Celtic is offering the chance for fans to support the local non-league club that is experiencing serious financial difficulties.

Supporters simply have to present their season ticket at Bower Fold to gain entry for just £5.

Having played only five games at home since the start of November, Celtic want as many supporters as possible to attend – no matter where the allegiance lies – in order to help with the club’s finances.

Celtic chairman Rob Gorski said of the club’s website: “Due to a lack of home games, our cash flow has suffered massively resulting in us having to allow five first-team players the opportunity to leave. It’s a horrendous situation.

“We’re asking fans of other clubs who have not got a home game this week to come and enjoy the joy of non-league football and visit one of the oldest and best non-league grounds in the country. Stalybridge Celtic v Warrington should be great entertainment and you if you bring your season ticket, it’s phenomenal value for a fiver!”

Having only lost two games in 2018, in-form Celtic host promotion-chasers Warrington Town looking for a repeat of the 1-0 win when the teams met last month.

Before the club made its announcement, fan Kris Timms contacted the Correspondent yesterday to issue an appeal to stay-away Celtic supporters and football fans in general to turn out on Saturday to support stricken Celtic.

He pointed out with Manchester United, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic not playing this weekend, it was an ideal opportunity for their fans to watch a game.

Kris, 30, who has been following Celtic for 25 years, said: “Some people think there are only 20 teams in football.

“The Premier League is not football, but a business. I worry that in 10 years there will be no non-league football.”

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