Tickets on sale tomorrow for Celtic v Roar game at stadium

Tickets to see international football super-power, Celtic FC take on Brisbane Roar in the annual "Queensland Roars Against Racism" at Suncorp Stadium in July go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday 2 June).

Stadium General Manager, Paul Sergeant said today he expected a strong demand for tickets given Celtic's standing as one the most popular and highest profile teams in international football.

"Celtic has about 10 million fans worldwide with a large number in south-east Asia. This is a unique opportunity to see them live in their famous green and white hoops.

"And Brisbane is the only place Celtic will be playing in this part of the world as part of their pre-season tour. Requests for Celtic to play in New Zealand and Hong Kong have been rejected."

The high profile match is also part of the Q150 Festival of Sport, which will showcase some of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar at Queensland world-class sporting and entertainment venues throughout July.

Mr Sergeant said the game against Brisbane Roar was an important part of Celtic's preparations to qualify for the 2009/10 UEFA Championships.

"It will give their new yet to be named Manager an opportunity to see his squad first hand under match conditions two weeks out from the qualifying final.

Celtic has given an assurance it will be sending a first-class squad down-under for this game.

"We are sure we will make this a trip to remember for both the Club and our fans," a Celtic club spokesman said.

Included in that squad is Socceroos striker, Scott McDonald who again was the club's leading goal-scorer in the just completed Scottish Premier League season.

Mr Sergeant said ticket prices started at $20 for juniors through to $90 for Category A.

"We are encouraging families to attend. Kick-off will be 3pm, mindful that the following day is the first day back after school holidays."

Mr Sergeant said it was planned to create a real "football atmosphere" at the Stadium with the green and white of Celtic at one end of the field and the orange of the Brisbane Roar supporters at the other end.

"There will be bagpipes and plenty of crowd singing a day for all football fans to remember," Mr Sergeant said.