As leaked photos appeared to show renovations to the Ibrox tunnel ahead of Rangers’ match with Dundee United this weekend, it’s had fans split on the new designs.

Some love the idea the club are renovating and modernising the area whilst others are more apprehensive about the upgrading of the iconic wood panelling.

But there is one thing that all Rangers fans can be unified on – this Rangers board deserve massive credit for following through on their promise to upgrade the club’s home ground.

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Dave King previously spoke about the years of neglect the iconic ground suffered at the hands of previous regimes way back in 2016 and has helped oversee major investment into the stadium.

This has been continued under the interim chairmanship of Douglas Park and the club really are beginning to press on with major plans for the wonderfully unique ground.

 

The modern upgrades to the tunnel follow revamped changing rooms, an upgraded players’ area and investment in the hospitality lounges.

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Club 72 is a timely upgrade to Bar 72 which will see Rangers launch an industry-leading sports bar and street in a modern, exciting setting [Rangers].

That’s before we talk about the replacing of tired old seats, the upgrading of cladding on multiple stands and the much-requested pressure washing, the new banners, the new hybrid pitch.

Then there’s the redevelopment of the previously boycotted Ibrox megastore which has seen a £250k investment from Rangers’ retail partners Castore and reopened to Gers fans.

Oh yeah, and there’s just the small matter of a multi-purpose redevelopment of the currently unused Edmiston House site which will see it become a match-day hub, club museum and music venue.

This is millions of pounds worth of investment into our club which will transform Rangers’ home stadium and bring it up to modern standards.

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Ibrox Stadium and its surrounding area is going through a period of great regeneration under this current Rangers regime. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whilst some might seek to conflate and bemoan trivial details concerning upgrades, after years of neglect, I for one am incredibly grateful for the progress which has been made so far.

And I’m also incredibly excited for what plans the club have for the stadium in the future.

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