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RANGERS are set to splash out £2million on a redevelopment of Ibrox that will make room for another 700 season ticket-holders.

Record Sport has learned bulldozers will move in immediately after the final home game of the season to begin work on the extension to the stadium's Govan Stand.

A new cantilever construction will be added between the existing top and bottom tiers of the stand, taking the ground's capacity to 51,200.

Included for fans who snap up the £900-a-season seats in the new section will be membership of a pub, named Bar 72 in honour of Rangers' European Cup- Winners' Cup triumph, which will also be built into the Govan Stand. Chairman David Murray is expected to announce the development later this month.

Rangers will also unveil details of a new agreement with sportswear manufacturers Umbro.

The kit suppliers have had their name on the club's strips since the start of the current campaign but from next term will take over full control of design and production.

Record Sport understands a new-look home kit will be launched similar in design to the strips England will wear at this summer's World Cup finals.

Instead of the St George's Cross it is expected to incorporate a St Andrew's Cross on one shoulder.
 

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Hardly awe-inspiring news,not exactly the Scottish-football-rocking news we were expecting.
£2 million quid would be better invested in the playing side,rather than spunked on 700 seats.
£900 just to have a couple of beers at the game,nah,I wont be applying for one.
 

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The good thing about these two is that they are solely for the fans. More seats, however little, and an obviously better quality of merchandise is good news.

I'm very glad to hear the new kits will incorporate the saltire. Someone on the FF forum a while back made a mock kit like that and it looked good. I wonder who stole who's idea?
 

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Imagine if you'd paid £900 quid to watch us this season though. You'd need immediate access to a pub!
 

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It's not a massive developement but will be completed pretty quickly and for one season it'll bring in £630,000 no including Champions League money. It'll pay it's self and maybe folk were hoping the govan stand would have the third tier added to take the capacity to over 60,000 but that would take some serious cash and we would lose out on having to close a big chunk of the ground.

I just can't think how it's going to look or how they're going to add these seats on.
 

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Imagine if you'd paid £900 quid to watch us this season though. You'd need immediate access to a pub!
I paid over £500 this season not including al lthe Champions League cash...

£900 to watch a winning PLG team - money well spent.
 

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I'm delighted that I can start buying shirts again, now that Umbro will be running the show. Rangers were taking the piss, big time, with the in-house production. I never ever bought a single shirt while we took the cheapo approach with them, so I'm glad that nonsense has been put to bed.
 

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I've not had any problems with the last few strips. I'm always surprised when people slag the quality off, but maybe i've just been lucky.
 

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the quality of the the first series of in-house shirts was ok - i didnt particularly like the design that much but the material was a bit thicker and seemed to last better. although this has been a bit of a problem with nike, adidas and other tops in recent years - supposedly they are more advanced and more breathable but the tops from about 5 or 6 years ago were better....I've still got a brazil top from france 98, various other tops from around about the same time and they are still in good shape. Whereas the ones i've got in more recent years look alot more damaged.

subside sports sell some 'real' retro tops - they have a couple of our adidas shirts for sale, pretty expensive though at £70 as well the orange one for about £14 which is pretty good value. I recently got a Maradona era Napoli top (probably about 1989 or so) and its great, i wish tops were still made like that. Its made mostly out of cotton.

i'm ashamed to admit i'm a bit of a football top geek :D
 

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as for the stadium expansion - nothing to get excited about but every little helps even though i'd like to see us regain our historical status of having the biggest club ground in britain but that would be extremely expensive to achieve and i'd rather the resources went into the footballing side of things first.
 

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Same with me RE: Tops, TB. Especially foreign ones. I'm also a bit of a Name & Number freak as well. Van Bommel 17 and Aimar 16 on my Barca / Argentina shirts. Very childish, but that's me.

My last Rangers top fell victim to hash 'bombers' unfortunately :D Oops.
 

