Rangers have carried out “initial tests” to assess the feasibility of lowering the Ibrox pitch to add as many as 6000 seats ahead of the club’s 150th anniversary – according to club insider Four Lads Had A Dream.
Ibrox currently holds just over 50,000 and is sold out for virtually every game as fans flock to Edmiston Drive to see Steven Gerrard’s side in action.
Rangers have instructed contractors to carry out a feasibility study into lowering the pitch to add more seats round Ibrox
Initial tests have been carried out to see what depth the pitch could go to in bid to add as many as 6000 new seats in time for 150 anniversary celebrations
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) January 11, 2020
With record numbers of season ticket sales, an increased capacity would be very much welcomed by some fans, although the timescale seems to be a little bit tight given we’re just two years away from the club’s 150th anniversary.
Another Twitter user, also posted images which appear to be a proposal to remove the screens and fill in the corners with seats to increase the capacity of the stadium.
Lowering the pitch could run into problems with the club having already lowered it previously, leading to possible complications with the water table.
There have been minor tweaks to the capacity over the last 20 years but the last major work done by Rangers was when the corners were originally filled in the 1990s to take the capacity from 44,000 to around 50,000.