Rangers are one half of the ‘Old Firm’, a Glasgow duopoly (the other being Celtic), that has dominated Scottish football since the launch of the Scottish Football League. They have since won more league titles (53) than any other club in the world. Rangers traditionally draw on support from the Protestant and Unionist half of Glasgow, of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Old Firm rivalry can therefore become heated, as you may imagine.
Famous Rangers players over the years have included John Greig (holder of the record for the most appearances for Rangers), Sandy Jardine, Richard Gough, Mark Hateley and Ally McCoist. Other teams in Scotland (Celtic excepted) have found Rangers’ recent domination of the Scottish League tough to deal with. So much so, that at one time, there was talk of Rangers and Celtic joining a British League. As this was never on the cards, Rangers and Celtic are still the teams to beat in Scotland.
Ibrox Park was mostly re-developed in the late 1970's and early 1980's with three new stands being constructed. Only the Main Stand (which was originally built in 1929) remains of the old Ibrox.
The Ibrox Tour includes a visit to the Home Dressing Room and the Trophy Room. Tours cost £8 for adults and £5.50 for children and are held three times a day, most days (11am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm). There is also a Club Shop at Ibrox, open every day from 9.30am until 5pm (and on Sundays from 10am until 5pm).
Getting to Ibrox:
BY ROAD - If arriving from the East, take the M8 West to the Govan turn-off, where you need to turn onto the B768. This will take you to the ground.
If arriving from the West, take the M8 East to the Govan/M77turn-off and turn left onto Edmiston Drive.
The Ibrox underground station is immediately adjacent to the stadium on Copland Road. The Glasgow underground is a circular route and trains run every few minutes.
The nearest Rail stations are a couple of miles away, if travelling to Glasgow Central or Queens Street, it is advisable to get a taxi to the stadium.
Glasgow International Airport is around 9 miles from the city centre. To get into Glasgow from the airport, take the shuttle bus to the railway stations for around £4 one-way (it takes around 20 minutes). A second option is to fly to Glasgow Prestwick, which is further out, but a 45 minute train journey will get you into the city.
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