At long last, the Rangers board have finally decided that our bitter rivals Celtic no longer deserve to be given the whole of the Broomloan stands. Together they amount to around 6,000 seats, in an all-seated capacity crowd of 50,817.
The light blues have confirmed that the Parkhead club will now receive a total of 800 away fans for all of Rangers’ Old Firm home matches next season. The Celtic board have now retaliated by announcing that they will do the same to reduce the Rangers away fans allocation at Celtic Park?
The feel-good atmosphere surrounds Ibrox these days thanks to the board employing a world class, worldwide known ex-football star, as our new manager. He has certainly box office appeal.
Admittedly Steven Gerrard is only a rookie manager, but wow, what an impact he has already made at our club, with an astonishing record of selling over 40,000 renewed season ticket money already in the bank. More season tickets for the Broomloan Stand will now be offered for sale to everybody looking to buy a new season book for next season.
This will guarantee sell-out crowds at every home game as there will not be many if any for general public sale. This will enable Rangers to reduce the amount of time required at the ticket office.
The Rangers directors believe it is important that our super loyal supporters will always come first and must be accommodated depending on the outstanding demand for tickets.
All 800 away team fans are housed in the huge corner between the Broomloan Road and Sandy Jardine Stands with the police at either side of them for safety reasons.
This leaves the Ibrox club with no option (boo hoo) other than to accommodate supporters of the Parkhead club with the same amount of fans allowed to be seated as the Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibernian fans.
The Rangers board held a poll which almost unanimously backed the cutting of the east enders’ ticket allocation.
That is why the Club has decided on an overall increase in the total number of season tickets available to our own supporters to what is already a record historical year.
An announcement will soon be made regarding the final new ticket allocation on the Club’s website.
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