Rangers have announced that they will charge fans a flat ticket fee of £5 for their SPFL Championship play-off quarter-final fixture against Queen of the South. The club had previously considered allowing season-ticket holders into Ibrox for free, but were told that this would contravene SPFL rules.
The example of Hibernian last season was cited, when the Edinburgh club were given special dispensation to allow free entry because they had started selling season tickets before the new SPFL rules were adopted. Each club involved in the play-offs must give the league 50% of their home gate receipts and pay the costs of staging the match from their own portion.
Rangers issued this statement: “Never at any time did Rangers state it would not adhere to SPFL rules. And the club believes that setting this flat fee should meet with the approval of all concerned.
“Several pricing structures, including allowing season-ticket holders free admission with other fans paying between £5 and £20, were studied, but it is believed the most favourable option for the club and its supporters is a flat price of £5. The cost to the club of allowing season-ticket holders free admission would have been substantial after accounting for the levy that would be due to the SPFL. The £5 ticket price for all will ensure as many supporters as possible can back the team and, should we progress to the next stage of the play-offs, our pricing policy will not change.”