Rangers have been granted permission by Glasgow City Council to build a new Fan Zone and museum at the site of the former Edmiston House.
The underused asset is currently in the process of being pulled down as Rangers look to press on with exciting plans for a new fan zone, club shop, function area and club museum in time for Rangers’ 150th anniversary.
The permission to go ahead and build the two-storey venue – which will also include a function hall which can be used as a music venue – was given at a Glasgow City Council meeting earlier today.
Rangers have previously opened up their excitement at the plans which would are about improving the matchday experience at Ibrox and the enhancing the local area.
The building will be able to host dinners for 500 people, sit an audience of 750 and put on gigs and events for up to 1300.
“We submitted our ambitious plans to the City Council at the end of August, and we were delighted to learn today that its planning committee has approved our plans,” said Rangers managing director [Rangers].
“New Edmiston House will be a fabulous facility with a fanzone on match-days, a state of the art Rangers museum, a café, a multi-purpose conference and concert venue, and two new retail facilities over two floors.
“The opening of the new multi-functional facility will be one of the major milestones of our 150th year. We are in the process of appointing a main contractor, and it is planned to have the building fully fitted-out, and operational in the first half of 2022.
“This substantial investment will provide fans with a vibrant pre and post-match experience. It will add to the conference, banquet and music venues available in Glasgow, as well as becoming a destination for visitors to the city. New Edmiston House is designed to host dinners for 500 people, sit an audience of 750 and host gigs and events for up to 1300.
“The demolition of the old Edmiston House is on programme, and the site should be completely cleared in the next few weeks. I’d like to thank all those involved with the demolition, and the forbearance shown by our immediate neighbours during demolition.
“I’d also like to thank all at the City Council for their professionalism, advice and support throughout the planning process, and for the support of all the construction specialists with whom we are working.”
Rangers fans are very excited by the news Glasgow City Council have now rubber-stamped the plans and will look forward to the building’s construction:
— Michael Seafarer (@SeafarerMichael) November 17, 2020
— Out of Context Rangers (@OOCRangers1) November 17, 2020
— 🇬🇧Coplandbear🇬🇧™ (@Coplandbear1872) November 17, 2020
Can we add in a rooftop terrace to wave at the neighbours?? 😊🔴⚪🔵
— BlueBastion (@BastionBlue) November 17, 2020
— John (@JohnBoyy28) November 17, 2020
Finally good news.
— Curtis 🇨🇭 (@1872Curt) November 17, 2020
Well that's a shock
— Allan Booth (@Boothy1872) November 17, 2020
Excellent news. 👍😀 pic.twitter.com/21IZ0U2k03
— SMcL 55% not 45% 🇬🇧🏴🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@StevenMcLucas) November 17, 2020
Aye we’re skint tho 🔴⚪️🔵
— Junior (@JuniorC1872) November 17, 2020