Rangers have shown off a new and improved renovated pitch ahead of the club’s friendly against Oxford United on Sunday.
🏡 After a lot of hard work, the new Ibrox pitch is ready for action.
A superb effort this summer from our ground staff. pic.twitter.com/FChU5wbfVz
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 5, 2019
The English League One side will visit Ibrox, the first match at the stadium since a confidence boosting 2-0 win over rivals Celtic in May.
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With the Gers’ first competitive match coming on Tuesday, just two days later, Steven Gerrard is unlikely to field a strong starting eleven against The U’s, but it could be an opportunity for fans to see new signings such as Jake Hastie and Greg Stewart in action.
Rangers’ pre-season thus far has been a strictly behind-closed-doors affair, with the club jetting off to a pre-season training camp in Portugal and taking part in training ground matches against Mansfield and TNS.
The new pitch has got fans talking, with many praising how good the surface looks from the time lapse social media video.
It was reported last November that the new hybrid surface would be costing the club as much as £1.5m.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Never thought I’d spend 5 minutes watching grass grow and enjoy it so much
— Chris Maxwell (@ChrisMaxwell2) July 5, 2019
New hybrid pitch looks class
— Curtis ?? (@1872Curtis) July 5, 2019
Looks great ?
— Davie, Warrington Loyal (@DavidBr88082531) July 5, 2019
I’ve just spent 5 mins of my time watching grass grow. I’m excited.
— Rossco (@RossMitchell83) July 5, 2019
Outstanding Defo one off the best pitches in the world ????⚪
— John Winterbottom (@JohnWinter2121) July 5, 2019
One of the wonders of the world ?? cant wait to be back
— Joe Weir (@joeweir_) July 5, 2019
— David M (@dmjaroka) July 5, 2019
Looks magnificent ??
— Lennox Richardson (@lennyrfc) July 5, 2019