Rangers have heaped praise on the club’s supporters after confirming that more than 44,000 season tickets and hospitality packages have been renewed for 2021/22.
After freezing season ticket prices, the club opened renewals on 22nd April, giving fans until 17th May to make a decision.
🏡 21/22 Season Ticket Renewals Open
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 22, 2021
The Gers subsequently released a ‘group chat’ video featuring a number of first-team stars as well as a rousing piece narrated by Steven Gerrard to promote the season tickets.
Given that no fans have been able to get inside Ibrox all season and that uncertainty remains heading into 2021/22, it would have been understandable if many had opted against renewing, given the significant financial commitment involved.
However, the response has been remarkable.
Rangers issued an update on Tuesday afternoon, confirming that renewals across season tickets and hospitality packages had surpassed 44k prior to Monday’s deadline.
‘The loyalty of our season ticket holders to their club has never been in question, but today, that devotion has reached new, unprecedented heights with astonishingly, in excess of 44,000 season ticket & hospitality renewals ahead of the deadline,’ read the first line of the update.
💙 The loyalty of our season ticket holders to their club has never been in question, but today, that devotion has reached new, unprecedented heights with astonishingly, in excess of 44,000 season ticket & hospitality renewals ahead of the deadline.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 18, 2021
Gers managing director Stewart Robertson was blown away by the response.
“We all know the loyalty of Rangers season-ticket holders over the last number of years, but to have already reached such a fantastic figure as we close our renewals is simply extraordinary,” he said [Rangers.co.uk].
“We cannot thank our season-ticket holders and hospitality enough for this backing, and hopefully, we will be welcoming them back to Ibrox in significant numbers come the start of next season.”
With Glasgow’s move to Level 2 restrictions being delayed, spectators still aren’t permitted at outdoor events in the city for the time being.
Rangers will be hoping that things progress quickly, though, given that a glamour friendly against Arsenal is scheduled for mid-July, while hugely significant Champions League qualifiers also fall early in the season.