Rangers Announce Ibrox Ticket Sales Reach 10k for Sunday’s Title Showdown

Rangers Women have confirmed they will smash the current SWPL1 attendance record of 9553 which was set by Celtic FC Women at the match against Glasgow City last Thursday night. The current SWPL1 Champions yesterday announced that their ticket sales for this weekend’s Helicopter Sunday title showdown has smashed through the 10,000 sales mark, with their final game of the season being played at Ibrox.

The Ibrox season ticket holders were offered the chance to attend the match for just £1 and so far over 10,000 of theRangers fans have decided to get along to Ibrox and cheer on their team who must beat Glasgow City to earn a place in next season’s Women’s Champions League and also outscore Celtic in a goal difference shoot-out (if Celtic win at Paradise against Hearts), if they are to retain their title.

A draw or a defeat will most likely mean that theRangers will finish third in the SWPL behind Glasgow City – if the visitors win at Ibrox or Celtic – who will be Champions if the game at Ibrox ends all square and our Ghirls beat Hearts. Such is Glasgow City’s inferior goal difference against title rivals Celtic they need a win at Ibrox to win the league and it won’t matter what is going to happen at Celtic Park.

Here’s theRangers announcing that they’re support us rallying brilliantly to get behind their team and try to achieve a high scoring win over the current league leaders. And there are a few other social media posts worth showing too to let you see that there is NO WAY that theRangers will lie down to Glasgow City because they want to retain the title they won last season and they at the very least need to get a Champions League place that a win ion Sunday will definitely deliver.

It’s clear that theRangers are confident that they can win the match on Sunday and that is the perfect result if Fran Alonso’s Celtic FC Women have their shooting boots on against Hearts, the only team of the four going into these two matches with nothing to play for and clearly they are a team not yet near the standards being set by the three title challenges. Currently theRangers lead Celtic on goal difference (+1) so if both win on Sunday then it’s going to be the biggest goalscorers on the day will win the title – and that’s why both clubs are desperate to get their support at the games.

So the questions for the Celtic season ticket holders – who can claim FREE tickets for Celtic Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 4-10pm) are these:

1. Do you want to see a dramatic Helicopter Sunday with a happy ending and with shades of Love Street 86 all rolled into one FOR FREE and to join in the post match celebrations as Celtic win an historic FIRST EVER women’s title?

2. Do you want Celtic to end the season with the SWPL attendance record or are you happy with the pound paying Ibrox supporters to set the record for their club and even if they lose the title claim the ‘summer bragging rights‘…and given they have to pay for their tickets and ours are free they’d certainly have a point!

That’s not to say that Celtic haven’t already ‘sold’ 10,000 tickets, we almost certainly have! The Green Wall in The Celtic End which for these matches is located behind the goal at the Jock Stein Stand (lower) is completely sold out and while there are some tickets left in the corner between the Jock Stein Stand (lower) and the North Strand (lower) there’s not too many left in the North Stand (lower) as Celtic open up a section at a time working towards the North Curve standing section, which will remain closed.

Sections 101-107 in the North Stand will be packed with Celtic supporters and the club still have sections 108 and 109 still available to open. Obviously if demand warrants it the Lisbon Lions stand (lower) can be opened too, so everyone who wants a ticket will be able to get one.

And for non-season ticket holders tickets cost £8 for adults and under 16s are FREE and a mum or dad can bring along as many under 16s as required, for what is going to be a brilliant day out and one that will be remembered for years to come. Get your tickets from the official Celtic website HERE.

The players will decide the outcome of the title but the supporters will determine which club ends the season with the SWPL1 attendance record. Celtic or theRangers? You decide…Celtic’s chances will increase the highest the crowd on Sunday, and that is the view of Celtic manager Fran Alonso and his players who loved the game against Glasgow City which set the current attendance record. That game was watched by a large audience live on Sky Sports so if you were watching on television last Thursday and liked what you were seeing on and off the park, then get along and support the team.

Here’s John Kennedy answering a question about the Fran Alonso and his team that was put to the Celtic Assistant Manager yesterday afternoon by The Celtic Star…

So as far as how we think Sunday will go. Realistically Glasgow City are going to struggle at Ibrox and theRangers are probably a better side that the visitors. Backed by their support and maybe with a refereeing decision or two thrown into the mix (the penalty that that recently got in the closing seconds against Patrick Thistle was comical and certainly worse that anything in the mens game – a compete joke) should see theRangers win their game and earn their spot in the Champions League.

Then it’s down to a goals shoot-out with Celtic and with a RECORD BREAKING crowd at Celtic Park on Sunday then that’s going to be a contest that Celtic can win and at around 6pm on Sunday evening well be celebrating as the trophy arrives from Hampden with Green and Whites wrapped around it on what will be a memorable and BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY! Celtic need to outscore theRangers by just one goal to win the title as we are ahead in goals scored, which will determine the destination of the title if goal difference is level.

Incidentally both games on Sunday are being shown by the BBC see below for details.


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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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