Football fan dies in fall at Celtic Park Stadium during international match

Police confirmed a 22-year-old man had been taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he later died

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A football fan died after a fall at Celtic Park stadium in Scotland during an international match yesterday, police confirmed today.

The 22-year-old man was rushed to hospital after falling in a stairwell of Glasgow’s Celtic Park after the European Championship qualifier between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service were called to the scene at exit 33 of the grounds and the man was transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he later died.

A police spokesman said: "Relatives have been informed and the Health and Safety Executive have been made aware.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal."

The stadium’s terraces were demolished in the 1990s when the club was taken over by Fergus McCann in March 1994 following a period of financial instability.

The refurbished stadium was completed in August 1998, and complied with the Taylor Report that mandated that all major clubs should have an all-seated stadium by August 1994.

The entire redevelopment cost £40 million and made Celtic Park Britain’s largest stadium club.

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