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I see Newcastle are now planning on expanding their stadium to over 60 000, Liverpool are starting work in May on their new stadium, Arsenal have recently moved to a 60 000 seater, Man United have increased theirs to over 76 000 and celtic park holds over 60 000.

Id like to see Ibrox made into a 60 000+ stadium. Bring in more season ticket holders, more revenue and change the away supports seating so that the segregation doesnt take up so many seats.

What are the chances of this?

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I see Newcastle are now planning on expanding their stadium to over 60 000, Liverpool are starting work in May on their new stadium, Arsenal have recently moved to a 60 000 seater, Man United have increased theirs to over 76 000 and celtic park holds over 60 000.

Id like to see Ibrox made into a 60 000+ stadium. Bring in more season ticket holders, more revenue and change the away supports seating so that the segregation doesnt take up so many seats.

What are the chances of this?

no chance really..well not in the next few years anyway. maybe about 5-10 years down the line if we have a new owner etc etc it could be a possibility. but not in the near future anyway

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I dont know how viable this would be from a construction point of view, bar lowering the pitch I dont see where we could put any more seats?

If it is viable then I would love to see Ibrox get bigger.

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The only place we could put seats are where the big screens are, and I can't see that happening, TBH.

Would love it, all the same.

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Very little chance at the moment I think, as SDM won't allow that sort of money to be spent, I'm also not sure how much expansion can be done at Ibrox as I'm sure the ground, to a certain degree is a listed building. I think there is scope for the corners to provide more seating but don't think there is the room for any more tiers to be built.

What would have to happen is for a brand new stadium to be built with a minimum of 60,000 seats, would prefer 70 or 80,000 myself, but we are then talking serious money, we are also talking planning permission and a suitable site to be found roughly in the same area.

So basically I don't think it will happen for a long time yet.

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We don't have the money to improve our squad enough to win the SPL. Where would we find the money to extend Ibrox by 10,000 seats?

The Copland and Broomloan Stands will get their own Bar 72s over the next 18 months and that is as far as Ibrox will go in the short term. A new owner may have other ideas but I doubt it will be primary in their plans.

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Me again, found this interesting:

At the club's AGM in 2006, chief executive Martin Bain announced that further schemes were probable for the Copland and Broomloan stands, raising overall stadium capacity by around 800 to a total of approximately 51,900.

In partnership with the Las Vegas Sands corporation, the club sought to develop land adjoining Ibrox as the home of Britain's first 'regional casino' (also called 'super casino'). The casino was to be accompanied by a Rangers-themed leisure complex. In 2005, Glasgow City Council approved outline planning permission for the development at Ibrox [1](followed subsequently by approval of additional plans elsewhere in the city). Britain's Casino Advisory Panel reviewed bids from eight short-listed cities and in 2007 awarded the first license to Manchester. There is no immediate prospect of the Ibrox proposal being resurrected.

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if we were to get into the champs league group stages every year if not further, maybe that would pave the way for a big money sponsor and maybe that could generate some of the cash for it, by that time possibly a new owner willing to pump some cash into us?

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Dont think Ibrox is able to be expanded by more than a few more thousands, cant lower the pitch any more due to view restrictions, and I remember a big debate about this on follow follow a while ago, alot of facts being thrown around, and it basicly coming down to planning permission, limited space to expand etc etc, alot of jargan which went over my head really :)

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A more likely solution would be to move from Ibrox to elsewhere nearby.

However, as we've seen with Wembley, the Emirates and Millenium stadiums, new venues don't come cheap. Add to that Ibrox's status as a memorial for our absent friends of 1971, then a move wouldn't be too popular amongst many fans.

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im happy with Ibrox the way it is..sure making it bigger would be nice, but Ibrox is a beast of a stadium anyway

Of course it's a great stadium. One which we can all be proud of.

But, when you consider Parkhead has 60,000 people we're automatically down by around £4million on Celtic right away each season.

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What is the point of this meaningless thread

What is the point of you being on this board? All you post is the same tripe over and over again!

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What is the point of this meaningless thread

What is the point of you being on this board? All you post is the same tripe over and over again!

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What is the point of this meaningless thread

What is the point of you being on this board? All you post is the same tripe over and over again!

There is hee haw wrong with tripe...its low in cholesterol and full of the necessary vitamins and minerals the body needs every day

But it leaves a bad taste in the mouth and very few people like it. (harhar)

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