Tue. Sep 27th, 2022
RANGERS were 24 hours away from having to SHUT Ibrox, managing director Stewart Robertson has revealed.

Safety issues were flagged up back in 2015 after part of the cladding on the roof became detached during a match against Dumbarton, causing a 10-minute hold up while fans were evacuated.

Keith Campbell – The Sun Glasgow

Some cladding is dangling from the roof of the Govan Stand and police have cleared fans from beneath it at half-time[/caption]

The Ibrox supremo is at pains to point out how heavily the Gers have invested in the bricks and mortar since then.

Robertson said there had been fifteen years of ZERO investment in the club, which the current board have had to rectify.

An ambitious project is under way to redevelop Edmiston House nearby the Govan stadium, while Robertson insists the club have also spent £3m on the stadium roof with more still required.

Robertson told The Rangers Review: “There was probably 15 years of zero investment in this club.

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“If I did that with my house, in 15 years the thing would be falling down.

“And that’s what we had at Ibrox. We nearly had the stadium closed because of the roof.

“There was a night where a bit of metal almost fell off and we were 24 hours from the stadium being closed.

“That was the state of the place back then.

“We have spent £3m on the roof and it’s still not finished.

“If you are at the game next week you will see the cladding on the Govan stand that is going in.

“We have still to do the Broomloan.

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“So there has been capital expenditure we have had to do otherwise we’d have nowhere to play football.

“And that’s a direct result of a lack of investment over a long period of time.”

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