RANGERS Football Club were delighted to welcome business students from the Oklahoma State University to Ibrox Stadium this week.
Visiting Scotland on an educational trip over their spring break, the students viewed a presentation from the club’s marketing department before enjoying a tour of the world-famous arena.
The students reported on how much they enjoyed the day, both with the talk and the tour.
Student Macie Martins commented: “The whole entire surroundings are not like any other stadium I have ever been to before. It’s very regal and very pretty compared to anything I’ve been to for soccer games. We don’t have anything like this in Oklahoma where we are from.”
Meanwhile classmate Zack Maddison added: “There is not as much history in the US – it dates back only 100 years or so back home. But to see real history with this being one of the first clubs – it’s a treat.”
The club are aiming to make educational visits such as this a more regular occurrence at Ibrox, with an open invite to school and university groups around the world to create educational visits tailored to their needs.
As well as marketing, such visits could include the likes of sports science talks going forward.
Rangers’ Overseas Development Officer Gary Crooks commented: “The feedback from the university students was very positive with the group thoroughly enjoying their experience at the football club.
“The overseas team see education at the forefront of our initiatives offering a number of bespoke packages in combination with our sporting activities.
“Such educational lectures will range from sport science & nutritional talks to business presentations.”