Rangers’ plan for a new multi-purpose building on the site of the old Edmiston house has moved a step closer to reality, as a Glasgow City Council document shows that a recommendation has been made to approve the club’s proposal.

In August, Rangers revealed their plan to build a two-storey structure on the site once the old Edmiston House had been demolished.

The demolition work has since been completed, and it seems the Gers’ ambitious project is now close to receiving the green light.

The document shows that a recommendation has been made to approve the plans, subject to conditions, but the application is still listed as ‘pending’ on the Glasgow City Council website.

It’s hoped that the project will be completed in 2022, so that the building can be opened during the club’s 150th anniversary year.

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Rangers want to replace build on the site of the old Edmiston House. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The building will be used as a fanzone but it is intended to be multi-purpose, with a museum, a cafe and a concert venue all included in the plans.

It’s exciting news for supporters that the project is close to being approved, as the club does further work to improve the matchday experience for fans, following the long-awaited reopening of the Ibrox Rangers store.

Fanzones currently seem like something of an alien concept, though, with restrictions dictating that Gers matches will continue to take place behind closed doors for the foreseeable future.

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