Celtic was formed in 1887. During the first few years they played at Celtic Park at the corner of Springfield Road and London Road, in the neighborhood called Parkhead. The first game played by Celtic at the stadium was against arch rivals the Rangers. Celtic won the game by 5-2.
However, after only a few years Celtic had to leave the stadium because the owner raised the yearly rent from 50 to 450 pounds – a sum the club simply couldn’t afford. In 1892, the new Celtic Park was finished. The first game played there was between Celtic and Renton.
Celtic Park was initially shaped like an oval and had cycling tracks around the football field. In 1898 a new stand in two stories was built, increasing the spectator capacity to 50,000 people.
In modern times, many renovations have been made in stages, and today Celtic Park is mostly a product of the massive reconstructions made ahead of the 1995/96 season.