Ibrox Disaster 50th Anniversary

On the 2nd January 2021, Rangers Football Club will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Ibrox Disaster, an event in which sixty-six supporters tragically lost their life and many more supporters were injured.

With under two months to go until this date, the club would like to provide an update on some of the planning and preparations that are underway to commemorate this important landmark.

In addition to the annual commemorations that will take place, such as a minute’s silence and the laying of a floral wreath at the John Greig statue, the Club is planning to carry out additional match-day tributes around the Old Firm game that is scheduled to take place that weekend. The Club is also exploring all of the available options for a service to be held.

Due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is difficult to provide precise details on the commemorations at this time but we would like to assure supporters and anyone with a connection or interest in the anniversary that a number of scenarios are being explored and prepared to allow us to commemorate the anniversary with the dignity and standards expected of such an important occasion.

As part of the club’s planning and preparations, we would like to invite anyone who has a personal connection with the anniversary to contact the club via [email protected]. It is incredibly important that we involve and reflect the wishes of families who lost loved ones on that day which is why we have created a dedicated channel of communication for people to use.

If email is not your preferred method of contact, please contact 0141 580 8670 or you can write to Always Remembered, Ibrox Stadium, 150 Edmiston Drive, G51 2XD. All forms of contact will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and discretion.

At it’s time, the 1971 Ibrox Disaster was the worst disaster in British sport and the effects of the disaster profoundly impacted not only Rangers, but Glasgow, Scotland and society as a whole. The memory of the supporters who passed away in 1971, plus the supporters who passed away in earlier Ibrox tragedies, have a special place in the Club’s history and on the 50th anniversary of the 1971 disaster, we will come together to remember their lives and legacy.