Main Stand Exterior (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
Govan & Broomloan Stands (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Govan & Copland Road Stands (photo)
Layout Of The Ground
Programme & Fanzine
Record & Average Attendance
Harrogate Supporters Club
|What's Ibrox Stadium Like?|
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
|Future Ground Developments|
|Jim Prentice informs me; 'During the latter stages of Sir David Murray's tenure as Chairman, plans to knock down the Govan, Broomloan Road and Copland Road stands and replace them with a bowl-type structure similar to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium were made public, with the Bill Struth Main Stand to be refurbished (it cannot be demolished as it is a listed building). However, with the UK's poor economic state and Rangers' change of ownership, these plans were put on hold but may well be resurrected at some point in the future. If this were to happen, it is expected that the redevelopment could be completed within one year, with Rangers to play home matches at Hampden Park during this time'.|
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|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
demotion to the third division it is a more relaxed
day out than it was for away supporters of SPL clubs.
|Where To Drink?|
|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'.
|Govan & Broomloan Stands|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
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 and charges
about £7 per car.
|The ground is at least a
couple of miles away from Glasgow Central & 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 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
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 about 80p). 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, and can take you right into the City Centre every couple of minutes. Getting off at Bridge Street is about 90p 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.
|Programme & Fanzines|
Follow, Follow £2
Number One £2.50
Rangers Historian £2.50
|Glasgow Rangers FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Celtic and from further afield, Aberdeen.|
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.
|The Club normally offer tours of the ground on Fridays & Sundays. In the school holidays these are offered daily from Monday to Friday. The tour lasts around 90 minutes and costs £8 for adults and £5.50 concessions (OAP's/Children), Under 5's Free. A family ticket is also available at £24.50. Tours can be booked by calling 0871 702 1972.|
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|Record & Average Attendance|
118,567 v Celtic, 1939.
2011-2012: 46,324 (Premier League)
2010-2011: 45,305 (Premier League)
2009-2010: 47,564 (Premier League)
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|Harrogate Rangers Supporters Club|
Are you a Rangers supporter living in the North of England? Do you want to get to Ibrox more often? If so, you might like to consider joining the Harrogate True Blues Rangers Supporters' Club. The club takes a 49-seat executive coach to all home league/European matches, all cup semi-finals/finals and to occasional away games or early-stage cup matches where demand is sufficient. The club coach collects fans from Leeds, Knaresborough, Leeming, Scotch Corner, Penrith and Carlisle en route to matches (other pick-up points available on request). The club can organise you a match ticket for most games (apart from some high profile fixtures). If you are interested in joining the club as a regular member or just travelling to the odd game, please visit our Harrogate True Blues website for more details.
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