A letter has been issued to the UK government as well as the devolved Scottish administration in what will be a welcome gesture to support the people of Glasgow and surrounding areas.
The communication from Rangers stated,
“This morning, our Managing Director wrote to Her Majesty’s Government and the Scottish Government to offer Ibrox Stadium as a vaccination centre.”
“We are living in unprecedented times which require cooperation, action and input from all across society. Rangers Football Club would be delighted to support staff from the National Health Service, and the British military personnel involved in the country-wide vaccination process.”
“I have already identified relevant expertise within my staff who can be placed at your immediate disposal, and we all stand ready to do everything we can to support the national effort, to vaccinate the population. We have large areas around the stadium normally used for matchday parking, and we have other facilities which could also be of use. As a club, we have ongoing and excellent relations with Police Scotland, with whom we regularly work to ensure the safe and efficient management of people and vehicles.”
“In the meantime, please pass sincere thanks from all at Rangers Football Club, to the health and other professionals involved in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“I have written in similar terms to the First Minister/ Secretary of State for Scotland.”
The letter was signed off by MD Stewart Robertson and this move will hopefully see Ibrox join other large scale venues around Glasgow in coming together to make a significant impact to bounce back against the pandemic for a return to a more normal life for all.