By Pranav Shahaney

11th Mar, 2023 | 4:10pm

Ibrox development for Rangers games back on the agenda with official statement out

Controlled parking zones for Rangers games at Ibrox as well as for Celtic clashes at their stadium are now understood to be back on the agenda.

According to Glasgow Times [11 March], the plans were in place earlier but were then put on hold due to the pandemic.

However, the Glasgow City Council has now confirmed that plans to address parking and traffic issues around the stadiums on matchdays are being revisited.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “When proposals for parking zones for Ibrox Stadium and Celtic Park were withdrawn last year, we were clear that parking remained an issue around both stadia on match days.

“The proposals were withdrawn due the disruption to the public hearing process caused by the covid pandemic and the likelihood that traffic regulation orders would not be completed within statutory timescales.

“But we still had an obligation to address the detrimental effect match-day parking continues to have on the communities that surround both stadia.

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“We committed at that time to look again at the options for addressing match-day parking issues at both stadia and engage with all relevant stakeholders on the way forward.”

Good move?

There are times when things get chaotic during matchdays so we can understand why the plans to get this back on track are now being pushed.

The demand for tickets is rising and there are fans around stadiums scrambling for last-minute tickets which is certainly adding to the commotion.

Hopefully, they keep up with their promise and go on to make life better for fans at Ibrox as it’s the best place to watch games and the experience must be as enhanced as possible.

Parking is a major issue that needs addressing and it’s now on to the authorities over how they plan on making it more streamlined.

They can promise to make things better but whether or not they exactly do it, remains to be seen.

We’ve seen proposals like these being brought up time and again and things certainly need to improve in both stadiums and it needs to be done soon.

In other Rangers news, a pundit with insider information at Ibrox has shared one condition that will make Douglas Park leave the club.