Rangers announce membership scheme to start next year amongst other things.

Bribrox

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The possibilities for this are endless. Ask the big food outlets ie Gregg's, subway, KFC, McDonalds how much they would pay for space inside Ibrox.
Probably wouldn't be interested. The cost of installing the equipment they need plus staffing for outlets that are only used for a few hours once every 2 weeks on average won't be worth it never mind paying rent as well.
 

hms

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Quite typical of a Rangers board to be honest, we’ll get what they want and we’ll accept it.

Safe standing, catering & a membership scheme should be the priorities. A membership scheme that offers rtv, points systems for away tickets & rewards with other service partners. I’d pay a monthly sub for that.

Safe standing is a must, they’ve ignored it, it’s now time for them to tell us why.

The catering is beyond awful, I now take bottled water and fruit juice and snacks for the weans as I’m not feeding them the shite they serve inside the ground. I’ve been approached by the stewards and not once have they removed anything. They have no argument when presented with the facts.
 

BillyBoys

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Regarding a membership scheme, I'd like it done in a way similar to this for ST holders.

Gold - access to apply for all away tickets, travel club membership included, access to semi / final tickets, RTV access tc etc etc

Silver - similar to above but maybe excluding travel club or away tickets

Bronze - again excluding a benefit from the tiers above

FWIW I don't think it'll be like that but that is something that would help reduce the away ticket membership imo, depending on how it would be priced.
 

ThomasMRFC

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There’s no much point debating away tickets . The fact is demand outstrips supply sometimes 10 times over for the bigger games. While that remains there’s no solution and people just have to accept the 2/3 games a year from cccs and if they want more source them from RSC or their own source
 

Alex

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no interest in taking the roc tickets away, RSC's should get tickets from the club as they do. I just wouldn't let them on the CCCS as well.

Just my opinion, if you are in an RSC you won't agree as its like Turkeys voting for Christmas. I though just want all match attending supporters having the same chance of tickets. simple as that.
Most people’s motivation for joining RSCs isn’t for ticket reasons. So why should they be punished for that? Not every RSC runs a bus to away games - 2,3,4 tickets makes it unfeasible to do so anyway. We had a bus to Hampden last year - most of our bus is on CCCS so got tickets, our RSC got allocated 5 tickets (not enough for our 40 odd folk on the bus!!).

Selling tickets on this forum doesn’t give all match going fans an equal chance of tickets. So does being a poster here mean I’ve got a third bite of a cherry?
 

billyritchieshireblue

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“The stadium music is terrible.

It should be Rangers songs only that are played.

I also feel when we score I prefer the natural noise of the fans roaring rather than some rave song blasting over the top of us.”

This quote here was saying to my newphew just the other week it’s just noise that’s not required
 

Parahandy65

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The membership scheme seems a good idea on the face of it, it will raise more money for the club and I as a non season ticket holder would be happy to join.

Interesting reading previous posts re away ticket allocations, RSCs, etc. Something I seldom consider as I don't travel away, I do work with a few guys who travel away, including Europe, so can appreciate the difficulties faced trying to secure away tickets. Quite a complex issue in my view, the club needs to meet a demand that outstrips supply. Those scrambling for tickets are dedicated fans spending serious money, the club has the difficult task of implementing a fair system whilst all proceeds from these ticket sales goes to the home club.

From a probably selfish point of view, I will share my frustrations as a non season ticket holder. I attend home matches with my daughter, both of us are on the waiting list but there is little chance of us getting season tickets together in the near future. I'm hoping the membership scheme includes some form of loyalty system for non season ticket holders. We have both managed to get tickets for all home matches (league/europe/friendlies) this season, via public sale/secondary ticketing - with the exception of the Celtic match which wasn't offered for public sale. I know I have zero entitlement to a ticket for the Celtic match, but it's frustrating there is currently no way of even being given any opportunity to apply for one when attending all other home games.

No loyalty system will ever be perfect. Sunday's against Hamilton was a prime example for me, there were several people selling handfuls of tickets outside the Subway. Any loyalty points would presumably go to those selling the tickets and not those who bought them and actually attended the match.

