Revealed: Rangers chief announces changes at Ibrox


Rangers’ Director of Football Mark Allen has confirmed several upgrades and expansions are to be made to Ibrox to bring it closer to ‘elite’ status, albeit we’d argue it’s already close to being there as it is.

The ex-Man City Academy chief confirmed, among other things, a new gym to be installed for the players for warm-ups before kick off, and a switch in where Steven Gerrard, as manager, will be based.

He said to the official site:

“I think we have started here at the Hummel Training Centre first with the pitches and some of the canteen facilities, which everyone is aware of. The next phase is to fine-tune some of the stuff at Ibrox so the matchday experience for the players is right and proper for what you would expect in an elite environment. There will be a dining area put in for players to have their prematch meals there, there will be a players’ lounge and there will be a little gym area for the players to get ready for games. The manager will move a little bit and become closer to the first-team changing room, and we will create that elite environment so the players go from the [Hummel Training Centre] to the ground, and it should be seamless. It is all part of the bigger picture – it is about players, it is about the manager and it is about the team but it is also about the environment.”

It’s part of an overall picture in improving the basic facilities at Ibrox so they’re conducive to a more professional and elite experience for the staff who are under incredible pressure to perform as it is.

We’ve all seen the improvements to Auchenhowie – even the catering has been hugely overhauled and diet is taken so seriously now as opposed to the ‘monster munch brigade’ of years ago, and Ibrox is set to follow suit.

It’s gradual. This stuff can’t happen overnight, but Dave King promised infrastructure improvements to the training ground and the stadium and having been in control now for three and a half years he’s slowly coming good on it.


  1. fantastic would also love it if we can make space for another 5000 seats inside ibrox understand outside will be landscped in a few years also few trophies in between then will be iceing on cake ,r,t,i,d

  2. What happens on the pitch is most important but this stuff matters too so it's nice to see it being addressed.

  3. The thing is guys I'm fed up with King and his empty promises . So it has taken 3 and a half years to get this far when he promised us 50 million if we let him become chairman I am not buying this nonsense it's only my opinion and take on it . From investing 50 million quid when he spoke about it at first 3 and half years ago we now find our club in just over 14 million quid worth of debt and I can only see that get worse .

  4. Hey bigbaws am with you on that regarding it could be higher than 14 million but King does get things easy from our support and we don't seem to do anything about it .I still think he is here to stitch us up .Only my take on it I could be wrong .

  5. I am one of Mr Kings greatest Critics and desperately want him out
    However any improvement for the club has to be applauded so i acknowledge this improvement
    lets hope its not another false dawn
    Credit where credit is due Mr King

  6. I find it strange that fans still choose to criticise King. Whatever my, or anyone else's, opinion is we can't deny that we have moved on significantly since he ousted the previous incumbents. Sure we still have problems and the title might still be a few years away but we are gradually working our way back. We've also had the Pedro setback which he can't escape some criticism but everyone makes mistakes. That has set us back a year or two and has cost us many millions of pounds. That shows in the accounts for the last 2 years but what would fans have him do? Seems to me he is committing as much money as he can and possibly even more than he should.

  7. Robrob57, thing is, King has not put any money in, all he has done is increase our debt and it will get a lot worse despite his continued proclamations J

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