London hotels pull out of hosting Rangers FC meeting after 'threats'

Rangers Football Club have been forced to hold their Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) at their Ibrox home in Glasgow after two London hotels pulled out for security reasons.

Grange Tower Bridge hotel, London
Grange Tower Bridge hotel, London

Yesterday (17 February), the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel pulled out of hosting the EGM, citing the "comfort and security" of guests and staff and "threats from persons unknown", according to the BBC.

A Rangers FC statement said: "It is with regret that the board must announce that, following threats from persons unknown, the Grange Hotel at Tower Hill in London has informed the company that it is no longer willing to host the general meeting on 4 March 2015. "Accordingly, the new venue for this general meeting will be Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, at a date to be determined.

This followed the decision earlier in the month that the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington had also refused to hold the meeting. A statement on the hotel's website said: "The hotel management at the Millennium Gloucester has taken advice from different quarters and concluded that the GM cannot be managed without significant disruption to guests and neighbours."

Rangers FC, which has been plagued by in-fighting and ownership issues over recent years, responded by claiming "complaints and false information" had influenced the hotel's decision.

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