Spying mission with a difference


March 10, 1970
Bill Shankly went on a spying mission to-day to Glasgow to evaluate a floodlighting system. With Liverpool directors, ground committee chairman Sidney Cecil Reakes, financial committee chairman Eric Sawyer, and a member of the firm of architects of their new stand, he travelled North to inspect the lights at Ibrox Park, the home of Rangers.

The lights there are mounted on the top of the stand because Rangers were unable to erect pylons because of the proximity of an airport.

Liverpool are also unable to erect tall pylons for space reasons, and with the building of their new stand intend mounting their new £100,000 lightning system on the roof of that and the Kemlyn Road stand.

Bill Shankly will then spend the night in Glasgow before dashing South to-morrow to link up with his team before Liverpool’s match at Southampton.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: March 10, 1970)

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