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28 September 2017, 15:22
Celtic have received initial planning permission in principle for a hotel and museum development next to their stadium.
Glasgow City Council has written to the club granting consent to the proposed scheme, subject to conditions.
Celtic unveiled the plans, which also include a ticket office and retail store, in February. The hotel would be based on London Road, outside the main stand of Celtic Park and across the road from the Emirates Arena.
The Scottish champions welcomed the decision but cautioned that "considerable work and investment over a number of years" would be needed to complete the project.
A spokesperson for the club said: "We are very pleased that initial planning permission has been granted.
"Clearly, there is still considerable work to be done in bringing such an ambitious project to fruition. However, we will now engage with other relevant parties to assess this potential development."