HEARTS are set to become the second club to implement a safe standing section to their ground after being blown away by the magnificent atmosphere created at Celtic Park yesterday. Much of this atmosphere had it’s origins in the North Curve and this seemed to be the part of the ground that Celtic players headed after being presented with the SPFL Premiership Trophy.
Celtic won the match 2-0 with goals from Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong and this completed a remarkable, ‘Invincible’ league campaign for the six in a row Champions. Celtic clinched the title at the beginning of April at Tynecastle and now the Edinburgh side are set to follow in the footsteps of Celtic by becoming only the second UK club to implement safe standing at Tynecastle Park.
It is believed that the club sent members of their operations team to Celtic Park to analyse and evaluate the 2900 section at Celtic Park before the team’s clashed in the final game of the league season.
Hearts, who are currently in the middle of a £12 million construction of a new main stand, could be willing to implement their own section in the Gorgie Stand.
Celtic implemented the ‘rail-seating’ section before the 2016/17 season began and it has been a success and the waiting list has exceeded all expectation.
Hearts fans at Celtic Park yesterday deserve credit for turning up at the Celtic party to support their team. Also their applause for Celtic as their team clapped the Champions onto the park and also at the end of the match to recognise Celtic’s achievement in becoming the Invincibles showed excellent sportsmanship from the Jambos.