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From the official site;


The Club has unveiled exciting plans to expand Ibrox Stadium - adding more than 600 new seats through the extension of the Govan Rear and also allowing the introduction of a new bar facility - Bar 72.

The newly extended Govan Rear will house Bar 72 season ticket holders in padded seats in three new rows at the very front of the stand.

John Greig leads the Cup Winners Cup celebrations back at IbroxBar 72, which has been named in recognition of the victorious European Cup Winners' Cup side of 1972, really is the ultimate season ticket - it's a sports bar and season ticket all in one.

For an extra £5* per match on top of your ticket price, you can enjoy access to your own exclusive bar with food and drink to purchase.

Bar 72 will be open every matchday, including Sunday games, domestic cup competitions, friendlies and European clashes, to all members before kick off, at half-time and after the game, ensuring season tickets holders won't miss a single second of first team Ibrox action.

It also means the best seats in the house - the newly extended Govan Rear will house Bar 72 season ticket holders in padded seats in three rows at the very front of the stand, which are accessed directly from the Bar.

Bustling and lively, Bar 72 gives a nod to the legendary Cup Winners' Cup squad of 1972 - and there will also be ex-player appearances! The dress code will be relaxed and team colours are more than welcome.

Legends John Greig, Derek Johnstone and Peter McCloy, who all featured in the Club's historic European triumph over Dynamo Moscow in 1972, reunited to launch this exciting venture at Ibrox today.

Greig said: "It's a great tribute from the club to honour the Barcelona team in this way but the biggest problem might be trying to keep some of these players out of it!

"I am sure the fans will enjoy going into Bar 72 and having a few drinks before and after matches and those old enough can reminisce about the European win."

Following demand from fans, the Club had been investigating opportunities to increase the stadium capacity, which was first communicated by Chief Executive Martin Bain at the Club's AGM in October last year.

Following a feasibility study undertaken in recent months, the Govan Rear will be the first area to be extended by three rows in time for the start of season 2006/07, which will result in an additional 600 padded prime seats in the Stadium.

IbroxAs well as these new seats in the Govan stand, the Club will relocate the Press Box in the Main Stand to a new, extended Press Gantry creating 100 prime season ticket seats at the back of the stand.

Season tickets reached over 42,000 at Ibrox again this season and the majority of home matches have continued to sell out and demand for prime seating has increased, which is testimony to the loyal Rangers fans.

Martin Bain, Rangers Chief Executive, commented: "The demand for prime seats from fans who have been supporting the team week in week out was a crucial factor in determining plans to increase the stadium capacity.

"The plans outlined are the first step in what we hope will be a phased expansion, which is great news for the Club and for our fans wanting to enhance their matchday benefits."The fans holding up their cards before kick off

You can secure your seat now for Bar 72 by calling 0870 6001972 for an application form. Sign up on your own or with friends and family for a Bar 72 season ticket, or transfer your current season ticket to the new area in the Govan Rear for three years or one year.

Priority will be given to three-year membership. Season tickets including access to Bar 72 costs £900** per season for all home games.

That's just £5* per match on top of your ticket price, so what are you waiting for?*Based on number of games played in season 2005/06. **Based on a three-year season ticket at £2,700. One-year season ticket is available for £950. Terms and conditions apply.

BAR 72 EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS
* Premium Govan Rear padded seats
* ALL home games included for one price - Bank of Scotland Premierleague, CIS Insurance Cup, European, Scottish Cup and friendlies
* Access to exclusive sports bar for all home games
* Bar available two and a half hours before kick-off for Saturday and midweek matches, and two hours before Sunday matches
* Bar open for two hours after all games
* A chance to sit with friends in the stand and socialise at the bar
* Informal atmosphere
* Access to a fully stocked bar at affordable prices
* Food and bar snacks available to purchase pre-match and at half-time
* Wide screen sports entertainment plus Manager's post match interview
* Colours welcome!
* Access to betting facilities
See the constant reference to premium seats?the future isnt so bright in my opinion,i think the club will push this even further in the future....
 
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