Rangers vice-chairman John Bennett has put a timeline on the much-demanded expansion to the capacity of Ibrox, admitting the 50,817-seater capacity could be increased within the next five years.
Ibrox has sat at around 50,000 capacity since the corners were filled during the 1990s with other minor tweaks since then seeing the overall number of seats fluctuate.
When asked on the Louden Tavern podcast if fans could expect to see the capacity increased at Ibrox, the Gers’ board member confirmed there are plans afoot.
“Yes there are. The most immediate one is something around Argyle House which will involve extra seating,” Bennett said.
“There are longer-term plans that might be able to add more seating but I’m going to describe that as ‘mid-term’ as we want to do Edmiston House, we want to get that museum up and running.
“I’m a real backer of the museum, I do think this is a real legacy moment for the club.
“We’re making this bridge from a recovery phase to a growth phase.
“When you see us putting in some new, premium seating and ally that with Edmiston House, the museum, I think you can see then that this club is putting the dark years behind us.
“It won’t be in one year’s time but I don’t think it’s as far away as five years’ time that you will see a bit more stadium expansion happening.”
Do Rangers need to expand Ibrox?
With over 44,000 season tickets already sold for 2021/22, fans have clearly got right behind Steven Gerrard’s side in recent season as they smashed the club’s previous records.
Even when Rangers were thrown into the lower tiers of Scottish football, they were still attracting huge crowds to Ibrox so it would make a lot of sense to consider expansion.
If things keep going as they have recently for the Light Blues, they might have to expand further than anyone would expect.