a walk round the enclosure it will be observed that the obverse side of
the banking which supports the terraces at each end of the enclosure has
been converted into a sort of hanging garden, in which flowers of many
varieties blaze during spring and summer, and in the winter season a wide
variety of tastefully arranged evergreen shrubs relieves the
characteristic drab appearance of entrances and exits of most football
grounds. Though everything is quite open to the public, and there is a
total absence of appealing or warning notices, it is a remarkable fact
that the plucking of flowers or interference with shrubs is a thing
unheard of. Prophecies that they would be taken away as souvenirs of a
football victory or destroyed as an expression of displeasure at defeat
are happily unfulfilled.
aim and endeavour of the Celtic management to make the surroundings more
cheerful for the football and sporting public has been wonderfully
appreciated, and the lead given in this respect may be followed with
advantage by the other city and provincial clubs. The cost compared with
the satisfaction it gives is really trifling."
Celtic F. C. - Souvenir and History 1891 – 1939
1939. Publisher unknown. Author unknown.
that is left of
feature of the Celtic Directorate has always been to cater for all classes,
rich and poor, and with that end in view a gigantic Carnival was carried
out for the express purpose of erecting a covered stand for the
unreserved side. As all lovers of football know the promise was kept, and
to-day the finest unreserved covered stand in the kingdom now adorns the
Willowbank side of the ground. It was completed this season – 1926 - at
a cost of almost £10,000 and accomodates 5,000 spectators comfortably,
and from any part a grand uninterrupted view of the playing pitch can be
cover was erected on the reserved side without seating accomodation
in the year 1905. Reserved
seating accomodation was provided in the year 1910."
of Belfast Celtic Football Club Published 1929 by Dormann & Hodgett, Hope