Rangers vs Celtic: Tickets for Ibrox Old Firm clash touted for up to £1500 with many going for FOURTEEN times value


TICKETS for next month's Rangers vs Celtic clash are being touted online for hundreds of pounds more than their face value.

Secondary selling sites are offering tickets to both sides of the Old Firm, with one even handing out VIP packages for more than £1,500.
Rangers and Celtic fans during an Old Firm clashCredit: Getty Images - Getty

The Light Blues will welcome the Hoops to Ibrox on Sunday, March 15, with briefs in the home end only being available to season ticket holders.

However, that hasn't stopped secondary selling websites getting their hands on some of the allocation for next month's clash.

SunSport was able to find VIP packages for the Ibrox fixture being sold for £1,518.76 each on one of them, without specifying what the packages actually included.

While three more websites have priced the tickets they have in stock differently depending on whether customers purchase briefs for the home or away ends.
An Old Firm clash at Ibrox in 2017Credit: Keith Campbell - The Sun Glasgow

On two of these, Rangers fans are being asked to fork out £650 each and Celtic supporters are being charged £699 each.

While the third is selling them at £617.50 and £664.05 respectively.

Hoops fans paid a face value price of £52 for their last trip to Ibrox on September 1.

There will only be around 800 Celts fans at the game after both clubs cut the allocations for visiting supporters.

Another site is slightly cheaper than the others but requires the briefs to bought in pairs at a price of £519.88 each.

The same company will sell single tickets to supporters of both clubs at the more expensive price of £550.47.

SunSport has asked Rangers and Celtic for comment on the issue.

Meanwhile, Parkhead boss Neil Lennon has admitted he empathises with his Ibrox counterpart Steven Gerrard.

The Rangers manager is under pressure after his side fell 10 points behind the league leaders after their loss to Kilmarnock on Wednesday.

And Lennon knows how tough things can get for those in charge of clubs.

He said: "I can empathise to a certain degree, yeah. I've been through that myself.

"It's a tough environment at times, and an unrealistic environment at times as well.

"You have empathy for all managers because it's such a tough job and there's so many aspects to it. Everyone has pressure; it's all relative.

"I can't really comment on the form that Rangers are in or what they are going through, I can only really comment on what Celtic are doing, and we're very pleased."