Football: McStay's dawn chorus

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The Independent Online
Celtic supporters were up before dawn yesterday to buy tickets for Paul McStay's testimonial match against Manchester United on 12 December.

"The first fans arrived at one o'clock in the morning," Peter McLean, a Celtic spokesman, said. "By 8.30am the queues were stretching down the street and that was still three hours before the tickets went on sale."

Celtic are hoping to be given the green light later this week to open a temporary stand at the currently two-sided ground to push the capacity for the game to over 37,000. With tickets priced at pounds 12 for adults and pounds 5 for children and OAPs, the Scottish international, who joined the club in February 1991, looks set to earn close to pounds 400,000 from the match.

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