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Does anyone have any information on this?

All I know is that the shareholders report says Ibrox will be expanded, presumably in the near term, to 80,000.

 

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So from that pic the plan looks like its going to add an extra tear to three sides of the ground and join up the second tear on those sides. The main stand can't really be expanded anymore I'd guess with the road just infront of it plus of course they'd have to demolish the classic brick frontage.
 

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No, from that pic it looks like someone's been pissing around with Photoshop :)
 

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CharlieP said:
No, from that pic it looks like someone's been pissing around with Photoshop :)
Yeah, it looked like that to me too. But apparently Rangers have wanted an increase for years. Adding 30K would have to be expensive. Even Man U couldn't afford such a big expansion in one go.
 

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CharlieP said:
No, from that pic it looks like someone's been pissing around with Photoshop :)
Does look rather dodgy(espeically the roof) but I'd guess thats how they would expand if they were aiming for 80k. Personally I'd say that a bit by bit expansion like Old Trafford might be more likely so they can tell if 80,000 would be cost effective.
 

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MoreOrLess said:
Does look rather dodgy(espeically the roof) but I'd guess thats how they would expand if they were aiming for 80k.
Simply adding a single tier to any of the three "modern" stands is a lot more difficult than it sounds, simply due to the style of roof (it's supported by a "goalpost" rather than cantilevered from the back), so now they've expanded as much as they can they're going to have to remove the whole of the goalpost structure from any stand they expand, so can pretty much start from scratch.

I would imagine a future Ibrox would leave the historic South Stand pretty much as it is, but with a continuous three-tier structure going round the rest of the pitch a la Twickenham, Nou Camp etc...
 

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My Gers mate says Ibrox rarely sells out except for the big games. Why would they expand? And for another matter, where on Earth would the money come from? Murray may've written off most of the debt, but Rangers are still skint.
 

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My Gers mate says Ibrox rarely sells out except for the big games. Why would they expand? And for another matter, where on Earth would the money come from? Murray may've written off most of the debt, but Rangers are still skint.
Rangers average attendance for last season was 48,000 with a 50,000 capacity so it does near sell out most of the time. I'd expect they could sell alot more than 50,000 for the two home old firm games, important league games late in the season and champions league games.

If both Rangers and Celtic did expand I wonder where that would leave Hampden Park? If you've got two stadia with 20,000 more seats than the national stadium does it make sense to play games there anymore?
 

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Rangers averaged 48.676 last year, so taking into account segregation and away fans not selling their tickets, it's sold out for 95% of games.

The expansion will involve digging the pitch down, moving the pitch closer to the main stand and adding just over 2500 seats for a capacity of 53000.

The boxes in the Govan stand will also be replaced with a giant lounge which will include a huge bar, payable by smartcard so that fans don't drink too much. (the smartcard limits the number of drinks).

Along with other upgrades, it will cost about 10 million. Work starts next summer.
 

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In my humble opinion Ibrox is one of the best stadia in Europe. A perfect mix of old and new. To make any further alterations would completely change the feel of the stadium and destroy its unique character.

Does anyone agree with me?
 

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manicants2004 said:
In my humble opinion Ibrox is one of the best stadia in Europe. A perfect mix of old and new. To make any further alterations would completely change the feel of the stadium and destroy its unique character.

Does anyone agree with me?

No...because that same old excuse gets used every time somebody wants to improve something in the UK....

Nothing wrong with respecting the past, but too often in this country Nimby's want to live in it.
 

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I agree that the main stand should not be changed. It is easily the best stand in Britain and a beautiful piece of architecture. The other 3 stands balance well with the main stand, but I still think these 3 stands could be replaced over time for a capacity of about 62000 and still have the stadium looking balanced.
 

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manicants2004 said:
In my humble opinion Ibrox is one of the best stadia in Europe. A perfect mix of old and new. To make any further alterations would completely change the feel of the stadium and destroy its unique character.

Does anyone agree with me?
No it wouldn't. Good changes are to be commended. You shouldn't dismiss every possible change without knowing the details.
 

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manicants2004 said:
In my humble opinion Ibrox is one of the best stadia in Europe. A perfect mix of old and new. To make any further alterations would completely change the feel of the stadium and destroy its unique character.

Does anyone agree with me?
I don't, no. There are many improvements that can be made (though the South Stand should be left alone IMO).
 

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Simple as all Rangers need to do is get rid of the screens fill the corners add a small or big third teir then have a stronger roof so it hold the screens there.
 

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Simple as all Rangers need to do is get rid of the screens fill the corners add a small or big third teir then have a stronger roof so it hold the screens there.
It's not that "simple" to fill the corners because of the "goalpost" construction of the stands - the six vertical columns which flank each of the three modern stands are helping to keep them up...
 

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CharlieP said:
It's not that "simple" to fill the corners because of the "goalpost" construction of the stands - the six vertical columns which flank each of the three modern stands are helping to keep them up...
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't the "goalposts" actually only holding up the roof rather than the main structure of the stands? Certainly, the function of the "goalpost" structure of both the Park Lane and Paxton Road ends at White Hart Lane is for nothing more than to support the roofs.

If Ibrox is the same and if the intention is to add a third tier to the three more modern stands, then the goalpost structure will be demolished anyway to allow the building of a new roof - meaning that it is perfectly possible that the corners will be filled in.
 

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MoreOrLess said:
Rangers average attendance for last season was 48,000 with a 50,000 capacity so it does near sell out most of the time. I'd expect they could sell alot more than 50,000 for the two home old firm games, important league games late in the season and champions league games.

If both Rangers and Celtic did expand I wonder where that would leave Hampden Park? If you've got two stadia with 20,000 more seats than the national stadium does it make sense to play games there anymore?
So would this expansion just be for the old firm games? It does seem very strange that Rangers would consider an expansion on this scale. You could understand 5000, but an expansion of 30,000 seems ridiculous to me, particularly with the current financial state at Ibrox. To think that an 80,000 capacity stadium would be filled for a game at home to Motherwell or the other minnows of Scottish football is pretty laughable.
 
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