Rangers have confirmed that the new Ibrox Retail Store will be opening in August ahead of tomorrow’s 2020/21 kit launch tomorrow morning.
The new Castore home shirt will be launched at 9am and commercial and marketing director James Bisgrove believes that opening the store within the stadium footprint will be a “major milestone” for the club and Castore.
“The product development process with Castore is continuing every day with a number of further exciting products in the pipeline for next season. As we reach the significant milestone of our 150th anniversary year, we have a keen eye towards the 2021/22 season and the numerous opportunities this presents for limited edition Rangers products,” Bisgrove told Rangers TV.
“The new Ibrox Retail Store is making excellent progress and we’re looking forward to opening the doors in August, which will be a major milestone and representation of the new era and fresh start that this partnership brings.”
The new kits appear to have leaked online yesterday and features a white collar with red and white detailing above the Castore logo and a slightly tweaked 32Red logo.
New kit launching on Wednesday 👀 pic.twitter.com/Hxjajk1Qxe
— Thomas (@Hyndman18_) June 29, 2020
Getting the store at Ibrox open is a good development and finally sees it returns to the club’s control after Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct operated it for a number of years.
Hopefully, once it opens in August, fans are allowed back to games soon afterwards so the club can really take advantage of having far more control of their retail operation.