Rangers

Ibrox Stadium

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: Hummel
Home Kit: Blue, Red & White
Away Kit: White with Red & Blue Sash
Third Kit: Orange and Blue

Main Stand Facade
Main Stand Facade
Sandy Jardine Stand
Sandy Jardine Stand
Bill Struth Main Stand
Bill Struth Main Stand
Copland Road End
Copland Road End
Broomloan Road Stand
Broomloan Road Stand
Ibrox Stadium Video
Sandy Jardine & Copland Road Stands
Sandy Jardine & Copland Road Stands

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'.

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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Adults £16-£30
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

Glasgow Rangers FC fixture list (takes you to the official Glasgow Rangers FC website).

Celtic and from further afield, Aberdeen.

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.

Record Attendance

118,567 v Celtic, 1939.

Average Attendance

2017-2018: 49,174 (Premier League)
2016-2017: 49,156 (Premier League)
2015-2016: 45,325 (Championship League)

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If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, then please e-mail me at: duncan@footballgrounds.net and I'll update the guide.

Special thanks to Billy O'Neil and Stephan Hoogerwaard for providing photos of Ibrox Stadium for this page.

Glasgow Rangers v Dundee
Scottish Premiership
Wednesday 27th February 2019, 7:45 pm
Matt Burtz (Neutral)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Ibrox Stadium?
 
As a sports-loving child growing up in the United States in the 1980s and 90s, soccer wasn't really on the map for me (except the 1994 World Cup). One thing I did know about was Rangers and Celtic and I've always been fascinated by the Scottish football experience. My trip across the pond to see two Everton games allowed me the opportunity to visit Glasgow and see what it was all about.
 
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
My wife had visited Glasgow about 20 years ago and the only thing she could remember about it was an Indian restaurant in Hillhead. I promised her I would dine there before the game. Thus, though I was staying in the city centre, I took the subway for four stops from Hillhead to Ibrox. Upon exiting the station I only had to follow the crowds and the corner of the stadium was shining brightly for all to see.
 
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
 
I was intending to pop into the Louden for a pint but I needed to claim my ticket and I also wanted to buy a scarf, and I hadn't arrived as early as I originally intended, so there was no time for the pint. There was no visible signage directing me to ticket collection point so I asked a steward outside and was pointed in the right direction. I had already bought a programme from the first seller that I encountered. I then went into the club shop to buy a scarf but to my surprise there were none for sale! This development sent me toward the Main Stand where I saw two souvenir stands. My scarf eventually procured, I took a few photos of the exterior and tried to make my way end. I say tried because I wasn't initially successful: I had bought my ticket from the Rangers website and the seat I selected was in the second row of the Sandy Jardine Stand, which allowed access to the new Bar '72 area. However, there was no mention of this on the ticket, and no barcode either. Thus, when I went to the turnstile indicated, I was told to go around the corner and find a man with a scanner. This person wasn't immediately visible and as I wandered around looking like an idiot a Rangers fan even offered to help me find my way (his intervention was unsuccessful). I eventually found the correct entrance and had a pint in the bar, but either stadium signage needs to be improved or the ticket needs to indicate where you actually need to go in. (I got the impression that these rows are almost exclusively for season ticket holders, so perhaps this isn't much of a problem in general as they all know where they're going).
 
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Ibrox Stadium?
 
The stadium was quite a sight all lit up in the Glasgow night sky. The front of the Main Stand was impressive even in the dark. It was evident that Ibrox has been there for a while as it seemed to ooze history just from looking at it.
 
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
 
Dundee were second bottom coming into the game and looked it as Rangers scored twice in the first ten minutes and added a third in the 23rd minute to effectively make the remaining 50+ minutes academic. Dundee offered next to nothing going forward and though Rangers took their foot off the gas in the second half they never looked troubled and added a fourth late on to prevail 4-0. Dundee blew their one good scoring chance which pleased me as I had a bet on Rangers to win with a clean sheet! Before the game, I had a pint in the aforementioned Bar '72, though I can't remember what beer I had. I didn't sample any of the food on offer. I must say that the seating itself was extremely cramped; I'm 6'4" and there was no leg room whatsoever, plus it seemed like the people on either side were right on top of me. The view from the second row was excellent, however, and more than made up for the discomfort. Rangers fans were loud at times and Ibrox would be an intimidating place to play for an opponent if everyone was up for it.
 