Hopefully the membership scheme, however it is implemented, gives all those wanting to regularly attend games either home or away the best chance of doing so. The dynamics of our support is so wide and varied, it will take a smarter person than me to come up with a scheme that satisfies everyone.
 

Captain_Buns

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Wifi. Makes club money. Official Wifi betting partner. Official wifi sponsor.

Theres folk on call for various jobs that have to get backup folk to cover them as the signal is dreadful never mind an internet signal. Ive had to do it.

Safe Standing absolutely does not make the club money

And theres only a few folk jumping up and down about it, the bulk of season ticket holders couldnt give a monkeys about Safe Standing.

Just pointing out the reality.
Aye but atmosphere n’at
 

cw3038

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Many big clubs on the continent offer a membership scheme. This isn't remotely connected to ST ownership. There will be benefits to it and stuff but its mainly a way for fans to further finance their club. Think Benfica have the biggest membership, could be wrong.
Strong desire for a scheme,financial benefit to the club.......get it done.
 

jigster

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Official Ticketer
would fans pay an extra £100 +£400,000 for the installation of safe standing ? seems only fair as you are taking away perfectly good seats only to replace them with seats that can be turned into safe standing ..........



if it was in the Copland Front i'd pay the extra
 

temperance

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Rangers are looking into a new scheme for tickets which is point based like the travel club, but it will be at least a few years before it is up and running.

What I think will happen ticket wise is there will be a members sale of home match tickets before any left go to public sale. Obviously our league games sell out fast so there would unlikely be any public sale for league games at Ibrox.
That’s what Man Utd do, members have first chance of tickets.
 

Valley Bluenose

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here's what Leeds United membership gets you Adult and junior £50 and £30 respectively

Its clear from that that the scheme, at Leeds at least, is targeted at non-season ticket holders. The section on away tickets says members will get the chance to buy AFTER the season ticket holders do.

I suspect Rangers scheme, in terms of ticket sales at least, will also be targeted at those unable to purchase a season ticket.
 

frazz

Active Member
RSC’s don’t get enough tickets to give every match going bus member “two bites at the cherry”. 4 tickets between 40 doesn’t go, so don’t even pretend it does. RSCs absorbed tickets when hardly anyone was on the away scheme in the lower leagues. Most took financial hits. Of course, you knew that :)
No but it does need changed id be more inclined to give rsc a larger number % of tickets per game however tied to the rangers numbers so that they can continue get a reasonable amount of tickets and those that are not in a rsc get a equal chance.

The rangers number is only used once so that person has to decide if their application goes through rsc or cccs. The higher number of tickets for rsc should a allow more members in then to get tickets and a better chance for non rsc supporters to get tickets.

RSCs need to be managed better a well there are to many that are not real supporters clubs and set up between few friends just to gtee one of two tickets
 

JamieBTB

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Official Ticketer
Isn't it funny how RSC's are only an issue now. I never heard a word said against them in the dark days when many of them were left with dozens of spare tickets for Stranraer and Queens Park that nobody could be arsed going to.
there used to only be like 1.5-2k on the cccs the season warburton came in. now look at it. back in the spfl and its broken now with the demand
 

Barryhopez

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There's a monopoly on away tickets......imo it should be spread out......we have fans who snap up away tickets showing loyalty and pass them on so they can get the big games when they come it's shite and unfair.
I disagree with this. There's no monopoly over away tickets in the RSC v CCCS debate that rumbles on.
 

Laidlaw Loyal

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This is funny to come from me considering the boy next to me slags me for taking my laptop into games straight after work, but who cares what the WiFi is like? Proper catering and ashtrays in the bogs please. I'd support safe standing for a singing section but wouldn't want to stand in it every week being lazy.
 

supersonic

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Official Ticketer
Newcastle have a membership scheme that you need to pay 30 quid for every year in order to get top 6 games. I reckon a lot of the premier league teams do it. It means that fans that are just interested in the big games have to pay more and get that income from tourists etc. Not saying we should do similar but it's interesting to see how teams bring in extra revenue.
 

ahalfallover

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We got 2 bites at the Cherry when we were in the lower leagues and loads of spare tkts then with smaller allocations...

