Rangers fan group the Union Bears have announced major plans for the club’s 150th anniversary.
Rangers will be 150 in March 2022 and plenty is being done to mark the achievement.
A sponsorless 150th anniversary kit was recently released and the other three official 2021/22 strips feature special 150th anniversary crests.
It’s hoped that New Edmiston House – the under construction ‘premier multi-purpose venue in Scotland’ – will be ready to open in March and a number of special events are already in the diary.
Unsurprisingly, the Union Bears are also keen to play their part in marking the occasion.
The group that generates a lot of the noise inside Ibrox on matchdays have been responsible for impressive displays in the past, such as the recent tribute for club legend Walter Smith and the ‘we fear no foe’ display before a famous Europa League win over Porto in 2019.
‘The Union Bears are planning a large Tifo this season to celebrate Rangers Football Club’s 150th Anniversary. This will take place at a home match in March 2022 and will involve the majority of supporters inside the stadium.’
Attached to the tweet was a 7-minute video titled ‘150 Years of Glasgow Rangers’ which features footage of previous displays, fan celebrations and iconic on-field moments.
The Union Bears are planning a large Tifo this season to celebrate Rangers Football Club’s 150th Anniversary. This will take place at a home match in March 2022 and will involve the majority of supporters inside the stadium. https://t.co/OVBG8e8Bjz
— Union Bears (@UnionBears_07) October 29, 2021
A GoFundMe page has been set up and fellow supporters have been asked to contribute.
‘With your backing and support – we can celebrate this momentous achievement in the stands and show the world the passion and love we have for our club.’
‘Any additional funds raised will be split between future tifos and a charity chosen by the group.’
The fundraising goal was set at £15k and remarkably, over £7k has already been raised.
The Union Bears have a track record of delivering when it comes to tifos and it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with when they have the luxury of a big budget.
In other news, an EFL chairman has slapped a £7m price tag on a reported Rangers target.