Rangers have been granted permission to host 12,750 supporters for their pre-season friendly against Real Madrid. Rangers will also be allowed to host 8,500 sectators for their game against Brighton. They hosted 2,000 fans for the first time since the lockdown against Arsenal a few days ago. The club are optimistic that they will be able to host a packed stadium for their Champions League tie against Malmo or HJK Helsinki. Rangers will host 17,000 spectators for the opening match of the 2021/22 season.
“Following further discussions with the Scottish Government and local authorities, Rangers have been granted permission to host 8,500 supporters at Saturday’s match with Brighton & Hove Albion, and 12,750 at Sunday’s Real Madrid fixture.” rangers said in a statement ahead of their games against Brighton and Real Madrid. “The stadium capacity for the upcoming Scottish Premiership opener with Livingston has also been set, with 17,000 fans permitted to attend on July 31.”
“Season ticket holders enrolled in the home friendly scheme and MyGers members will again be given priority to this weekend’s friendlies.” the statement added. “For the Livingston Premiership opener, a straight ballot among Season Ticket holders will take place for the 17,000 available tickets, with those unsuccessful provided free access through the RangersTV virtual match pass.”
Rangers won the Scottish title last season and went unbeaten for the entirety of the season. In the process they quashed celtic’s hopes of a tenth consecutive league title.