Cliftonville face a decision over whether to host their Champions League qualifying tie against Celtic at their Solitude home in north Belfast or move the match to a larger venue.

The IFA Premiership champions, whose ground holds less than 3,000, have been drawn against Celtic in the second qualifying round of the competition. Cliftonville's board will meet on Tuesday night to discuss their stadium options.

Celtic are scheduled to host Cliftonville on 16 or 17 July with the return in Belfast the following week but those dates could yet be switched.

While there is no suggestion of any trouble between supporters of Cliftonville and Celtic, the match will mark a maiden and therefore significant competitive fixture for the Scottish champions against opposition from Northern Ireland. The Celtic manager, Neil Lennon, is a former Northern Ireland captain, who retired from international football after receiving a death threat.

If seeking to move the game, Cliftonville are short of viable alternatives. Windsor Park is the Belfast home of their fierce rivals, Linfield, and would be a highly controversial choice while the Gaelic Athletic Association is unlikely readily to sanction the use of the 32,600-capacity Casement Park. Other options include moving the game to Dublin's Aviva Stadium or the Ravenhill rugby ground in Belfast but Tommy Breslin, the Cliftonville manager, hopes Solitude can be used.

"I think for the fans, the supporters will be there after Celtic have come and gone," Breslin said. "They have followed us through thick and thin over a number of years and it would be tremendous to repay them.

"From a financial point of view the club may have other ideas and that would be fine as well, because money is tight in times like this. They have to make the most of it and realise all of the benefits entailed.

"It will be for the club to decide. As far as I'm concerned, at this moment in time the game will be at Solitude. If someone is to tell me different, that's fine and we'll take the team to wherever the game is being held. If my phone is anything to go by, we could fill Solitude probably 20 times over."