A number of Rangers fans have called for changes to be made regarding some aspects of the matchday experience at Ibrox following a tweet from freelance journalist Andrew Dickson (via @mrandrewdickson).
I don’t think Rangers could ever replicate things to the same standard unless they knocked Ibrox down and started again. That said, they could certainly take a lot on board from how things are done at Spurs. Several improvements that are unquestionably achievable.
— Andrew Dickson (@mrandrewdickson) January 15, 2020
He tweeted about his experience at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night, where he watched Spurs’ FA Cup replay against Middlesbrough, believing that Rangers could learn a lot from the London club if Ibrox was to be modernised, redeveloped or rebuilt.
One notable feature of Tottenham’s stadium, which opened last April at a cost of £1billion [as per Evening Standard], is that cash payments are not accepted, with spectators instead invited to pay by debit/credit card, contactless or mobile payment (as per tottenhamhotspur.com)
Ibrox last saw significant development in the 1990s when its capacity was increased to more than 50,000 following renovations, with a further capacity increase to 51,082 after three new rows of seating were added to the upper tier of the Govan Stand. [via gersnet.co.uk]
Following Dickson’s tweet about Tottenham’s ground, these Rangers fans took to Twitter to ask for some changes at Ibrox, with cashless payments and an improvement on food and drink options among the calls made by supporters:
Like getting a hot pie? It’s all you ask for really
— Mark Flint (@emmeff07) January 15, 2020
cashless payments is a must for next season
— Scott Cameron (@Cammy26_2) January 15, 2020
Cashless would be a start, ever tried to find a bank that doesn’t charge you near Ibrox.
— Scott Ferguson (@Scottferg89) January 15, 2020
I’d settle for a pie that was actually edible
— WATP (@hrmtaxiservice) January 15, 2020
Not sure how it would be too difficult to have a heated concourse in some areas of the ground and provide better food and drink options in concourse.
— Dr Colossus (@Dr_Colossus1690) January 15, 2020
3. Decent food.
Not much to ask is it
— Boab (@83boabobski) January 15, 2020
Things like contactless payments & wifi are easy quick fixes.
Range, quality, & pricing of food one of the biggest issues at Ibrox.
Spurs created an environment with sports bars, etc, where supporters don’t want to rush away from the stadium after the game.
— Faceless 👤 (@FacelessRanger) January 15, 2020
Tannadice take card, yet we don’t! It drives me nuts that we are cash only at Ibrox.
— Jay (@jayrfc89) January 15, 2020
Rangers fans, what changes would you like to see being made at Ibrox (if any)? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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