The Daily Record, via www.footballwebpages.co.uk, recently ran a story about how Rangers, Celtic and a few other Scottish Premiership clubs saw an increase in attendance this season.

Rangers attendance rose by 391 punters per match on average, or by 0.79%. It’s impressive that in a stadium where we see such a loyal turn out week on week, we can squeeze out a slight increase to 49,562.

Much of the slight increase must go down to Steven Gerrard. But the statistics aren’t just a homage to the Rangers boss, they also place Rangers at the top of a special Scottish Premiership table.

Rangers fans are better at filling their ground than any other Scottish Premiership side. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

On average, Rangers fill their ground more than any other club in the country. Each week at Ibrox, Rangers statistically fill 97.5% of the 50,817 seater stadium.

Compare this with rivals Celtic, who’ve filled 94.9% of their stadium on average this year (57,779 average, 60,832 capacity).

 

The likes of Aberdeen only fill out 67.2% (14,924 average, 22,199 capacity) and Kilmarnock 38% (6,895 average, 18,128 capacity).

It shows just how dedicated the light blue’s fans are to turning out to see their heroes every week. And the club will be hoping even more Bears sign up for season tickets next season too as the renewal period closes.

Maybe these statistics are also further suggestion the club should look again at the very real possibility of stadium expansion.

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