Rangers fans already know just how special the club’s support is but the Europa League final on Wednesday – and the huge interest from fans – is further proof to everyone else just how incredible the fan base is.
With over 100,000 expected to make the trip to Seville for the Europa League final, authorities have had to open up Estadio La Cartuja for fans without tickets to get to watch the game in the city.
The stadium tweeted that they had already had over 30,000 requests for tickets for the screening and, the likelihood is, Rangers fans will be able to sell out the entire 60,000-capacity and more if they are allowed to.
Sales for La Cartuja are due to resume once the backlog has been worked through a bit – and there is similar demand in Glasgow for somewhere for fans to watch the game.
The fact that Rangers fans could sell out a bigger stadium in a stadium in the host city, while the game is going on, is ridiculous and it becomes even more ridiculous when the Gers support could also sell out Ibrox on Wednesday night too.
Rangers’ Europa League journey to Seville seems like a fairytale
It wasn’t that long ago we were watching Pedro Caixinha have a go at fans while up to his knees in a foreign bush and the progress since then has been incredible.
Reaching the knockouts under Steven Gerrard probably seemed like a reasonable enough ceiling for Europe until the Champions League became a reality – and a European final is beyond anything anyone could have imagined.
That will no doubt have played a part in the huge interest in the Europa League final in Seville from fans as Scotland looks set to come to a standstill on Wednesday night.