The cost of Glasgow Rangers tickets are now released for the Europa League group stages held at Ibrox. The price for season ticket holders is £105 for a batch of all three – £35 per game.
Steven Gerrard is delighted with the teams that the Gers drew, with Villarreal, Rapid Vienna and Spartak Moscow the opponents.
The Rangers manager wanted “established” teams in Europe, and he definitely got his wish.
Some Light Blues supporters are far from happy at the amount for the tickets, but I have another way of looking at this situation.
For the first time in seven years, Rangers have the opportunity to earn some decent money from European football.
The Light Blues deserve the fans backing to try and catch up with their bitter rivals Glasgow Celtic, who are still far more financially secure.
The board have pushed the boat out to bring Steven Gerrard and his ‘Merseyside Marvels’ to restructure Rangers.
The top class coaching must be maintained to elevate the squad further. This all comes at a cost.
European nights at Ibrox are special, and memories are created by momentous matches. The expectancy, excitement and entertainment will all be eagerly anticipated.
Having brought in 15 new players, Rangers have to live within their budget, happily expanded by the prospect of three lucrative matches. Money has to come from somewhere.
Fans cannot expect the board to finance everything, they did back their team in the third division. The chance to recoup revenue and return to European prominence, now beckons.
When you consider that Ally McCoist, Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha were all given money to fritter away with poor signings, some money has to be clawed back.
Rangers were demoted, and suffered years in the lower regions of Scottish football, it is time for the fans to dig a bit deeper, to recover and at last make some money.