Rangers ‘will break SPFL crowd rule’ for play-offs

Ibrox season ticket holders are set to be allowed in for free. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Ibrox season ticket holders are set to be allowed in for free. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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RANGERS have told the Scottish Professional Football League that they will not be charging season ticket holders to gain entry to next month’s Premiership play-offs.

The move breaks SPFL rules but the matter has been under discussion recently. A statement from Rangers said last night: “The club believes supporters who bought tickets for the entire season should not be asked to pay more. It is fundamentally wrong to ask supporters to pay for season tickets and then, at the end of the campaign, expect them to pay again to watch what will now be the most important matches of that same season.

“The club wishes to express its gratitude to all of those who bought tickets.”

Rangers say they will “comply fully with Rule C26 and pay a levy of 50 per cent of the other ticket prices”.

The statement continued: “Rangers recognises fully the SPFL’s desire to help their member clubs but as well as having a responsibility to the game in general Rangers has to be mindful of their own fans at all times.

“The SPFL Board gave Hibernian permission to allow their season ticket holders free entry into their play-off match last season therefore setting a precedent.”