Capacity: 50,411 (all seated)
Address: 150 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow, G51 2XD
Telephone: 0871 702 1972
Pitch Size: 115 x 78 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Gers or Teddy Bears
Year Ground Opened: 1899
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Shirt Sponsors: 32RED
Kit Manufacturer: Puma
Home Kit: Blue, Red & White
Away Kit: Red and Black
Third Kit: Black with Blue Trim
Ibrox Stadium was mostly re-developed in the late 1970's and early 1980's with three new stands being constructed. Only the Main Stand (which was originally built in 1929) at one side of the pitch remains of the old Ibrox. This stand has also been refurbished and in 1994 a third tier was added to it. The impressive red brick facade of this stand was left intact (it is a listed building), which means that the ground has a great blend of modern facilities, whilst still retaining its historic character. The stand was renamed the Bill Struth Main Stand in 2006 after one of the Club's most successful managers. The three relatively new stands are all good sized two tiered stands and either side of the Govan Stand, the corners have been filled, with seating in the lower tier and large video screens in the upper tier. Even though the Main Stand is larger than the other stands, the ground looks well balanced as the roof of this stand comes down to the same height of the others. The corners to either side of this stand are partly open, being filled with stairwells. There are also a couple of small electric scoreboards at either end of the ground. Outside the stadium is a statue of former player, manager and director, John Greig.
Away fans are located in the lower tier of the Broomloan Stand, towards the Govan Stand and the bulk are located in this corner of the ground, below one of the large video screens. The facilities are fairly good in this area, as well as enjoying a decent view of the playing action. For big games such as the Old Firm derby, then the whole of the Broomloan Stand can be allocated to the away support. The ground itself is great and with Rangers working their way up the leagues, it is a more relaxed day out than it was for away supporters of some SPL clubs.
Most bars around the vicinity of the ground are normally very crowded and not particularly away fan friendly, so it may as well be an idea to drink in the city centre before moving onto the ground. However, The Albion on Broomloan Road by the ground, has been recommended by some away fans.
Jim Prentice adds; ''Away supporters tend to head for bars towards the Centre of Glasgow, as there is less chance of any hassle than when around the ground. For Rangers fans, there are several good bars to be found around Ibrox. Most bars are found in the vicinity of Paisley Road West, starting from the Old Toll Bar and the Viceroy furthest away (towards the city centre). En route to the stadium is the Grapes Bar, and a short walk towards the stadium are the District Bar and the Louden Bar (the latter just being around the corner from the District on Harvie Street) - a Rangers fan's heaven with lots of memorabilia and photographs on the walls. There are also a few Social Clubs further down PRW. Just over the M8, not far from Bellahouston Park, is the Tradeston Ex-Servicemens' Club, which is a huge old building that serves reasonably-priced beer and food - well worth a visit. The old Stadium Bar, opposite Ibrox Underground Station, has just been taken over by the owners of the Louden and has been redeveloped and is well on its way to being as good as the Louden on Harvie Street'.
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Leave the M8 at Junction 23 and head towards Govan/Clyde Tunnel on the A8 Paisley Road West. You will come to the stadium on your right after about a mile and a half. The roads around Ibrox become pretty congested, so please allow some extra time for your journey. There is plenty of street parking around the stadium, although fans might like to park at the Albion Car Park, which is a secure site located opposite the stadium and charges about £7 per car. There is also the option of renting a private driveway near Ibrox Stadium via YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
Ibrox Stadium is at least a couple of miles away from Glasgow Central and Queens Street Railway Stations. Either jump in a taxi or proceed down Argyll Street to the St Enoch Underground Station and take the Inner Circle underground train to the ground. Ibrox Stadium has its own underground station, only a few minutes walk away. The station though gets exceptionally busy after the games. Alternatively, there always seems to be a number of buses running by the ground which are heading back into the City Centre,
James Prentice adds; 'Ibrox Underground has huge queues after games, and some supporters may prefer to use Cessnock Underground Station on Paisley Road West, as fewer people seem to use it on a matchday. Turn out of the stadium and go left on to Edminston Drive, and the station is about five minutes' walk away after the road joins up with Paisley Road West (Adult single tickets are £1.60). While it is a tiny bit longer to walk to Cessnock, you may well stand a better chance of getting on the Underground more quickly than at Ibrox. Buses also run along Paisley Road West which take you right into the City Centre every couple of minutes. Getting off at Bridge Street is about £1.20 Single and is a two minute walk over the River Clyde for the Centre of Glasgow'. Otherwise, if you are feeling particularly brave you can embark on the 40 minute walk back to the city centre.
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Over 60's/Under 18's £12-£15
Under 16's £5
The upper tier of the Broomloan Road Stand is now Rangers' Family Section and often offers ticket deals for families that include at least one child - check with the ticket office or the club's website prior to booking. There are always activities such as face painting, games and discos prior to matches to get younger fans involved, plus the change to meet the club mascot, Broxi Bear. Rangers have previously won an award for being the most family-friendly club in the SPL.
Official Programme £3
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The Club normally offer tours of Ibrox Stadium on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The tour lasts around 90 minutes and costs £10 for adults and £5.50 concessions (OAP's/Children), Under 5's Free. A family ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) is also available at £27. Tours can be booked by calling 0871 702 1972.
118,567 v Celtic, 1939.
2016-2017: 49,156 (Premier League)
2015-2016: 45,325 (Championship League)
2014-2015: 32,798 (Championship League)
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Glasgow Rangers v Partick Thistle
Scottish Premier League
Saturday 1st October 2016, 3pm
Mike Turner (Neutral fan)
Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Ibrox Stadium?
My friend Neil (famous for not ever wearing a hat in cold weather) have wanted to visit Ibrox for a while so thought we'd have a quick weekend away.
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
Very easy we stayed in a hotel not far from Ibrox.
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
Several pubs down the Paisley Road - The Quayside, Union, Grapes. All friendly enough.
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Ibrox Stadium?
The Leitch designed Main Stand of Ibrox is very impressive, the remainder of the outside of the ground is a bit too 80's orange brick for my liking. The Leitch stand is impressive inside too, and the enclosed ground is impressive overall.
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
An almost full house saw Rangers beat Partick 2-0, in a quite poor standard of football. The atmosphere was quite good.
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
Getting away easy enough back to the hotel, but busy for buses and the subway. We popped into the Govan Social Club on the way back for a few pints and some much needed Smokey Bacon crisps!
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
A good day out if you like a few beers before the match in friendly, but partisan pubs.