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
 
This was the only low point of the night. A crowd of 50,000 is always difficult to disperse. Leaving Ibrox was not the problem, it was getting back to my hotel. I know from experience not to plan on getting on a subway train at the closest station to a stadium after a game, so my plan was to follow this guide and walk to the next closest one. Alas, I didn't realize that it wasn't on the main road I was walking down along with everyone else but instead required a slight deviation, and for this reason, I wasn't consulting Google Maps for the correct turn. Thus, I went past the station without ever seeing it and ended up walking the two or so miles back to the city center. It wasn't really that bad of a walk, and traffic was terrible so it wasn't as though Uber or a taxi were better options, but I felt somewhat foolish for my lack of planning.
 
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
 
I rather enjoyed my visit. I love old stadiums (stadia?), even if they're partially rebuilt, and the history of Rangers permeates Ibrox. Fans were good and the view was excellent. Scottish football may not be what it used to but it was a tremendous experience all around.

Rangers v St Mirren
Scottish Premiership
Saturday 12th August 2018, 3pm
John Ainsley (Neutral)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Ibrox Stadium?
 
I was looking forward to this match because Rangers are a team which I've always admired from a young age because of the culture of the club plus legends of the club such as Gazza, McCoist etc. I've watched many Rangers matches on TV but now I felt it was the right time to visit Ibrox stadium and experience the atmosphere been amongst the fans.
 
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
It took about four hours to travel to the Ibrox stadium stayed at a local hotel the night before the match and soaked in Glasgow. Finding the ground wasn't too hard as it was near the hotel plus clearly signed posted.
 
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
 
Before the match, I soaked in some of the local bars which had a great mixture of Rangers fans. I got talking to a few fans about Glasgow, Rangers, and general topics and left to go to the match with a lot more knowledge. I find that when talking about Rangers fans they are very underrated because I've never met any football fans that are very friendly towards both neutral and the away section of crowds.
 
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Ibrox Stadium?
 
Ibrox is magnificent and one of the best stadiums in football from the moment you come close to the moment the goals go in you can feel the atmosphere surrounding the club.
 
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
 
Atmosphere 10/10 Stewards 10/10 Facilities 8/10 Match Programme 10/10
 
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
 
Easy enough to get away from the crowds of fans.
 
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
 
Enjoyed the experience 100% and I'm even thinking of going back to experience the atmosphere of European football at the Ibrox stadium.

Rangers v Hearts
Scottish Premier League
Sunday 22nd April 2018, 12:30pm
John Wilson (Neutral fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Ibrox Stadium?
 
I was looking forward to this match because Glasgow Rangers are a team I've always admired because of their history and of the tradition surrounding the club.
 
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
I travelled by car which took me just under three hours to get to Glasgow. It was very easy to find the Ibrox Stadium as it was not far away from the hotel I was staying in.
 
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
 
By the time I had arrived at Glasgow it was 1:30pm or thereabouts so I went to the club shop and looked around the historic stadium. The home fans were excellent and welcomed me to watch the match as one of their own. I got talking to a few Rangers fans who where sat near me that offered to buy me a pint at half time!
 
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Ibrox Stadium?
 
I was amazed. Ibrox stadium has that classic look and is one of the best stadiums I have been to.
 
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
 
Loved every minute of it. The atmosphere was electric and the food at the Ibrox was cheap. Everything about Rangers was to look after the fans.
 
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
 
Easy as the hotel wasn't too far so I checked in and went to one of the pubs nearby before looking around Glasgow.
 
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
 
I would happily visit again and I hope that opportunity along comes fast.

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.

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Updated 11th March 2019

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