7000 person crowd given go-ahead for upcoming Rangers match
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7000 person crowd given go-ahead for upcoming Rangers match

Rangers are set to play out their Europa League group stage opener with Belgian side Standard Liege in front of 7000 supporters.

The Ibrox side are yet to play in front of a crowd this season as a coronavirus lock-out continues across the UK with cases rising all over Britain.

But with UEFA allowing clubs the opportunity to fill up to 30% of stadiums, local and national guidelines permitting, it appears the Gers will face a crowd in Liege on October 22nd.

“In agreement with the City of Liège, the infectious diseases department of the CHU de Liège, the Minister of Sports and UEFA, a limited number of supporters may be welcomed into the stadium in order to push our players towards victory,” reads a Standard Liege statement.

“This number will obviously be re-examined between each European home meeting depending on the evolution of the health situation. This leads us to move forward game by game.

“A ticket sale will therefore be organized for this meeting.”

According to the Daily Record, this will involve a crowd of 7000 Liege fans as Rangers prepare to play in front of fans for the first time this season.

The news also comes after Polish opponents Lech Poznan announced that they are hopeful of playing in front of 10,000 fans when Rangers come to visit in December.

“We intend to put on sale around 10,000 tickets in line with Polish guidelines,” said Lech Poznan spokesman Maciej Henszel [Scottish Sun].

Belgian football has been played in front of fans in recent weeks, albeit at a reduced capacity. (Photo by LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

“Season ticket holders will have priority and there will be no away fans.”

At present supporters are not allowed into grounds in Scotland which could mean Rangers will face a small to medium-sized crowd on their travels but play without Rangers fans at Ibrox.

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