Kilmarnock have opened the gates for an increased backing on the final day of the season by halving Rangers’ ticket allocation for the final day showdown at Rugby Park.
The Ibrox side usually get 8,000 tickets, occupying the Moffat and Chadwick stands. This has been reduced to 4,000, with visiting fans being seated solely in the Chadwick stand.
This is a great move by Killie- if the fans come out in their numbers. In this 150th anniversary year of the club, the board seem willing to have a celebration of their history on the final day.
It also sets the stage for more fans to potentially see their side get over the line in the race for Europe. Kilmarnock are in third place right now, occupying the last European spot. If they are still in the race come the final day, they will need a bumper crowd to cheer them over the line.
It’s vitally important fans turn out for the potentially crucial clash.
The Kilmarnock players deserve a bumper crowd
For Killie to be where they are right now is magnificent. They have punched above their weight time and time again this season, proving once again they are a team to fear under Steve Clarke.
The game against Rangers could be so important to the club. The potential of Rugby Park hosting European football for the first time since 2001 is a tantalising thought for most supporters.
If all things go to plan, they’ll be well in this race come the final day. There are other scenarios too though. They could have already secured European football or they may have dropped the ball altogether, dropping out of the race. The latter seems highly unlikely though.
Regardless of what’s at stake, the board need supporters to come out in force. They’ll have egg on their face if Rugby Park isn’t filled.
Their is an argument to be made that some Rangers fans now may occupy seats in the home end. Killie supporters can help prevent this, by getting to the game. It’s been a historic season with some great moments, games and football. The club could even prevent this by offering free tickets to local schools. The least these players deserve is massive send off as they head towards the summer break.
The game is set to be a great occasion for the Rugby Park side. Fans of the Ayrshire outfit can make it that extra bit special.