Stadium is being planned by Rangers Football Club.
The far-reaching plans for the Govan stand are included in the first
major development since the Rangers takeover by Mr David Murray, of the
Edinburgh-based Murray International Holdings.
The luxury complex will include executive boxes, extensive office
space, a top-class restaurant, and five large suites for functions and
It will stand on massive concrete pillars allowing access to a new
parking area and to the existing Govan stand turnstiles.
Details are expected to be publicly advertised soon, under section 23
of the Town and Country Planning Act, to allow any objections to be
made. The plans will then go before Glasgow District Council's
sub-committee on planning and control.
Plans for the total re-vamp of the main stand, aimed at raising the
Ibrox capacity to 52,000, are also at an advanced stage and an
announcement is likely within the next two months.
Mr Murray is known to be keen on an early start to both developments.
If the necessary permission is forthcoming, work on the Govan stand
project could start before the end of this season.
Steel is the speciality of Mr Murray's company and the basic framework
could be completed in less than two months from the starting date.
The new building behind the Govan stand would generate massive income
for the club. However, Mr Murray has promised that the ordinary fan will
not be forgotten and facilities would be available to Premier Club
members, who would be able to book for a pre-match meal.