CELTIC FC Foundation are delighted to confirm that tickets are now on sale to season ticket holders first for ‘A Match for Cancer’, this year’s charity game, which will take place at Celtic Park on Saturday, September 8, 2018 (KO: 2pm).
The match will see Celtic legend, Stiliyan Petrov and Liverpool midfielder, James Milner pull together opposing squads, and a number of former players are already lined up including Henrik Larsson, Lubo Moravcik, Hristo Stoichkov and Luis Garcia. And there will be many more famous faces announced in the coming months, from the worlds of football and entertainment.
Every penny raised will be devoted to tackling cancer through three equal beneficiary charities – Celtic FC Foundation, the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation and the James Milner Foundation.
Stiliyan Petrov said: “I’ve been involved in a few charity games at Celtic Park and every one of them has been a wonderful and uplifting experience. The supporters never fail to get behind the cause and I believe this one will be particularly close to their hearts as we aim to challenge cancer.
“James hasn’t experienced the magic of the Celtic support at Paradise and I’ve told him he’s in for a day he will never forget. I’m working hard to pull together a winning squad and, with Henrik and Lubo already on board, I’m off to a flyer! Let’s just say I’m quietly confident.”
At the prospect of facing off against his friend, James Milner, said: “I’ve heard so much about the unique and extraordinary atmosphere at Celtic Park and I can’t wait to get there.
“I’m well aware of the charitable history of Celtic and it’s a real honour to be involved in this match as we all pull together to make a difference in the fight against cancer. I’m going to have a pretty special squad on the day so Stiliyan better prepare himself!”
Celtic FC Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton, added: “Stiliyan is an iconic figure at Celtic, a great example to us, and adored by our supporters. James Milner is playing at the very highest level for Liverpool and is committed to this charitable venture. I am very grateful that they have given up their time to partner their two charities with Celtic FC Foundation.
“According to Cancer Research UK, one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. It’s a horrendous statistic and we feel very strongly about trying to have a positive impact on those suffering from cancer and their families, through this match.
“The cause perfectly aligns with the charitable essence of our football club and I have every faith that our supporters will get behind the match in great numbers, as they always do.”
Tickets are now on sale to season ticket holders on a first come first served basis – maximum of four per person – priced at £14 for adults and £6 for concessions*.
Tickets will be available to purchase online at www.celticfc.net, by calling 0871 226 1888** or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office. The lower tier will be on sale in the first instance and Rail Seating does not apply to this match.
Any remaining tickets will then go on general sale from 10am on June 29, 2018.
Premium tickets (£30) and corporate packages (£135) are also available by calling 0871 226 1888** (Option 4) or emailing [email protected]
Net proceeds will be shared equally between Celtic FC Foundation (SC024648), The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation (1154131) and The James Milner Foundation (1146768).
* Concessions 65+/Under 16s.
** Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. Booking fees apply online and via our sales line.