Super Eagles Joe Aribo, Leon Balogun and their Rangers teammates will open new seaon in front of 6,000 spectators on Saturday.
This followed the approval of extra 6,000 tickets for the Ibrox clash against Livingston, which is an increase on the original figure
The move comes after a steady increase in crowds allowed for three pre-season friendlies at Ibrox, which peaked with 12,500 for Rangers’ victory over Real Madrid on Sunday.
Celtic will have 24,500 supporters inside their ground for their opening home match against Dundee on August 7 but there will be no Hoops fans inside Tynecastle for their season kick-off.
Standard crowd limits for outdoor events under the Scottish Government’s Level 0 coronavirus restrictions are 2,000 but organisers can apply to their local authority for the right to host bigger attendances.
The different approaches from councils are leading to disappointments for some clubs, notably Hearts. The Nigeria duo who contributed in no small measure to Rangers clinching the league title last season will be hoping to re-enact their form in the new season beginning from Saturday
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