Now we are doing good and Steve G is here that's all you hear...
Went from 4/5 tkts on cccs to probably 2 but hearing its unfair...


Didn't really need 2 bites when we played Arbroath on the Monday night....Stranraer on the Thursday...Forfar...QOTS...Montrose etc lunchtime Sunday as there were folk getting left with unsold tkts at these games...Its not a staunch post or whatever someone wants turn it into but a fact...
true
 

supersonic

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Official Ticketer
Anyone got any idea how long the current catering contract is? Not only is the food shite the queues are massive. So much room for improvement and an easy win for the board in terms of improving fan experience.
 

supersonic

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Official Ticketer
Even if they were to install vending machines in each stand catering area think of how that would reduce queues etc and would require virtually no staff to operate.
 

supersonic

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Official Ticketer
People moaning about not needing WiFi think about this

I have to get to my MRA turnstile 30 mins before kick off because some people are still to stupid to be able to use a simple turnstile and because of these people the queues build up so I have to be there 30 mins before to comfortably get in For kick off , I then have to sit for 15/20 minutes staring at my feet as there is no connection in Ibrox it’s 2019 I should be able to sit on my phone with WiFi waiting For the game to start and not just blankly staring forward
Hate to break it to you but you dont get wifi in most grounds, even premier league games. Lets install wifi and that way no one will ever speak to each other games. Speak to people around you surely?
 

JamieBTB

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only doubt I have is we are relying on the ticket office to manage this properly. look at the travel club for example it was the perfect system. now it's abused and broken cause the ticket office moved the goal posts
 

LOL 133

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Just having a Chief Executive would be a start. We have an "MD" who just carries out King's instructions from afar. Our model needs revamping. It feels weak in its structure and personnel.
Agreed, but there are some on here who think you need a copy of the job remit before you can criticise.
 

Arminius

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Official Ticketer
Before the centenary stand was built everyone apart from the main stand stood. Most weeks the atmosphere was shit.
This is true.

It’s always been the same. The big games produce the big atmosphere. Run of the mill games were almost always much, much quieter
 

LOL 133

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This is true.

It’s always been the same. The big games produce the big atmosphere. Run of the mill games were almost always much, much quieter
The bigger games have a better atmosphere but back in the days before the centenary stand the fans would start singing about 15 minutes before kick off. That doesnt happen today. In fact your lucky if there's any singing at all outwith the UB.
 

Big Buff

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Just having a Chief Executive would be a start. We have an "MD" who just carries out King's instructions from afar. Our model needs revamping. It feels weak in its structure and personnel.
But this is not Robertson's fault, it's King and Parks fault. Bringing in a CEO would not change how the decisions are made or how the company is structured.

This is how they want to run the club. If we have a problem with this structure, then we have a problem with the shareholders and directors, not with the personnel underneath them.
 

jigster

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Official Ticketer
Its clear from that that the scheme, at Leeds at least, is targeted at non-season ticket holders. The section on away tickets says members will get the chance to buy AFTER the season ticket holders do.

I suspect Rangers scheme, in terms of ticket sales at least, will also be targeted at those unable to purchase a season ticket.

thing is if we have a waiting list of 10,000 a membership scheme that entitles you to buy a match ticket would take in £500,000 for basically very little outlay but at Leeds your first 3 purchases come with £5 each purchase and small other benefits
 

Installer

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The bigger games have a better atmosphere but back in the days before the centenary stand the fans would start singing about 15 minutes before kick off. That doesnt happen today. In fact your lucky if there's any singing at all outwith the UB.
Why do you support the club and go to the games? No one can complain, moan and criticize the club/support the way you do and be a true supporter.
There are some fantastic initiatives taking place and you still manage to squeeze in your criticism of the board and the support.

You really are a strange one.
 
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