Finance Guru predicts 60,000-capacity Ibrox as stunning Rangers plans revealed
Rangers have the fanbase to expand capacity at Ibrox to 60,000.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Rangers director John Bennett revealed the club are exploring plans to expand the stadium.
Speaking to Louden Tavern podcast, the vice chairman disclosed that it is a “mid-term” plan to add “extra seating” at the 122-year-old arena.
Ibrox currently houses just under 51,000 and the club recently announced that it had sold 44,000 season tickets for the upcoming season.
Maguire insisted that Rangers could accommodate another 9,000 fans, bringing enhanced matchday revenues in the process.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “With the Steven Gerrard factor and the fact they are competing in Europe, why can’t they be looking at something around 60,000?
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“There are three clubs in London that have that capacity, so why can we not have two in Glasgow?
“Both Rangers and Celtic have fanbases that go beyond the borders of Glasgow itself. People are hugely invested in both clubs in the city but also all around Scotland as well.
“There are about 600,000 people in Glasgow but that doesn’t stop Liverpool and Everton both getting huge crowds. The same goes for both Manchester clubs.”
The most recent on-site development at Ibrox is the addition of the Edmiston House Museum.
The museum is set to open its doors next season to mark the club’s 150th anniversary.