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Rangers permitted to host 8,500 supporters for Brighton friendly

Tue 20 July 2021 | 11:28

The Scottish side will also be able to welcome 12,750 fans for their pre-season friendly against Real Madrid on Sunday.

Only 2000 fans were permitted to attend

Rangers

’ friendly match against Arsenal last week. However, the Scottish Premiership champions are now permitted to host crowds up to 8,500 spectators for their two upcoming games against

Brighton

and

Real Madrid

.

A club

statement

reads:

"Following further discussions with the Scottish Government and local authorities, Rangers have been granted permission to host 8,500 supporters at Saturday's match with Brighton & Hove Albion, and 12,750 at Sunday's Real Madrid fixture.

"The stadium capacity for the upcoming Scottish Premiership opener with Livingston has also been set, with 17,000 fans permitted to attend on July 31.

"Season ticket holders enrolled in the home friendly scheme and MyGers members will again be given priority to this weekend's friendlies.

"For the Livingston Premiership opener, a straight ballot among Season Ticket holders will take place for the 17,000 available tickets, with those unsuccessful provided free access through the RangersTV virtual match pass."

Rangers are hoping to be permitted to have a full house for their Champions League qualifier against

Malmo

or

HJK Helsinki

on August 10. The Light Blues have the chance to play in the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in a decade.


source: SportMob