Essential Information

Arrival Time

Safety advice has been issued by Celtic Football Club for the forthcoming fixture on Sunday 31 March 2019.

It is essential that Rangers supporters who receive a ticket for the match assemble at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome around 10.30 hrs whereupon they will receive a Police escort across London Road to turnstiles 66 and 67.

It is estimated all visiting supporters will be inside the stadium by 11:15 hrs after which the whole Stadium footprint will be opened for general access.

Rangers supporters arriving after 11:00 hrs should be aware they are likely to be held in the assembly point at the Velodrome until after the match has kicked off and they can be safely escorted to the stadium.

This decision has been taken in the interests of safety of all supporters attending the match and is supported by Police Scotland.

This arrangement was agreed between Celtic and Police Scotland and we fully expect the safety of our supporters to be given a priority.

Clocks go forward

Please note that the clocks go forward this Sunday and please ensure you factor in the change to ensure you arrive at the ground on time

Supporter Discussion

Rangers SLO with Club 1872 representatives met with Police Scotland to discuss the arrangements for the upcoming match and express concerns over the changes.  It is acknowledged that the safety of all supporters attending the game is of paramount importance.  Rangers and Club 1872 will have follow up discussions with Police Scotland following the match.

Disabled Supporter Access

Rangers have been in contact with all disabled supporters allocated tickets for this match to the game and confirm specific arrangements.  If you have any further questions please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Travelling To The Match

Supporters’ Buses

Please note, the Rangers supporters coaches will be parked in the Commonwealth Games overspill car park, located at Springfield Road near to Dalmarnock Road. Due to a change in the roadway, there is no facility for away coaches to stop or turn on Springfield Road. Away supporters must ensure they attend at the parking area in sufficient time, with the stadium being approximately 10-15 mins walk.

All Rangers supporters’ coaches should exit the M74 at Junction 2 and join Cambuslang Road travelling north to Farme Cross. Travel through the cross roads onto Dalmarnock Road travelling north towards Springfield Road. Turn right into Springfield Road, where the away coach will be directed by a police motorcyclist.

Post-match Travel Advice: Rangers supporters should follow the reverse of the Pre-Match route. Coaches will be assisted by police motorcyclists.

Train

Due to its proximity to the Rangers Supporters Access Point, Dalmarnock Rail Station is the recommended stop.  Duke Street Rail Station is also in close proximity to ‘Rangers Friendly’ bars and pubs but is a longer walk and not ideal so if using that route, I would recommend getting a taxi from that area.  Please note buses replace trains between Rutherglen, Motherwell, Whifflet & Larkhall due to rail improvement works.

Subway

No direct route via this method.  Would recommend if using the subway to get train to either Buchanan Street Subway Station and then on to Queen Street Station train routes or to St. Enoch Subway Station and on to Glasgow Central Station rail routes.

Private Cars

Parking spaces are restricted around the stadium but there is limited parking.  Would recommend parking close to The Rangers Supporters Coach Parking just off Springfield Road and following the designated route in the map provided below.

Entering The Stadium

Please arrive early to the stadium to ensure access for kick off.

It is essential that Rangers supporters who receive a ticket for the match assemble at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome around 10.30 hrs whereupon they will receive a Police escort across London Road to turnstiles 66 and 67.

It is estimated all visiting supporters will be inside the stadium by 11:15 hrs after which the whole Stadium footprint will be opened for general access.

Rangers supporters arriving after 11:00 hrs should be aware they are likely to be held in the gathering point at the Velodrome until after the match has kicked off and they can be safely escorted to the stadium.

Rangers Supporters Coach Parking

Located on the above map South/Southwest of the Stadium near to Dalmarnock Rail Station with is approximately a 20-minute walk from the stadium.

Rangers Supporters Access Route

Walk North East on Springfield Road and turn in at the Emirates and follow the route to Kinlock Street.

Unacceptable Conduct

Unacceptable conduct is conduct which is violent or disorderly.

Violent conduct includes: Any actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against any person, or intentional damage to property.

Disorderly conduct includes: Conduct which stirs up or sustains, or is likely or is designed to stir up or sustain, hatred or ill will against or towards individuals or groups of people because of:

  • Gender
  • Colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin
  • Membership or presumed membership, of a religious group or of a social or cultural group with perceived religious affiliation
  • Sexual orientation
  • Transgender identity
  • Disability
  • Using threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct
  • Displaying writing or any other thing which is threatening, abusive or insulting

A Detailed Description Of Unacceptable Conduct

A person present at or in the immediate environs of an Official Match engages in Unacceptable Conduct where their conduct is violent and/or disorderly.

Conduct is violent where there is (i) actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against a person or persons; or (ii) intentional damage to property.

Disorderly conduct includes (i) conduct which stirs up or sustains or is likely or designed to stir up or sustain, hatred or ill will against or towards a group of persons based on their membership or presumed membership of a group defined by reference to a category mentioned below or against an individual who is or is presumed to be a member of such group; (ii) using threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct; or (iii) displaying any writing or other thing which is threatening, abusive or insulting.

Presumed means presumed by the person or persons engaged in the conduct.

The categories referred to above are: –

  • Female or male gender;
  • Colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin;
  • Membership of a religious group or of a social or cultural group with a perceived religious affiliation;
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Transgender identity and disability.

Religious group means a group of persons defined by reference to their religious belief or lack of religious belief, membership of or adherence to a church or religious organisation, support for the culture and traditions of a church or religious organisation and/or participation in activities associated with such a culture or such traditions.

Transgender identity means any one or more of transvestism, transsexualism, inter-sexuality or change of gender.

Disability means physical or mental impairment of any kind.

These regulations, which apply at all domestic matches, mean that ‘unacceptable conduct’ by supporters, will lead to clubs being penalised.

If you hear someone behaving in an inappropriate manner, putting the Club at risk, report them anonymously or otherwise.

Fans who do behave in an inappropriate manner, bringing the Club into disrepute, will face limited or lifetime bans, loss of their season ticket, or arrest by the Police.

Bans will apply to supporters’ clubs as well as individuals.

Drinking

It is illegal to drink on supporters’ coaches, in public, on public transport, in the stadium etc.

It is also not permitted to be drunk on supporters’ coaches, in public, on public transport, in the stadium etc.

Fines, refusal, ejection are all possible sanctions

Pyrotechnics – Flares, Smokebombs, Fireworks etc.

Are all proscribed and should not be brought to the match!

Follow With Pride

We are all part of the Rangers family and every one of us has a role to play. It is important all fans believe they are ambassadors for the Club and help protect and enhance Rangers reputation.

With this in mind supporters are asked to:

  • Sing the songs which celebrate the club, its honours and achievements both past and present
  • Wear recognised Rangers strips and traditional team colours
  • Display legitimate flags and banners
  • Avoid gestures and salutes that could be taken as offensive

Regulations introduced by the SFA and SPL for all domestic matches mean that ‘unacceptable conduct’ by supporters will lead to clubs being penalised.

Fans who do behave in an inappropriate manner, bringing the club into disrepute, will face limited or lifetime bans, loss of season ticket or arrest by the police. Bans will apply to supporters’ clubs as well as individuals.

The Local Community

Please ensure that locals and their property are treated with the utmost respect.  Avoid any actions that could reflect poorly on Rangers FC and our supporters.

Unsociable behaviour should not be inflicted on the local communities – please only use designated toilet facilities and dispose of litter in appropriate waste disposal bins.  Also avoid excessive noise in built up areas where there are many local residents.

The Rangers Support are magnificent – make sure a moment of thoughtlessness doesn’t reflect badly on them.

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