Rangers could be set to make major changes to the footprint of Ibrox after an application was lodged with Glasgow City Council (GCC) to demolish Edmiston House.
The application, found on GCC’s Building Standard’s Register, could be in conjunction with the club’s 150th-anniversary plans for 2022 after Stewart Robertson originally hinted it could be opened up in some form.
There have been various suggestions of possible uses for the three-storey building over the years after sitting empty for far too long but it now seems that it would be easier to pull it down and build something new in its place.
Edmiston House originally housed – and was paid for by – Rangers Pools and also served as the club’s ticket office before eventually being used as a call centre by former owner David Murray.
With the building sitting derelict for years now, it’ll be interesting to see what plans – if any – are in place to replace it, and just how much it can impact the matchday experience for fans.
This is the ticket queue outside the Edmiston House ticket office for the 1988 Skol League Cup Semi-Final v Hearts.
Fans started queueing at 11.30pm the night before they went on sale! pic.twitter.com/osMw0eB74G
— RangersHistory (@RangersFACTS) November 2, 2019
Supporters have long wanted a bar and museum built and that could be one option the club are looking at, although with the building itself looking dated, they may just be thinking about clearing the space in the stadium’s footprint.
In recent years, the building’s only purpose has been to hang the “Icons of Ibrox” banner that faces the Copland Road stand so when it does get demolished, there won’t be any reason to miss it.