Safe standing at Ibrox on the agenda for new Rangers CEO

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Rangers are looking into the feasibility of getting a safe standing section at Ibrox as the incoming CEO revealed that plans are back on the agenda.

Commercial and marketing director James Bisgrove will officially take over from Stewart Robertson on July 31 but is already working on a series of plans for the future alongside recently-appointed chairman John Bennett and manager Michael Beale.

He revealed on Wednesday that close to 45,000 season tickets and 2,000 hospitality packages had been renewed for next term.

And the club are also looking into the possibility of a safe standing at Ibrox similar to other Premiership clubs including Celtic, Motherwell and Kilmarnock.

Bisgrove said: "We want to invest in our infrastructure. We've seen that here at Ibrox with some of the things we've done around stadium expansion.

"As part of that stadium expansion, that we presented at the AGM, we've got a clear plan in terms of how we want to improve the disabled facilities here at Ibrox.

"As part of that, we're also looking into the feasibility of safe standing, which is an area which has been spoken about for many years and it's an area I think we can revisit.

"Our financial health and sustainability gives us the resources to invest in the infrastructure.

"Of course, New Edmiston House which reopened earlier this year, that really gave us the flagship of the campus we've got here at Ibrox.

"We've got the museum that will open, and again, it's another revenue stream that will open for us.

"That's one of the areas where I'll be really focussed in terms of my leadership."

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