Ibrox fans are growing increasing concerned about the slow progress of Edmiston House, the showpiece construction to mark 10 years of the Tribute Act.
Fittingly part of the development will include a concert arena capable of hosting Elvis Pressley, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Michael Jackson and other stars from the past.
Fans rushed forward to pay £150 for the Founders Pack containing a variety of tat including an exclusive gift, special welcome pack, a certificate signed by Douglas Park and priority booking.
Halfway through 2022 the venue is being described as a medium sized Starbucks with little sign of progress from month to month.
On 6 December 2021, Dave Pyatt, General Manager for New Edmiston House, told the club website:
Braving the occasionally inhospitable Glasgow weather, the team have been forging forward making great progress on site in recent weeks, as any passer-by will have noticed.
With groundworks now completed, focus has now shifted to the steel structure of the development, as the true scale of New Edmiston House begins to emerge.
Over the coming weeks and months, we look forward to sharing further updates as these various elements start to take shape.
The report added:
Housing an improved two-story Rangers Store, Café, Events Space and Museum celebrating the club history and future, New Edmiston House will be a signature project celebrating the clubs 150th anniversary year, demonstrating the clubs commitment to investing in the next 150 years.
The official opening has still to be announced, it is unlikely that they’ll be taking orders for the Christmas season. There are no plans to add a Super Casino to the project or heliport and retractable pitch.
? The site of New Edmiston House today. pic.twitter.com/hx9YCTFqmS
— ??????? (@SeafarerMichael) June 22, 2022
Must admit the plans do look massively underwhelming and very Starbucks-esc
— UB1872 (@UB18722) June 22, 2022
It wi not be open this year by the looks of it
— stevie currie (@steviecurrie409) June 22, 2022
No expert on construction but is there any real progress ? Serious question.
— Ibroxonian72 (@ibroxonian72) June 22, 2022
They built 163 floors of the Burj Kalifa in Dubai in less time. Those builder haven’t even managed 2 yet!
— PeteE1872 (@Pete18721) June 22, 2022
Is it just me who thinks a museum etc will not fit in there. Looks a lot smaller than I thought
— JH ????????? (@JHunter431) June 22, 2022
just my opinion but this doesnt look like its shaping up too well… its looks really small, maybe once its all finished it might turn out no bad, cant see it myself though
— wullie mclaughlin (@wulliemclaughl1) June 23, 2022
Again no expert but for me snails pace springs to mind and no real signs of real backing for Gio other than contracts extensions for guys that were already there too busy putting on pop concerts ?
— Peter Baird (@PeterBa17493285) June 22, 2022
I’ve seen bigger man caves built,ffs are we supposed to believe a museum will in that along with a area that holds 1000 people..
— moose ????????? (@JohnMcDowall20) June 22, 2022
— james miller (@rfc1970) June 22, 2022
Probably nothing more than something worth keeping an eye on, but I see John Bennett is the front man for those lending the money to build Ed Hoose. Why aren’t RIFC simply funding it from their super dooper Europa run? ? pic.twitter.com/t4ljy7rtgb
— Timothy Leary (@sharko67) June 22, 2022