CLUB Chairman Dave King has again thanked fans for the exceptional support this season that saw a record of more than 43,000 season tickets purchased.
This is the maximum amount of season tickets that can be sold to supporters given the need to reserve a complete section of the stadium for away supporters.
The Club may have to introduce a waiting list if historical levels of renewal and new applications are achieved. This will be done on the “earliest application” basis.
Mr King said: “This degree of loyalty continues to be gratifying and humbling.
“Despite a relatively disappointing campaign up to this point, we have taken the necessary steps to revitalise the team and its performance. Of particular note is the carefully researched appointment of a new management unit headed by Pedro Caixinha.”
“Funds are available to help Pedro shape his own team. It is important that our supporters continue to see Rangers playing attractive football, but attractive football must not be pursued at the cost of failing to win.
“We must reinstate the winning mentality expected of the most successful club in the world in terms of domestic league titles. This winning mentality is only one of the significant qualities that I believe we have reintroduced with the new manager and his support staff.
“We could have avoided the significant financial compensation we incurred to bring the new management team on board by delaying the appointment until the end of the season.
“However, we believe that it is in the Club’s interest to give Pedro the balance of this season to assess the squad and make preparations in advance of the new season and the early competitive start that we envisage with Europa League qualifiers. It will be a further significant step forward to achieve our stated target of having European football back at Ibrox.
“Much of the work undertaken off the pitch is unseen and the maintenance of Ibrox and Auchenhowie is a never ending and costly process. But it is a price we must continuously pay in order to boast two such fantastic facilities and advance the excellent youth development process that we have put in place.
“Much has been achieved in the past year and the Club structures are significantly better than a year ago.
“Our academy structures and young players are more promising than at any time since my first association with the Club almost 20 years ago. Auchenhowie is finally looking “fit for purpose” and is showing a vibrancy hitherto unseen.
“I repeat my previous commitment that I will not consider our work complete until Rangers has been restored to the very top of our game.
“No other club anywhere can match Rangers’ history and successes. No other supporters could have endured the traumas that befell Rangers in recent years and remained so proud and dignified.
“It is gratifying to finally be able to deal with the normal vagaries of football (such as team performance and management restructures) as business in the normal course rather than as a new crisis – which had been the case over the last few years. I look forward to the coming season with great optimism.”
There are four easy ways for season ticket holders to renew for 2017/18:
- Website: rangers.co.uk/renew
- Rangers Ticket Centre
- Phone: 0871 702 1972 (Option 1) Calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras
- Email: [email protected]
SEASON TICKET HELP AND FAQs HERE
What is the season ticket renewal deadline?
The renewal deadline for 2017/18 is to be confirmed in due course.
How can I renew my season ticket?
Season tickets can be renewed online at www.rangers.co.uk, or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0871 702 1972 (calls cost 13ppm plus network extras) or in person at the Rangers Ticket Centre.
What are the sales channel opening times?
The Ticket Hotline is open Monday to Sunday 9am to 9pm.
What are the Ticket Centre opening times?
Rangers Ticket Centre is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 6pm and Saturday (non-match days) 10am to 2pm. The Ticket Centre is closed on a Sunday.