Exciting images have emerged from Ibrox with the installation of a new pitch well underway at Rangers’ home ground.
The quality of the pitch has been a persistent concern for supporters in recent seasons.
In February 2020, a Premiership fixture vs Livingston was postponed because the pitch was unable to cope with heavy rainfall ahead of the game, and the surface was poor for subsequent Europa League knockout clashes.
Work carried out after the curtailed 2019/20 campaign didn’t solve the problems, with supporters raising big concerns again during the winter months of the 2020/21 season.
Rangers are on the case, though, and SIS Pitches have been brought in to install an entirely new surface ahead of the 2021/22 Champions League qualifiers.
Work began soon after the Gers’ 4-0 trophy day victory over Aberdeen and images tweeted by a fan on Saturday evening show exciting progress being made.
— Matty1904 (@MatthewWeir3) June 12, 2021
Ibrox was a fortress last season anyway but if Steven Gerrard’s side have a pristine playing surface all year round, it will undoubtedly help their quest to defend the Premiership title.
Work has also been carried out at the Rangers Training Centre this week, with the main youth pitch at Auchenhowie being relaid.
Youth pitch 1 at Rangers Training Centre completed today. Well done guys ☀️🌱🚜⚽️ pic.twitter.com/p2of4IS3sC
— AllGrass Turfcare (@Allgrassturf) June 10, 2021
A Rangers Colts side will be playing in the Lowland League next season and it’s important that the best facilities are provided to increase their chances of success.