A list complied by the Daily Record has placed Rangers as the 9th highest club in Britain – for average attendances after a sell out at Ibrox this season.
On September 15th earlier in the year 50,130 turned out to watch the Bears at Ibrox against Dundee.
Steven Gerrard’s team put on quite a show too – Rangers turned out 4-0 winners. Lassana Coulibaly, Ryan Kent and a James Tavernier double made it a miserable return to Ibrox for then Dundee manager Neil McCann.
This stat also puts Rangers ahead of Chelsea, Aston Villa, Leeds United and a host of Premier League clubs in this key stat.
But with space to increase the capacity of the Old Lady, is it time we thought about it?
Ibrox has room to expand
Rangers could add more seats to the stadium and still sell it out with ease. There’s no doubt about that. The fans are amongst the most loyal in the world and any development would eventually pay for itself.
What’s more, it’s definitely possible. Here’s a story I done on the possibility of expansion earlier in the season.
The sounds are that there is space in Ibrox to increase the capacity but it’ll have to wait. At present, there’s a bigger focus on restoring her in her current form.
The stadium is currently undergoing major developments which will improve the matchday experience for the 50,000 it currently holds.
But there’s no doubt in the future Rangers will be able to creep even further up that table.
Even if, with a little TLC, she’s perfect the way she is.