The brand-new Rangers shop in Glasgow City Centre is set to open tomorrow morning, with Rangers fans buzzing to get in and see it.
The Daily Record reported last night that the shop is set to open from 10am on Saturday. With Glasgow City Centre full of Christmas shoppers and Rangers supporters also excited for the grand opening, it should be a great day for the shop.
But if I was heading to it tomorrow I’d expect queues as people rush to see what’s on offer.
Fans have also been taking to Twitter to express their excitement for the new Rangers shop opening its doors.
New Rangers Shop is filling up nicely. Did someone say it's opening Saturday? pic.twitter.com/i2IqUgbyOX
— Scott (@scottmcpherson1) December 6, 2018
Dying to get to the new rangers shop in Glasgow!!
— Abbie🇬🇧 (@abbieRFC) December 7, 2018
Just pitching my tent outside the new rangers shop , anyone need anything? 🇬🇧
— Rabmcd® (@RobertMcdermid) December 7, 2018
It'll probably be in the Rangers shop when it opens in Glasgow city centre at 10am Saturday morning
— 🇬🇧🍾Craig Hale🍾🇬🇧 (@CraigHale1984) December 6, 2018
The new Rangers shop in St Enoch Street is set to open at 10am on Saturday morning. pic.twitter.com/XJfCGGbDsj
— Rangers Circle (@RangersCircle) December 6, 2018
— Sonya (@Sonya1Mc) December 1, 2018
New Rangers store looks absolutely superb, fully sold out by shutting time tomorrow no doubt.
— Paul McCrory (@PaulLinfield) December 7, 2018
@RangersFC The New Shop In Glasgow Looks Great, Just Seen It Today, Excited For The Official Opening Tomorrow, It's About Time Rangers Had A Store 👍👍⚽⚽
— Jordan Neish (@JordanNeish3) December 7, 2018
The St Enoch Square Rangers store opens its doors. 🔴⚪️🔵🇬🇧
I suspect it'll be a busy busy place. https://t.co/SJNnaD7Qkr
— Wilf Marshall (@Wilf1872) December 7, 2018
There will be more people turn up at the Rangers store on Saturday than there will be at some SPL games. pic.twitter.com/PqmWD2tQKa
— andrew gebbie (@andygebb) December 7, 2018
Why are people so excited?
First and foremost, it means they can easily buy Rangers merchandise in the City Centre. It’s been a long time since fans have been able to freely buy kits.
The fans staged a boycott after it was revealed the details of a deal with Sports Direct didn’t benefit the club fairly. It is an ongoing battle to this day. This season, fans have been able to buy online, but it’s not really the same.
Opening the store is also a small step in the battle to building the club back up, and tackling Celtic’s reign.
From a tourism and marketing perspective, it’s very important. St. Enoch Square is a prime location. Rangers now have a presence in the City Centre.
And plenty of fans will be there to see it open tomorrow morning.