St Mirren fans will be given the chance to have their say on the allocation Rangers receive when they visit the SMiSA Stadium, with the Paisley side having established a ‘working group to consider [their] options.”
Currently, Rangers and Old Firm rivals Celtic get two stands when they head to Paisley, but that could change with St Mirren chairman John Needham confirming that a questionnaire will be send out to Buddies season ticket holders and other fans.
“A topic of discussion that we know many fans are passionate about is the retention of our three home stands for all fixtures,” Needham said [Daily Record].
“I established a working group to consider our options and present a paper so the board could make an informed decision on the best way to proceed for the coming season.
“They delivered a well thought out report and I want place on record my thanks to the fans involved in the process for their dedication and commitment to considering all of the angles.
“Essentially, we have a list of potential approaches with various pros and cons.
“We now want to engage with our supporters for their input on how best to proceed via a survey during the close season before making a decision on how to move forward.
“I hope you will see this as a real example of fan ownership and community engagement in action.
“Following the input from the working group surrounding the retention of the three stands, we have invited season ticket holders, SMiSA members and registered fans who attend matches to participate in a short questionnaire.
“All participants will receive an email with a link to the questionnaire and further information regarding the consultation. We thank you for your ongoing support.
“Once we receive your feedback, we will consider it carefully and announce our final decision before the start of the season.”
If St Mirren fans fill the seats Rangers are forced to vacate then there can be no complaints
If St Mirren can fill the extra seats that will be available when Rangers and Celtic visit, then there’s little the Rangers support can take ussie with.
However, if the Buddies are just taking tickets away from travelling fans for the seats to sit empty, then there’s something seriously amiss.
With clubs regularly complaining about the lack of money in the Scottish game, leaving hundreds – or even thousands – of seats empty to get one up the Old Firm makes no sense.